Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast With Steely Dan
CAT # TJA-12048-25
1. Conversation 1:38 2. Limbo Jazz 2:42 3. Conversation 5:07 4. Josie 3:05 5. Conversation 3:06 6. Mood Indigo 3:07 7. Conversation 2:41 8. Star Eyes 3:19 9. Conversation 4:23 10. Hesitation Blues 3:26 11. Conversation 5:17 12. Things Ain't What They Used To Be 3:46 13. Conversation 1:41 14. Chain Lightning 4:44 15. Conversation 1:05 16. Black Friday 3:03
By way of an unparalleled talent for wrapping a sardonic sense of humor in thought-provoking, cryptic lyrics and an irresistibly eclectic hybrid of jazz-infused pop-rock-R&B music, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker’s Steely Dan has long held sway as one of the most compellingly original bands in contemporary music. Not surprisingly, when Fagen and Becker sat down with jazz piano legend Marian McPartland for her Piano Jazz radio broadcast on NPR, the outcome was nothing short of fascinating. In candid conversations with McPartland, Fagen and Becker reveal insights into their distinctive music and creative process, covering a range of captivating topics—from their pre-Steely Dan musical experiences, to their unique approach to the art of songwriting, to the inescapable musical influences of such jazz heroes as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong. Also featuring stripped-down, live-in-the-studio performances of Steely Dan classics “Josie,” “Black Friday,” and “Chain Lightning,” as well as performances of songs made famous by such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, this intriguing exposé of one of contemporary music’s most creative forces is an absolute must for all Steely Dan fans, musicians, and jazz and pop music enthusiasts alike.
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