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Donald Fagen On The Past, Present And Future

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Donald Fagen on what's so punk about Steely Dan, what's so sweet about bebop, why making his first solo record, The Nightfly was so personally disruptive to him, when he decided to finally grow up, and who he never wants to see again. Plus, behind the scenes stories of making Gaucho, his relationship with Walter Becker, the influence of Red Garland on his playing, Billy Eckstine on his singing, and James Brown on his rhythm concept.

Along the way, he shares his thoughts on Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bob Dorough, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and much more.

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