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Steely Dan "The Making of Aja"

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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Al. Great little documentary.

I got this album for Christmas (along with my first stereo!), sophomore year in high school. Fond memories.

 

Moe

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Always good to hear them!

 

I have the two DVD's about their work that are fascinating.

 

Also a book "Reelin' in the Years" tells more about them

and also recounts  the loss of one album recorded with an

early noise reduction system that would not track properly on replay!

 

Did see them live once here in NZ

 

mike

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I got AJA as a gift when I was a kid. You all might find this nine-minute YouTube video interesting. The YTer, Rick Beato, gets a little excited in a couple spots, but he does make his point rather convincingly:

 

 

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Wow guys!

 

Thanks so much for sharing those

 

So interesting and to find out the names of the session players

as I tend to overlook the details and just listen to the CD's

 

mike

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On 11/7/2019 at 7:52 PM, Mike Westgate said:

Wow guys!

 

Thanks so much for sharing those

 

So interesting and to find out the names of the session players

as I tend to overlook the details and just listen to the CD's

 

mike

Rick Marotta, drummer, human metronome!!

Played for Steely Dan. 

Wendel could not "humanize" they always went back to real drummers.

This is not an insult to Roger, he was one of the greats I had a chance to meet.

 

He has told me so many Steely Dan session and road stories, I could write a book, but leaving it to him!!

 

 

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