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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Steely Dan  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :

Год издания : 1977

Компания звукозаписи : MCA, (wb), (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Album Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Rock

Время звучания : 39:59

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Jazz-Rock)      

Recorded at Village Recorders, West L.A.; Producers Workshop, Hollywood; Warner Bros North Hollywood Recording Studios; ABC Recording Studios; Sound Labs, Hollywood; A&R Studios, N.Y.C.

Steely Dan hadn't been a real working band since Pretzel Logic, but with Aja, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's obsession with sonic detail and fascination with composition reached new heights. A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, Aja has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished previous Steely Dan records. Instead, it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. But Aja isn't just about texture, since Becker and Fagen's songs are their most complex and musically rich set of songs - even the simplest song, the sunny pop of "Peg," has layers of jazzy vocal harmonies. In fact, Steely Dan ignores rock on Aja, preferring to fuse cool jazz, blues, and pop together in a seamless, seductive fashion. It's complex music delivered with ease, and although the duo's preoccupation with clean sound and self-consciously sophisticated arrangements would eventually lead to a dead end, Aja is a shining example of jazz-rock at its finest.

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Bill Perkins (Flute, Horn, Saxophone)
Chuck Findley (Horn)
Chuck Rainey (Bass)
Clydie King (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Dean Parks (Guitar)
Denny Dias (Guitar)
Don Grolnick (Keyboards)
Donald Fagen (Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals)
Jackie Kelso (Flute, Horn, Saxophone)
Jay Graydon (Guitar, Electric Guitar)
Jim Horn (Flute, Saxophone)
Joe Sample (Keyboards, Piano)
Larry Carlton (Guitar, Electric Guitar)
Lee Ritenour (Guitar)
Lew McCreary (Horn)
Michael McDonald (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Michael Omartian (Piano, Keyboards)
Paul Griffin (Keyboards, Piano, Vocals)
Paul Humphrey (Drums)
Pete Christlieb (Flute, Tenor Saxophone)
Plas Johnson (Flute, Saxophone)
Rebecca Louis (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Richard Hyde (Trombone)
Shirley Matthews (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Steve Khan (Guitar)
Tom Scott (Flute, Tenor Saxophone)
Victor Feldman (Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vibraphone)
Walter Becker (Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals)
Wayne Shorter (Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone)

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Наименование трека



   1 Black Cow         0:05:10 Becker, Fagen
   2 Aja         0:08:00 -"-
   3 Deacon Blues         0:07:37 -"-
   4 Peg         0:03:58 -"-
   5 Home At Last         0:05:36 -"-
   6 I Got The News         0:05:07 -"-
   7 Josie         0:04:31 -"-


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