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Friends of Steely Dan

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120 minsFirst aired 18 Jan 2019
Artwork by Nick Taylor

David Nerattini celebrates the genius of songwriting duo Donald Fagen and Walter Becker with a selection of covers and interpretations.

This month, we celebrate the genius of one of the greatest songwriting duos of the past century: Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Over the next two hours, we”ll hear cover versions, jazz variations, demos, lost tapes and a few samples and interpretations of Steely Dan songs, illuminating their influence on contemporary music. From Woody Herman, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride and Dave Valentin to Wilco, MF Doom and Sara Isaksson & Rebecka Törnqvist, enjoy the wonderfully inverted chord changes of Steely Dan.

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