Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ was released on September 23rd, 1977


Steely Dan’s classic jazz-rock album ‘Aja’ has now turned 37 years old; it was released on September the 23rd 1977. Steely Dan’s two core members are Donald Fagen and Walter Becker but on ‘Aja’  over 36 different musicians contributed, including *guitarists Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour; bassist Chuck Rainey; saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Pete Christlieb, and Tom Scott; drummers Steve Gadd and Bernard Purdie; ex-Miles Davis pianist/vibraphonist Victor Feldman and Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Michael Omartian.Steely_Dan_in_its_Original_Incarnation,_Circa_1973

‘Aja’ with its classic California sound and feel would go on to sell over 5 million copies and carve itself a place in music history.


Joe Cornelisse-SMM

*from Wikipedia

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