Steely Dan is one of my most favorite bands in rock history. So unique and talented are Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Donald has a new CD coming out soon and we will have a copy soon.
Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen will release his fourth solo album, Sunken Condos, on October 16. The nine-song collection features eight new original compositions by the singer/pianist, as well as a rendition of the Isaac Hayes tune "Out of the Ghetto."
Fagen tapped the talents of number of Steely Dan backing musicians for the project, including guitarist Jon Herington, bassist Freddie Washington and the group's horn section. Fagen co-produced the album with Michael Leonhart, who has played trumpet with the Dan since the 1990s.
Fagen's three previous solo efforts, 1982's The Nightfly, 1993's Kamakiriad and 2006's Morph the Cat, made up what the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has dubbed The Nightfly Trilogy, while the official announcement about Sunken Condos describes it as "a new chapter in [Fagen's] creative evolution."
Sunken Condos is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com.