Gaucho – Steely Dan

She thinks I’m crazy
But I’m just growing old
I am a bit of a closet Dan fan and have been known to deny my love of the jazz noodling duo publicly on many occasions, what me an old punk, not my album, someone left it here. This album sounds amazing, it must, it has 42 musicians on it!
The first three tracks on side 1 are among some of the best things they ever did, in fact all the tracks are incredible, apart from My Rival which I have never really got.
Micro review; You know you are getting perfection listening to this, those musicians laboured through the night without food or cocaine until they got it spot on. You got to admire that kind of dedication.
Stand-out track; Babylon Sisters, Steely Dan do funk thanks to the amazing drumming of Bernard “Pretty” Purdie.

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4 thoughts on “Gaucho – Steely Dan

  1. One of only three CDs that I will play again when they’re finished. HiFi Choice gave the HiDef 24/96 downloads a bad review – saying Gaucho was precise enough to not need more precision, or some such. This sits as a link between the left-field song crafting of Pretzel Logic and the imminent Real Jazz of Aja. We’re about to replace the dance-hall dudes with modern creatives such as Wayne Shorter. But it all progresses smoothly and nobody got lost along the way. In fact, Steely Dan fans got a free jazz appreciation course on an instalment basis with each album.

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