Monday, May 7, 2012

Donald Fagan - The Nightfly

What a great assemblage of session muscians gathered for the making of this reord.  As a Steely Dan aficionado, you'd expect the likes of Larry Carlton, Jeff Porcaro, Dean Parks, and Michael Brecker.  But - whoa - on Green Flower Street - none other than Rick Derringer plays guitar.  Would not have guessed that.  What an album.  Donald covers an old Leiber and Stoller tune called Ruby Baby, here.  And one of Eric Clapton stalwarts, Greg Phillinganes, gets a nice workout on electronic piano and synthnesizer throughout.  Walk Between Raindrops is cool, but I like New Frontier most.

1 comment:

  1. Other fine artists on this album: Paul Shaffer and Will Lee (David Letterman band), and Michael Omartian (Loggins and Messina "Sittin In")...


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