Fresh off his highly successful 2013 Steely Dan tour with partner Walter Becker, Donald Fagen demonstrated his continued relevance and creativity with a big win in this year’s DownBeat Reader’s Poll for the album “Sunken Condos” (Reprise), his fourth solo effort. He is also the author of a new book of musical memoirs, “Eminent Hipsters” (Viking). I’ve been a fan since, well, forever, so it was an honor to interview him for the December DownBeat. Read it here — or buy the magazine (at all Barnes & Noble stores).
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At the Steely Dan concert last night at the Beacon Theater, after the last encore, the greatest road band ever played an “outro” — Nelson Riddle’s big band theme from “The Untouchables” (not the movie – the old Fifties TV show). Amazing way to close. (You can hear it here – it’s the first in a series of old detective show themes.)