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Donald Fagen Int’w – “An Eminent Hipster Speaks” (DownBeat, Dec. 2013)

Donald Fagen

Donald Fagen

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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Steely Dan’s band: “The Untouchables”

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

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.)

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Thrilled to be writing a profile of the great Donald Fagen for an upcoming issue of DownBeat!

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