The Life of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen by Peter Jones article @ All About Jazz

Book Review By Doug Collette September 17, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Steely Dan‘s co-founder. As a result, it only stands for reason that Fagen’s late creative partner and friend Walter Becker guitar1950 – 2017 ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Walter Becker makes his first appearance around the thirty-page mark of the book. Or … Read more

Grant Green, Larry Young, and Elvin Jones Move Organ Jazz Forward

Organ trios and quartets were ubiquitous by the mid-1960s. In African American neighborhood bars and clubs up and down the East Coast, throughout the Rust Belt and points far beyond, Jimmy Smith-inspired organists and bands pumped out grits ‘n’ gravy blues, swinging standards, funky grooves, and ballads. Nothing fancy; social music for the Black working … Read more

Percy Jones is Still Reaching for New Challenges

In the mid-1970s, a young musician playing fretless electric bass started a groundbreaking career in jazz fusion as a session musician, solo recording artist, and member of one of the subgenre’s most highly regarded groups. And it wasn’t Jaco Pastorius. Percy Jones first recorded with guitarist John Goodsall, keyboardist Robin Lumley, and drummer Phil Collins … Read more