Steely Dan Fall ’16 Beacon Residency Underway

Steely Dan Fall ’16 Beacon Residency Underway – October 18th, 2016

The boys are back in town!  Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have led Steely Dan through extended runs at The Beacon Theatre in five of the last seven years but they’ve topped out this year with ten shows.  The band is made up of familiar faces if you’ve turned up for a concert in the last decade or so.  They are rooted by the rhythm section of Keith Carlock on drums and Freddie Washington on bass.  Jon Herington continues to distinguish himself in his role of lead guitarist that he has had now for sixteen years.  The horn section playing those exquisite Dan lines consists of Walt Weiskopf on tenor and alto saxes as well as Roger Rosenberg on baritone sax and Jim Pugh along with Michael Leonhart on trumpets.  Jim Beard is the man on piano/keyboards  and the indispensable and super fabulous backing vocal trio is made up of La Tanya Hall,  Carolyn Leonhart, and Cindy Mizelle.

It was a great bonus to catch Rickie Lee Jones’s set on Friday.  She performed accompanied only by one percussionist and played acoustic guitar for most of her songs with the last couple on piano.  Rickie mentioned on stage she was lucky enough to meet Steely Dan early in her career and that Walter Becker produced her 1989 album Flying Cowboys.  After a couple of nights off, they are back in action tonight with the mean jazz guitarist Julian Lage in the opening slot.  Here’s how the rest of the residency shapes up…

October 18 AJA WITH JULIAN LAGE
October 19 BY POPULAR DEMAND WITH JULIAN LAGE
October 22 GAUCHO WITH ADAM ROGER’S DICE
October 25 WITH RICKIE LEE JONES
October 26 AJA WITH RICKIE LEE JONES
October 28 COUNTDOWN TO ECSTASY WITH MADELEINE PEYROUX
October 29 GREATEST HITS WITH MADELEINE PEYROUX

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