CD No Static at All: An Instrumental Tribute to Steely Dan (CD 1131120), Audio Other
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No Static at All: An Instrumental Tribute to Steely Dan


  • 1. Do It Again - (featuring Jeff Lorber/Warren Hill)
    2. Peg - (featuring Doc Powell)
    3. FM - (featuring Jeff Lorber/Nick Kirgo)
    4. Deacon Blues - (featuring Richard Elliot/Tony Guerrero)
    5. Rikki Don't Lose That Number - (featuring Warren Hill)
    6. Josie - (featuring Chieli Minucci/Dave Koz)
    7. Bad Sneakers - (featuring Roger Smith/Eddie M.)
    8. Caves of Altamira - (featuring Michael Sims)
    9. Hey Nineteen - (featuring Michael Lington/Tony Guerrero)
    10. Reelin' in the Years - (featuring Eddie M./Roger Smith)
    11. Pearl of the Quarter - (featuring Steve Nieves/Jango)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 195

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerSteve LeGassick; Phil Blackman; Tony Peluso; Wayne Cook

    Personnel includes: Jeff Lorber, Warren Hill, Doc Powell, Nick Kirgo, Richard Elliot, Tony Guerrero, Warren Hill, Chieli Minucci, Dave Koz, Roger Smith, Eddie M, Michael Sims, Michael Lington, Steve Nieves, Jango.
    Producers: Steve Barri, Michael Price, Steve Le Gassick.
    Personnel: Michael Sims (guitar, electric guitar, drum programming); Chieli Minucci, Anas Allaf, Doc Powell, Nick Kirgo (guitar); Dave Koz, Eddie M., George Shelby, Richard Elliot, Steve Nieves, Warren Hill (saxophone); Tony Guererro (trumpet); Randy Legassick (trombone); Steve LeGassick (keyboards, drum programming); Paula Gallitano, Jeff Lorber, Roger Smith (keyboards); Dave Beyer (drums); Michael Price (drum programming).
    Liner Note Author: Steve Barri.
    Recording information: A & M Studios, LosAngeles, CA; Gold Circle Studios, Santa Monica, CA; JHL SOund, Pacific Palisades, CA; TrackRecords, North Hollywood, CA; Wayne Cook Studios, Glendale, CA.
    Photographer: Peter Grant .
    Arrangers: Steve LeGassick; Michael Price; Michael Sims.
    Even as lifelong Steely Dan fans clamored for a copy of Two Against Nature, the acclaimed duo's first studio recording in almost 20 years, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's catalog continues to be a huge seller, their songs as popular as ever on classic rock and adult contemporary radio. Steely Dan's seamless blend of pop and jazz influences has also made them a staple of the smooth jazz format, and many of today's top genre performers cite the band as a major influence. No Static At All, Samson Records' all-star instrumental tribute to Becker and Fagen's timeless artistry recorded under the name Garden Party, allows a handful of these musicians to pay homage to their heroes while creating new twists on songs so familiar that many have become standards. Garden Party was the brainchild of veteran producer and industry executive Steve Barri, who signed Steely Dan to its first deal with ABC/Dunhill Records -- where he was VP of A&R -- in 1970. The 11 tunes comprising No Static at All -- whose name comes from the parenthetical secondary title of the tune "FM" -- include eight instantly recognizable "greatest hits" and three less-known gems: a brass funk jam of "Bad Sneakers" (featuring Eddie M on sax and Roger Smith on keys), the haunting electric guitar driven moods exploring "The Caves of Altamira," and a dreamy, reflective take on "Pearl of the Quarter." The hit parade includes a percussive retro-soul reading of "Do It Again" featuring Hill and Lorber (alternating between Hammond B-3 and Fender Rhodes); the energetic simmering blues infused "Peg" (with Doc Powell); a soulful, throbbing "FM (No Static at All)" (with Lorber and saxman Steve Nieves); a sassy "Deacon Blues," featuring the sizzling horn textures of Elliot and trumpeter Tony Guerrero; the breezy and hypnotic "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" (led by Hill); "Josie," presented as a crackling rocker with Chieli Minucci on electric guitar, Nick Kirgo on rhythm guitar, and Dave Koz explosive on sax; a bubbly tropical twist on "Hey Nineteen"; and, appropriately referring to all the glorious time traveling, a swinging jam of "Reeling in the Years." ~ Jonathan Widran

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (10/00, p.71) - "...Utilizes marquee talents to build on [Steely Dan's] solidly jazzy threads, and in the best cases, re-examine classic pieces from unique perspectives..."
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