• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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One of the Steely Dan´s…

Donald Fagen was one of the two masterminds behind Steely Dan, the seminal jazz-pop band of the ’70s. Fagen’s solo work has been a continuation of the band’s work of the early ’80s — carefully constructed and arranged, intricately detailed pop songs that are more substantial than their stylish surface may indicate. His 1982 solo debut, The Nightfly, was the best album he had made in years; it covered the same ground as the last two Steely Dan albums, yet surpassed it in terms of ambition and achievement.

After the success of The Nightfly, Fagen suffered a case of writer’s block; for the rest of the decade he contributed music to the occasional film and briefly wrote a column for Premiere magazine in the mid-’80s. In the early ’90s, he toured with the New York Rock & Soul Revue as he finished the material for his second album. With his former Steely Dan partner Walter Becker producing, 1993’s Kamakiriad sounded like Aja recorded with ’90s technology. It had some success on the adult contemporary charts, but it was overshadowed by the duo’s decision to re-form Steely Dan and tour for the first time in nearly 20 years; the tour was a massive success. One more album – 2003’s Everything Must Go – came out the reunion before Fagen decided to begin work on his third solo album. With death as its main theme, Morph the Cat appeared in March of 2006. Soon after the album’s release, Fagen embarked on his first solo tour.

Picture from the official website. Words from allmusic.com

Discography

Sunken Condos

Reprise Records 2012

Tracks: Slinky Thing, I´m Not The Same Without You, Memorabilia, Weather In My Head, The New Breed, Out Of The Ghetto, Miss Marlene, Good Stuff & Planet D´Rhonda.

Musicians on the Sunken Condos album: Donald Fagen and others.

Nightfly Trilogy

Rhino Records 2007

Tracks: CD1: IGY, Green Flower Street, Ruby Baby, Maxine, New Frontier, Nightfly, Goodbye Look, Walk Between Raindrops, True Companion (bonus track), Green Flower Street (live/bonus track), Century’s End (bonus track), New Frontier (video) & Century’s End (video). CD2:Trans Island Skyway, Countermoon, Springtime, Snowbound, Tomorrow’s Girls, Florida Room, On The Dunes, Teahouse On The Tracks, Big Noise New York (bonus track), Confide In Me (bonus track), Blue Lou (bonus track), Shanghai Confidential (bonus track), Dean Seay Interview/Reprise Promo (bonus track), Tomorrow’s Girls (video) & Snowbound (video). CD3: Morph The Cat, H Gang, What I Do, Brite Nitegown, Great Pagoda Of Funn, Security Joan, Night Belongs To Mona, Mary Shut The Garden Door, Morph The Cat (reprise), Hymes (bonus track), Hank’s Pad (live/previously unreleased/bonus track), Viva Viva Rock ‘n’ Roll (bonus track) & World Cafe Interview (bonus track). CD4: 1. Big Noise New York, True Companion, Confide In Me, Blue Lou, Shanghai Confidential, Green Flower Street (live), Century’s End, Hymes, Hank’s Pad (live/previously unreleased) & Viva Viva Rock ‘n’ Roll (live/previously unreleased). DVD1: IGY (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Green Flower Street (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Ruby Baby (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Maxine (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), New Frontier (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Nightfly (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Goodbye Look (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Walk Between Raindrops (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), IGY (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Green Flower Street (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Ruby Baby (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Maxine (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), New Frontier (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Nightfly (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Goodbye Look (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Walk Between Raindrops (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), IGY (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Green Flower Street (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Ruby Baby (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Maxine (PCM stereo mix/MVI), New Frontier (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Nightfly (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Goodbye Look (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Walk Between Raindrops (PCM stereo mix/MVI), True Companion (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), Green Flower Street (PCM stereo mix/live/bonus track/MVI), Century’s End (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), New Frontier (video/MVI) & Century’s End (video/MVI), DVD2: Trans Island Skyway (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Countermoon (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Springtime (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Snowbound (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Tomorrow’s Girls (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Florida Room (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), On The Dunes (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Teahouse On The Tracks (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Trans Island Skyway (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Countermoon (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Springtime (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Snowbound (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Tomorrow’s Girls (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Florida Room (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), On The Dunes (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Teahouse On The Tracks (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Trans Island Skyway (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Countermoon (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Springtime (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Snowbound (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Tomorrow’s Girls (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Florida Room (PCM stereo mix/MVI), On The Dunes (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Teahouse On The Tracks (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Big Noise New York (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), Confide In Me (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), Blue Lou (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), Shanghai Confidential (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), Dean Seay Interview/Reprise Promo (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), Tomorrow’s Girls (video/MVI) & Snowbound (video/MVI). DVD3:. Morph The Cat (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), H Gang (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), What I Do (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Brite Nitegown (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Great Pagoda Of Funn (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Security Joan (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Night Belongs To Mona (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Mary Shut The Garden Door (Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Morph The Cat (reprise/Dolby 5.1 mix/MVI), Morph The Cat (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), H Gang (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), What I Do (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Brite Nitegown (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Great Pagoda Of Funn (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Security Joan (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Night Belongs To Mona (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Mary Shut The Garden Door (DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Morph The Cat (reprise/DTS 5.1 mix/MVI), Morph The Cat (PCM stereo mix/MVI), H Gang (PCM stereo mix/MVI), What I Do (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Brite Nitegown (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Great Pagoda Of Funn (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Security Joan (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Night Belongs To Mona (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Mary Shut The Garden Door (PCM stereo mix/MVI), Morph The Cat (reprise/PCM stereo mix/MVI), Hymes (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI), Hank’s Pad (PCM stereo mix/live/previously unreleased/bonus track/MVI), Viva Viva Rock ‘n’ Roll (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI) & World Cafe Interview (PCM stereo mix/bonus track/MVI).

Musicians on the The Nightfly Trilogy album: Donald Fagen and others.

Morph The Cat

Reprise Records 2006

Tracks: Morph The Cat, H Gang, What I Do, Brite Nitegown, The Great Pagoda Of Funn, Security Joan, The Night Belongs To Mona, Mary Shut The Garden Door & Morph The Cat (Reprise).

Musicians on the Morph The Cat album: Donald Fagen, Keith Carlock, Freddie Washington, Jon Herington, Waybe Krantz, Hugh McCracken, Frank Vignola, Phonus Quaver, Jerry Barnes, Michael Harvey, Marvin Stamm, Walt Weiskopf, Ted Baker, Mark Patterson, Lawrence Feldman, Roger Rosenberg, Gordon Gottlieb, Ken Emerson, Howard Levy, Amy Helm, Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle, Bashiri Johnson, Joe Pasaro, Jennifer Battista, Eddie Jackson, Camille Meza, Candice Predham, Harlon Post Jr., Iilinois Elohainu & Brian Montgomery.

Trans-Island Skyway

Reprise Records 1993

Tracks: Trans-Island Skyway (Edit), Trans-Island Skyway (Bass, Drums, Vocal Only), Snowbound, Home At Last (Live, Previously Unreleased) & Big Noise New York (Previously Unrelased).

Musicians on the Trans-Island Skyway album: Donald Fagen and others.

Kamakiriad

Reprise Records 1993

Tracks: Trans-Island Skyway, Countermoon, Springtime, Snowbound, Tomorrow´s Girls, Florida Room, On The Dunes & Teahouse On The Tracks.

Musicians on the Kamakiriad album: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Georg Wadenius, Paul Griffin, Leroy Clouden, Christopher Parker, Dennis McDermott, Bashiri Johnson, Randy Becker, Cornelius Bumpus, Ronnie Cuber, Iilinois Elohainu, Lawrence Feldman, Birch Johnson, Lou Marini, Jim Pugh, Roger Rosenberg, Alan Rubin, Dave Tofani, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Amy Helm, Mindy Jostyn, Brenda King, Curtis King, Jenni Muldaur, Angela Clemmon Patrick, Katherine Russell, Diane Sorel & Fonzie Thornton.

The Nightfly

Warner Bros 1982

Tracks: I.G.Y., Green Flower Street, Ruby Baby, Maxine, New Frontier, The Nightfly, The Goodbye Look & Walk Between Raindrops.

Musicians on the The Nightfly album: Donald Fagen, Greg Phillinganes, Hugh McCracken, Rob Mounsey, Starz Vanderlocket, Roger Nichols, James Gadson, Jeff Porcaro, Anthony Jackson, Randy Becker, Dave Tofani, Michael Brecker, Ronnie Cuber, Dave Bargeron, Valerie Simpson, Zack Sanders, Frank Floyd, Gordon Grody, Larry Carlton, Dean Parks, Rick Derringer, Chuck Rainey, Daniel Lazerus, Michael Omartian, Ed Green, Marcus Miller, Steve Kahn, Steve Jordan & Leslie Miller.

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