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Steely Dan

Steely Dan is a Grammy-Award winning American jazz rock band. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were the principles. The band recorded six albums in the 1970s that blended jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Their music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and harmonies and recording studio perfection.

The group toured from 1972 to 1974, but in 1975 retired to studio recording only. Their first U.S. Top 10 album was Pretzel Logic" with the single from the album, 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number -- which went to number 4 on the U.S hit parade.

Fagen and Becker went separate ways in 1981. They resumed Steely Dan tours in the summers of 1993 and 1994 with new studio releases in 2000: “Two Against Nature” and in 2003's “Everything Must Go.” Becker and Fagen received Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from the Berklee College of Music in 2001. Stephen says that he was first introduced to Steely Dan recordings as a good example of recording art -- excellent mixing and mastering.

Stephen Gislason -P2500 Band Recordings of Steely Dan Tunes:

FM No Static

Rikki Don't Lose That Number



  • Persona Music Recordings: Our Music Catalogue includes recorded performances under the titles Persona Digital, P2500 Band, Em4U, and the Persona Classical Consort. Music online is offered to illustrate music history, advance music education and appreciation. The recordings presented online demonstrate Persona Studio's arranging, recording and mastering techniques. All the recordings are arrangements and performances completed in house by Stephen Gislason. The music selections and their history are explained in the book, Sound of Music.

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