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Adam Armstrong, Sean Wayland, Simon Barker (Steely Dan Related)

Adam Armstrong, Sean Wayland, Simon Barker - Stolen Van - 1995 - Rufus Records

Ten jazz covers featuring five Walter Becker & Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) compositions. There are also some good string arrangements by pianist Sean Wayland of Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman", and Suzanne Vega's "Song of Sand". Other tracks include Lennon & McCartney's "I'm Only Sleeping", and Elvis Costello's "Alison". Adam Armstrong plays bass with Simon Barker on drums. For other good Steely Dan jazz cover albums, check out the "Justin Morell Quintet Plays the Music of Steely Dan", hr Big Band's "Do It Again: hr Big Band Plays Three Decades of Steely Dan", The Woody Herman Band's "Chick, Donald, Walter & Woodrow", and "The Hoops McCann Band Plays the Music of Steely Dan" albums. The often complex music of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen is not easy to interpret, but one of the greatest non-jazz cover album's of Steely Dan songs has got to be the totally brilliant Sara Isaksson & Rebecca Törnqvist's "Fire In The Hole" album. Check out http://www.birdland.com.au/ for some other great Australian jazz albums. N.B: This link has been removed at the request of the artist/s, but I would urge you to buy the album through CDbaby.com...Thanks (A.O.O.F.C)


1. Rose Darling (Walter Becker/Donald Fagen)
2. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb)
3. Babylon Sisters (Becker/Fagen)
4. Here At The Western World (Becker/Fagen)
5. Song of Sand (Suzanne Vega)
6. I'm Only Sleeping (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
7. Alison (Elvis Costello)
8. The Caves of Altamira (Becker/Fagen)
9. Third World Man (Becker/Fagen)
10. Wichita Lineman (Reprise) (Webb)


Adam Armstrong - Acoustic Bass
Sean Wayland - Piano
Simon Barker - Drums
Michel Rose, Pedal Steel Guitar
Peter Carritty, Maria Zivkovic - Violin
Jane Brownley - Viola
Nick Dobosi - Cello
Hamish Stuart - Vocal


ADAM ARMSTRONG BIO @ http://www.myspace.com/adamarmstrongmusic
SEAN WAYLAND BIO @ http://www.seanwayland.com/bio.html
SIMON BARKER BIO @ http://www.jazz-planet.com/simonbarker/biography.html


A.O.O.F.C said...
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ratso said...

...interesting looking post Mr Fingal. Thanks muchely...

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers,ratso! I was trying to find this for ages. Most catalogues list Stolen Van as the band, which complicated things. It's good jazz. Nothing too complicated, and if you're a Dan fan, you won't complain. Not easy to find covers of Messrs. Becker & Fagen. TTU soon...P

sean wayland said...

Hi there gents . Please pull down this post . We are struggling artists with families to feed .. Thanks Sean

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi, Sean.Consider it done.Best of luck with your music...P