Friday, January 02, 2009
Here's a chance to hear the music of Steely Dan played by a jazz orchestra in Scotland this year:
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will play the music of Steely Dan May 29 at the Perth Festival of the Arts. Just like they did in Glasgow last summer.
They will use the big band arrangements by Fred Sturm originally done for the Hessischer Rundfunk Big Band in Frankfurt, Germany and recorded on the CD Do It Again – hr Big Band Plays Three Decades Of Steely Dan in 2003.
A great album well worth tracking down.
Hear excerpts from the record on Fred's homepage. Just click the Featured works link.
This might be just the excuse we need to go visit Scotland this year! And if we don't make it we hope that some Steely Dan fan eventually will help us out with a review in the comments section. :)
P.S. Gina over at Mizar6 interviewed Fred Sturm a couple of years ago. Read it here.
(Wonder what Donald & Walter thought of the hr Big Band CDs that Carolyn Leonhart brought them?)