Nothing is official but we can't help but to keep connecting the dots.
Yesterday kdc wrote a comment to our January 14 post:
Well, the Umbria Jazz website did publicise Steely Dan in Perugia for July 2009... but I've just checked again and they have been removed! What does that say?We went to http://www.umbriajazz.com and all we could see were Burt Bacharach, Paolo Conte, James Taylor and Simply Red. No sign of Steely Dan.
But we did find a discussion forum where the Umbria Jazz festival and James Taylor is discussed. They also have a link to a press release about the just finished Umbria Jazz Winter festival. Using our non-existant Italian we can still deduct from the final paragraph of the press release that at least Umbria Jazz and Steely Dan must have been in discussions:
Translated it roughly says: See you in Perugia for Umbria Jazz 09 July 10 - 19. Some of the artists featured are Burt Bacharach, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Paolo Conte, Simply Red.
The plot thickens...
P.S. Thanks to kdc for the original info!