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Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
jazz influences
chromatic harmonic structure
acoustic rhythm piano
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
electric pianos
a prominent saxophone part
vocal harmonies
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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tarkus9065
From one of the best albums of all time. This song is a masterpiece.
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Love this music!
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Peerless, priceless timeless... far too deep for most....
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Eight minutes of Genius
http://cultu r e s o n a r . c o m / s t e e l y - d a n s - a j a - e i g h t - m i n u t e s - g e n i u s /
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One of my favorite albums. I was in junior high and when my brothers went to college I could use the stereo / turntable ( vinyls ) I grew up in NY and their music hit home for me.
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Great tune - some songs never get old
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Aja...a masterpiece.
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This album came out when I was in college. My freshman roommate was a huge Dan fan who turned me on to all their albums. So glad he did, they are tremendous musicians. No bad songs on any of their albums. God I love them- the sax solo and drumming during the bridge and the drumming at the end of this are AWESOME!!!!
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jenniferkieh l
Best ever, I keep the car idling 'til the song ends every time...even if I'm late...
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pusaterisamu e l
One of my favorite groups since the late 60's always ahead of their time. Unbelievable that I got to see them in person!
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The drummer on this track is MR. STEVE GADD . One of the all time greats
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Aja and deacon blues the best
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this was the first dan album I bought - after hearing Royal Scam I was disappointed at first but this is a clean new direction for Fagan, masterful composer, and yes the drum tracks r killer
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Love the drums at the end...
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dragonlady60 8 8
Sdan......on e of the best groups and aja......blk cow....fagen
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on five songs in 143 min. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters
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the best combo of music i will always lv steely dan
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Whats not to love about this epic journey that is AJA!!! The voicings of the piano and the mulitple layered guitars.The exotic lyrics and stunning arrangement. The brillant sax solo by the great Wayne Shorter. And last but not least the astounding drumming display and clinic by Steve Gadd!!!!
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I'VE ALWAYS LOVED MR STEELY DAN, BUT THIS SIDE (AJA) IS THE S---T AND SHOULD BE PLAYED MORE EVERYWHERE and I don't even have the album, wow were I been!!!!!
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Why is it Pandora doesnt play Aja the Title track and best song on the album more ?
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Love Steely! But all-time song. Hands down, all elements, makes me sane :-)
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All - time Steely Dan favorite album Aja!!
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jeff_griswol d
Among the best percussion performances of all time!
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Sd......one of the best!
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Aja......... . . . f a v e . . . . . . . . . b l k cow
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Masterpiece this album belongs in the Smithsonian!
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Black cow is my fave
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Sd ...love them
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Love this album, definitely some of Steely Dan's best work.
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Good stuff.
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Steve Gadd's best recorded work. Awesome!!
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The Dan's Masterpiece ..
The whole album!
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jarheadnett
I think the best album they ever recorded.... . . .
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angela.cobb
no other band quite like Steely Dan! was absolutely thrilled to see them in concert. Have been a fan since I was a young, young girl!
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AISA IS MY FAVORT TUNE! very cool, state of FANICY WORLDDDD.
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Aaaah, Aja, favorite album of all time!
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mikepascarel l o
Aja, this song is pure genius. The turning point for Fagen and Becker making them music legends.
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To the max? Thanks for the smile dude. Do you have the sleeves rolled up on your Members Only jacket?
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Such a spine chilling record. I love it to the max!
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TWO WORDS STEVE GADD !!
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Enigmatic, bittersweet. and wonderfully complex.
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Jeff J said it all. This song was released 35 years ago and I just rocked in my seat and exclaimed, Steve Gadd and Wayne Shorter -- OMG!
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clevebaxley
Jeff J that is awesome!
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The greatest recorded drum performance ever.
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SD music is Sooooooooo made for lazy summer afternoons with a cold beer...
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I named my firstborne Aja due to the transcendent spirituality of the Shorter-Gadd interplay and the SD lyrics which take you away to another place. That was 28 years ago.
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241084893
Why do I like this now? I used to not like Steely Dan. it calms me down.
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suga1920
love it!
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kimharned
my absolute fav band of all times! gotta have my fix
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Thank you SD

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