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Gilles Peterson // Significant Album // #150

April 15, 2016

We’re continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson, this week, the album is Aja by Steely Dan.

Released in 1977, Aja, Steely Dan’s sixth studio album is undeniably percolating with ease, sophistication and consistency. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker introduce elements of jazz, rock, funk accented by witty lyrics and several layers of harmonic, melodic and seriously rhythmic grooves.

Tracklist
A1 Black Cow
A2 Aja
A3 Deacon Blues
B1 Peg
B2 Home At Last
B3 I Got the News
B4 Josie

200 albums that have shaped me so far:
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