We are beginning 2018 with a bang! Aja has consistently been one of our most requested albums and is often regarded as one of the best-sounding classic albums.
Labeled as a jazz rock band, Steely Dan were able to crossover to mass appeal due to their brilliantly constructed compositions and sophisticated harmonies. The vision for this album was clear: incorporate several leading session musicians that would best suit the style of each song. Known for their unique mixture of jazz pop rock, band leaders Fagen and Becker were true New Yorkers but relocated to the west coast for this recording. Many of the session players utilized were from California and this infused a certain California sound on many of the songs. Thus, for the first time, Aja represented a sonic fusion of east meets west (“Home at Last”) for Steely Dan. Read more about the album here.
Can you even imagine what this album is going to sound like on our hi-fi?
Take a listen to our Steely Dan Musical Lead Up Playlist here and our Legacy Playlist here.
Read our Album of The Month blog for Steely Dan ‘Aja’ here.
Check out our Steely Dan posters here.
Time & Date: Sunday January 14th 2018 16:00 – 19:00
Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
Date and Time: January 14th 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5 in advance soon
Presenter: Joe Lapan with special guest Casey Rae.
Audio Menu provided by Audioism.
REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor, Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects
New York City
Date and Time: Sunday January 21st 2018 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
Tickets: $10 in advance soon
Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)
Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplification, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipschorn Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers
Date and Time: Sunday January 21st, 7pm – 9pm (doors open at 6pm)
Venue: Duet Audio, Akergata 65, 0180 Oslo
Tickets: 50/100NOK in advance here
Presenters: Kent Horne with artist Jacob Holm-Lupo of White Willow and journalist Audun Vinger
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio: Cartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″, Amplifier with phono stage: 2 x Monoblocks Soulution 501, Preamp: Soulution 520, Loudspeakers: Piega Master Line Source, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Powercable: Oyaide Tunami, Power Conditioner: Isol-8.
Date and Time: Sunday January 21st 2018, 5 to 8 pm
Venue: The World Bar
Tickets: $7 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon
Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)
Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW
Date and Time: Sunday January 28th 2018 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Sam Willett
Audio Menu: Klipschorns provided by Klipsch Audio and McIntosh Tube amps provided by Saturday Audio
Date and Time: Sunday January 21st 2018 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: Desiderata Fukuoka 1-15-3, 3F Imaizumi Chuo-ku Fukuoka 810-0014 Japan
Tickets: ¥1,000 – email: email@example.com
Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka)
Audio Menu: Klipschorn Loudspeakers, Mark Levinson 23.5L Power Amplifier, Mark Levinson No.26 Preamplifier, Pioneer Exclusive P3 turntable, Koetsu Cartridge and Stepup Trans.
Date and Time: Sunday January 28th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN
Tickets: £5 in advance here
Presenter: Chris Watkiss and Raj Jassal
Audio Menu: Turntable: J.Sikora – Initial, Turntable Arm: Kuzma – Stogi S12, 12 inch tonearm, Cartridge: Audio Technica – ART 9 Moving Coil, Speakers: hORNS – Mummy, Mono Block Amplifiers: Ming Da Dynasty – Cavatina, Pre-Amplifier: Audio Detail – Chela- 4, Phonostage: Audio Detail – NV-08 Navistar, Mains Conditioner: Gigawatt PC–3 EVO , Speaker Cables: Skogrand – Tchaikovsky, Interconnects: Albedo Solid ,Mains Cables: KBL & Albedo.
Date and Time: Sunday January 28th 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $6 in advance soon
Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records
Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 Turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror SET Amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage Speakers, Audio Note Lexus Cables
Time & Date: Sunday January 28th 2018 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Kunsthall Stavanger, Madlaveien 33, 4009 Stavanger, Norway
Tickets: 50 Nok in advance soon
Presenter: Tarjei Nygård
Audio Menu supplied by Spaceworld Soundgarden
Turntable – Electrocompaniet Ecg-1 Platespiller – Sort, Pre-Amp – Electrocompany Ecp2 Riaa, Amp – Electrocompany EC4.8 Preamplifier, Mono Block – Electrocompany AW600 Nemo Monoblock, Loudspeakers – Electrocompaniet The Nordic Tone Model 1 Gulvstående Høyttaler
Date and Time: Sunday January 28th 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Local Relic, 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Chris O’Shea
Audio Menu supplied by The Music Room Colorado:
Speakers: Klipsch Heresy II, Turntable: Rega Planar 3 TT, Preamplifier: Croft Acoustics Micro 25 Power amplifier: Rega Maia 3, Cables: Cardas and The Chord Company.
Time & Date : Sunday January 21st 2:00pm
Venue : The Exhibition Room at The Old Library, 8 Laing Street, Kirkwall. KW15 1NH.
Tickets : £5 in advance here
Presenter : Adrian Holmes in association with Grooves Records
Audio Menu : Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, Linn Akito II tonearm, Linn Adikt cartridge, Rega Brio amplifier, Spendor A4 speakers.