[youtube id=”JzrDs_Vaho4″]Steely Dan’s combination of jazz and rock was singular among the ’70s pop scene. “Black Cow” is from Aja, their sixth studio album and most popular in their discography. The smooth but complex arrangements, prickly lyrics and a personnel that included the best studio musicians including Wayne Shorter and Bernard Purdie made Aja a laidback but depressing excursion.Continue Reading