Donald Fagen’s ‘Kamakiriad’ is his second solo album featuring Steely Dan partner Walter Becker and released on May 25, 1993 by Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.Trans-Island Skyway (Donald Fagen) – 06:30 . 2.Countermoon (Donald Fagen) – 05:05 . 3.Springtime (Donald Fagen) – 05:06 . 4.Snowbound (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 07:08 . 5.Tomorrow’S Girls (Donald Fagen) – 06:17 . 6.Florida Room (Donald Fagen, Libby Titus) – 06:02 . 7.On The Dunes (Donald Fagen) – 08:07 . 8.Teahouse On The Tracks (Donald Fagen) – 06:09
Musicians : Donald Fagen – Keyboards, Vocals . Walter Becker – Bass, Lead Guitar . Randy Brecker – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . Cornelius Bumpus – Tenor Saxophone . Leroy Clouden – Percussion, Drums . Ronnie Cuber – Baritone Saxophone . Illinois Elohainu – Tenor Saxophone . Lawrence Feldman – Flute, Tenor Saxophone . Paul Griffin – Hammond Organ . Bashiri Johnson – Percussion . Birch Johnson – Trombone . Lou Marini – Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone . Dennis Mcdermott – Drums . Christopher Parker – Drums . Jim Pugh – Trombone . Tim Ries – Tenor Saxophone . Roger Rosenberg – Baritone Saxophone . Alan Rubin – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . David Tofani – Flute, Tenor Saxophone . Georg Wadenius – Guitar . Mindy Jostyn – Background Vocals . Brenda King – Background Vocals . Curtis King – Background Vocals . Angela Clemmons-Patrick – Background Vocals . Frank Harmonica Frank Floyd – Background Vocals . Catherine Russell – Background Vocals . Dian Sorel – Background Vocals . Fonzi Thornton – Background Vocals . Jenni Muldaur – Background Vocals . Diane Garisto – Background Vocals . Amy Helm – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Walter Becker . Donald Fagen . Phil Burnett – Engineer . David Michael Dill – Engineer . Tom Fritze – Engineer . Andy Grassi – Engineer . Troy Halderson – Engineer . Bob Mitchel – Engineer . John Neff – Engineer . Roger Nichols – Engineer . Dave Russell – Engineer . Jay A. Ryan – Engineer . Tony Volante – Engineer . Wayne Yurgelun – Engineer . Scott Hull – Mastering . Glenn Meadows – Mastering
Arrangements : Donald Fagen
Package : Carol Bobolts – Design . James Hamilton – Photography . Donald Fagen – Liner Notes . Tim White – Liner Notes
Released On May 25, 1993 By Reprise.
‘Kamakiriad‘ isn’t completely flawless. The track ‘On the Dunes’ falls a bit flat. And another thing that’s wrong with the album is the fact that it doesn’t really have standout tracks. […]
To prove just how old-world it is, Kamakiriad is one of those antiquities known as a concept album. Set around the millennium, it revolves around a wide-eyed narrator tooling around the country in a steam-powered, environmentally correct car called a Kamakiri (Japanese for praying mantis). […]
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What’s to say ? I havent heard nightfly for ages but this feels less interesting somehow. The brass arrangements are frequently stunning and the trademark jazz-pop is as expected – played as smooth as a babys bottom. […]
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