Probably the coolest, hippest cat to ever record rock music, the one and only Donald Fagen celebrates his 62nd trip around the sun today (and there is much rejoicing). Even better news for the hep cats hoping for a follow-up to the magnificent Morph the Cat, he will supposedly release another album sometime this year. Anytime Fagen releases anything I get excited, I mean how often can you buy music you haven’t even heard yet, and just know it’s gonna kick ass?
So if you’re into Steely Dan and want more info on Fagen’s solo stuff, start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Fagen, you’ll find mucho info about his three solo albums The Nightfly (review from Jazz.com), Kamakiriad (review from Hi Fidelity Review), and Morph the Cat (review from Jazz Chicago.net). Then if you really want to dig deep I suggest the Steely Dan Database.
Here are some videos from Kamakiriad, I think Snowbound might be one of the strangest vids I’ve ever seen: http://www.clevver.com/music/video/24507/donald-fagen-tomorrows-girls-video-version.html
BTW yes that is a young Donald Fagen posing as Lester on the cover.