• Steely Dan @ Aintree Pavilion, Liverpool - 6th July 2007

    14 Jul 2007, 21:54 by zepmeister7

    Steely Dan

    set list

    Time Out Of Mind
    Bad Sneakers
    Two Against Nature
    Hey Nineteen
    Haitian Divorce
    Home At Last
    Green Earrings
    Dirty Work
    Chain Lightning
    Kid Charlemagne
    My Old School

    To be honest I wasn't sure if Steely Dan would have a support act; musically, Donald and Walter have never suffered fools gladly, so if they had one, they'd have to be top notch. And the
    Sam Yahel Trio were just that. We witnessed some wonderful drumming by Gregory Hutchinson ably supported by keyboardist and chief songwriter Sam Yahel. I must admit, I have to be in the mood for pure jazz (and what better than a Steely Dan gig to put you in the frame of mind for jazz?!) and whilst it could be said that this was free-form indulgence, it was palatable. Sam Yahel made sure by embarking on a free-form version of Norwegian Wood, which went down well with the locals.

    After the interval, the supremely laid back Walter Becker and the slightly hyper Donald