Time Out Of Mind
Two Against Nature
Home At Last
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…