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Howard Wright, “Steely Dan: The Mu Major Chord” 2011

Mark Myers, “How Steely Dan Created Deacon Blues” (via The Washington Post)

Howard Wright, “The Birth of the Mu Major Chord” (via Mizar6)

Dylan Jones, “Icon: Donald Fagen” (via GQ) 2014

Steely Dan, Deacon Blues sheet music (via musicnotes.com)

Roger Nichols, Steely Dan Producer quote:

Saxophonist Pete Christlieb Discusses His 'Deacon Blues' Solo on Steely Dan's 'Aja' Album

Ryan Reed, “36 Years Ago: Steely Dan Release ‘Aja’” (via Ultimate Classic Rock)

Classic Albums: Steely Dan's Aja - Deacon Blues

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