While working on the cover story about Steely Dan frontman and keyboardist Donald Fagen
for the January 2013 issue, editors Jon Regen and Stephen Fortner got invited into the studio of Michael Leonhart
, who has played trumpet in Steely Dan since 2000's Two Against Nature
comeback and recently co-produced Fagen's new solo album Sunken Condos
. There, they were treated to a tour of many of the keyboards used on the record, some of which were also the very same units recorded on classic Steely Dan albums. You'll see the Clavinet and Prophet-5 played on Aja
in these videos, the Hammond L-100 spinet organ used on Fagen's new song "Memorabilia," and much more. Leonhart also talks candidly about what it's like to work with one of the most seminal and iconoclastic figures in keyboard-driven rock.
Read the full interview with Donald Fagen and Michael Leonhart in the January 2013 issue.
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