Wasn’t a big fan of Steely Dan when the group moved into an even jazzier phase, but early Dan makes me swoon. And “My Old School” is the swooniest for me. Here’s a very badly synced version of the song:
One of the reasons for my swoonery is Jeff “Skunk” Baxter’s guitar wizardry. He left the band after its third album, when Becker and Fagan decided to stop touring, which is another reason my interest declined.
Anyway, as a bonus, here’s a version of the song performed recently by Baxter.
Dude can still bring it.
By the way, speaking of Baxter, there’s this, too.