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Classic Album Sundays Chicago Celebrates Steely Dan's Aja

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Saturday Audio Exchange

1021 West Belmont Avenue

Chicago, IL 60657

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Classic Album Sundays, Saturday Audio Exchange, CHIRP Radio, Dark Matter Coffee, and event organizer Sam Willett will be celebrating the audiophile perfection of Steely Dan's Aja by listening to it in its entirety on vinyl.

Labeled as a jazz rock band, Steely Dan were able to crossover to mass appeal due to their brilliantly constructed compositions and sophisticated harmonies. The vision for Aja was clear: incorporate several leading session musicians that would best suit the style of each song. What resulted was a remarkable product of an uncompromising decade spent by a pair of musical masterminds forging a path both at odds and in love with the pop establishment of 1970s America. To this day, the album’s lasting appeal across cultural and musical barriers serves as the true legacy of a deeply complex yet ultimately irresistible record.

Saturday Audio Exchange, a well-renowned Chicago independent music dealer, will be providing a custom-curated hi-fi audio system to make this experience come to life on vinyl. In attending the event, you will listen to the album as if you are watching a movie- no phones, no distractions, and complete focus on precise production engrained in Aja. Take a look at the sound equipment Classic Album Sundays typically uses at their events here.

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5:30-6:30 pm- Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by Steely Dan, including The Doobie Brothers, Wilco, The Sea and Cake, Joni Mitchell, and more. Free Sam-made Lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available to attendees. It's also BYOB.

6:35 pm- Sam gives presentation on Aja, detailing its recording process and lyrical content

6:45 pm- Sam drops the needle on Aja

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