The demands of the music of Steely Dan are high in technical proficiency and in preserving the sarcastic, knowing attitude initially conceived. Nearly Dan excels on both fronts, fusing the chops of 12 diversely-talented artists into a veritable butcher’s shop window of precisely cut bass lines; surgical, highly reminiscent guitar solos; a biting yet sophisticated horn section, and richly marbled beats. Returning favorite, Nearly Dan!