To me, Alan Parsons is a sound engineer and always will. Many of you including myself, have probably been introduced to his work through the seminal Pink Floyd masterpiece, Dark Side of the Moon, recorded at Abbey Road Studios by Alan Parsons himself.
I discovered the universe of Steely Dan through an interview of one of my favorite session drummers, Steve Gadd. Gadd is renowned for his simple yet intricate drumming patterns and built most of his career around triplet fills. He’s played in sessions with Paul Simon and Eric Clapton, most notably on J.J. Cale’s cover “Cocaine” and Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”.