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The staying power of Steely Dan’s canon and fanbase was fully evident Tuesday night at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, as the legendary band’s lone living founder Donald Fagen led his longtime 11-member band through a familiar run of hits amidst a full house, not even a year since its previous visit. Now beyond a year since the death of co-founding guitarist and songwriter Walt…

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An embarrassment of riches. That’s one way to describe the Steely Dan catalog. Though what the group has been doing for the past 40-plus years is ostensibly pop music, the Dan’s version of pop involves rich harmony, extended chord voicings and dazzlingly musical soloing, all of which is more often than not the terrain of jazz, not pop, where all concerned seem to be forev…

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Jazz-rock ensemble Steely Dan, fronted by co-founders/co-creators Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, with sterling touring band, played Seneca Events Center on Friday night. The show, part of a three-month theater tour (as it’s called in the industry), fell midway between a large club gig and stadium spectacle, and was ultra-produced show business with tinges of improv. The …