Gary Katz

Cover of "Very Best of Steely Dan"

Cover of Very Best of Steely Dan

Gary Katz is an Jewish music producer, best known for his work with Steely Dan.

Katz is most famous for his work as a producer on every Steely Dan album recorded during the first run of their career, from Can’t Buy A Thrill in 1972 to Gaucho in 1980,[1] as well as the Donald Fagen solo album, The Nightfly in 1982.

Katz’s other production credits include albums by Diana Ross, 10cc, Joe Cocker, Rosie Vela, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, and Eye to Eye.

Katz entered the music business working with Bobby Darin. He produced at Avco-Embassy Records, then with ABC/Dunhill Records, working with artists such as The Mamas & the Papas, Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night. Katz also has broad experience with A & R, responsible for artist signings such as Jim Croce, Chaka Khan, Rufus and Jimmy Buffett.


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Katz had a joint venture with Interscope called Jake Records before moving to Warner Brothers as a producer and A & R man, where they enjoyed legendary success as a company and creating new artists. He was one of two people principally responsible for signing Prince, Dire Straits, Christopher Cross and Rickie Lee Jones and Root Boy Slim to Warner. He worked at the Burbank offices for six years, then at the New York offices for another four, alongside Jerry Wexler.

Katz continues to create and produce records through his independent production company.

^ Buckley, Peter (20 November 2003). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. pp. 1006–1007. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. Retrieved 3 July 2010.

Steely Dan

Citizen Steely Dan

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Walter Becker · Donald Fagen
Denny Dias · Michael McDonald · Jeff Porcaro · Royce Jones · Jeff „Skunk“ Baxter · Jim Hodder · David Palmer

Studio albums Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972) · Countdown to Ecstasy (1973) · Pretzel Logic (1974) · Katy Lied (1975) · The Royal Scam (1976) · Aja (1977) · Gaucho (1980) · Two Against Nature (2000) · Everything Must Go (2003)

EPs Four Tracks from Steely Dan (1977)

Live albums Alive in America (1995) · Plush TV Jazz-Rock Party

Singles „Dallas“ · „Do It Again“ · „Reelin‘ In the Years“ · „Show Biz Kids“ · „My Old School“ · „Rikki Don’t Lose That Number“ · „Pretzel Logic“ · „Black Friday“ · „Bad Sneakers“ · „Kid Charlemagne“ · „The Fez“ · „Haitian Divorce“ · „Peg“ · „Deacon Blues“ · „FM (No Static at All)“ · „Josie“ · „Hey Nineteen“ · „Babylon Sisters“ · „Time Out of Mind“ · „Reelin‘ In the Years“ (Live) · „Cousin Dupree“ · „What a Shame About Me“ · „Jack of Speed“ · „Janie Runaway“ · „The Last Mall“ · „Blues Beach“ · „Things I Miss the Most“

Compilations Greatest Hits (1978) · Steely Dan (1978) · Gold (1982/91) · A Decade of Steely Dan (1985) · Reelin‘ In the Years (1987) · Do It Again (1987) · Citizen Steely Dan (1993) · Then and Now (1993) · Showbiz Kids (2000) · The Definitive Collection (2006) · The Very Best of Steely Dan (2009)

Related articles Discography · Gary Katz · Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz with Steely Dan · Roger Nichols

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A Decade of Steely Dan

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