The New York Rock and Soul Revue

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The New York Rock and Soul Revue was a musical project which evolved from a series of concerts and musical shows produced by Libby Titus (future wife of Donald Fagen) that lasted from 1989 to 1992. The project was led by Donald Fagen (soloist and co-founder of Steely Dan) and included Phoebe Snow, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Eddie Brigati (formerly of The Rascals), David Brigati (also of The Rascals), the late Charles Brown, and Walter Becker (soloist and co-founder of Steely Dan). The project also featured Jeff Young and the Youngsters, the late saxophonist Cornelius Bumpus (who had formerly worked with Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers and Boz Scaggs), and violinist Mindy Jostyn. The project is perhaps best known for its 1991 live release entitled The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon, a compilation of material recorded live at New York City's Beacon Theater.


Donald Fagen's New York Rock and Soul Review, March, 1991. A&E Television.

The members of the band: Donald Fagen, vocal and piano; Jeff Young, piano; Michael McDonald, vocal and piano. Musicians: Drew Zingg, guitar; John Hagen, tenor sax; Cornelius Bumpus, tenor sax; Dennis McDermott, drums; Lincoln Schleifer, bass; Chris Anderson, trumpet. Background vocals: Catherine Russell, Diane Sorel, and Ula Hedwig.