Roger Nichols, the genius who engineered and mixed all of the Steely Dan albums, needs our help. He’s been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The costs are draining him. He’s set up part of his website–www.rogernichols.com–to accept donations.
I don’t know if I can stress this enough–producers, engineers, and mixers are the people behind great rock and jazz albums we all consider “classic.” In Nichols’ case, this means “Aja,” the pop music high water mark of the 1970s, as well as the entire remarkable Steely Dan canon. He won Grammy Awards for “Aja” and for Steely Dan’s 2000 return, “Two Against Nature.”
Nichols also counts in discography albums by Placido Domingo and John Denver.
I am sure Nichols is in touch with MusiCares, but an illness likes this costs a staggering amount. For his sublime work on “Deacon Blues,” on “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” on “Pretzel Logic,” every music fan owes him a debt. Let’s help Roger Nichols fight pancreatic cancer.