it's been a while so I don't know if you've already purchased this DVD but the video is a collection of anecdotes from the studio musicians who originally performed on the AJA sessions, Walter & Donald in the studio bringing mixes up from the original master and talking about how they did the tracks and a live jam with many of the original players performing a couple of tunes "present day". A must have for any Dan fan.
Thanks Gary, you pretty much took the words right out of my mouth.
If you are a fan, this is an amazing insight into the absolute GENUIS that went into this project. If you are not a fan, and have little musical exposure or knowledge, then there should be some kind of "briefing" so you understand where the video is coming from. Maybe some listening to their music will help as well. Other than the wise-d up fan, what would posses someone to buy this plainly labeled & obviously NON "entertainment" (The making of the album Aja) film?
The film is a Great piece of work!
Straight forward, tongue in cheek, relaxed and informative and it doesn't take itself too seriously.
If you are a musician, it's a set of CLUES on how to think outside the dialectic box when endeavoring to transfer your musically creative visions into any sort of tangible reality. I credit this documentary among other experiences in the past thirty years with the progress of my own various musical projects currently.
Look at this roster:
 Personnel Donald Fagen - synthesizer, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, whistle Walter Becker - bass, guitar, electric guitar, vocals Chuck Rainey - bass Timothy B. Schmit - vocals Paul Griffin - keyboards, electric piano, vocals, background vocals Don Grolnick - keyboards, clavinet Michael Omartian - piano, keyboards Joe Sample - keyboards, electric piano, clavinet Larry Carlton - guitar, electric guitar Denny Dias - guitar Jay Graydon - guitar, electric guitar Steve Khan - guitar Dean Parks - guitar Lee Ritenour - guitar Pete Christlieb - flute, tenor saxophone Chuck Findley - horn, brass Jim Horn - flute, saxophone Richard "Slyde" Hyde - trombone Plas Johnson - flute, saxophone Jackie Kelso - flute, horn, saxophone Lou McCreary - brass Bill Perkins - flute, horn, saxophone Tom Scott - conductor, flute, tenor saxophone, lyricon Wayne Shorter - flute, tenor saxophone Bernard Purdie - drums ("Home at Last", "Deacon Blues") Steve Gadd - drums ("Aja") Ed Greene - drums ("I Got the News") Paul Humphrey - drums ("Black Cow") Jim Keltner - percussion, drums ("Josie") Rick Marotta - drums ("Peg") Gary Coleman - percussion Victor Feldman - percussion, piano, keyboards, electric piano, vibraphone Venetta Fields - vocals, background vocals Clydie King - vocals, background vocals Rebecca Louis - vocals, background vocals Sherlie Matthews - vocals, background vocals Michael McDonald - vocals, background vocals
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the musical "New York Yankees" my friend. The video is a brief history of the band, as told by Wally & Donny as well as an admittedly spotty documentary about how the project was constructed. This is a "musicians debriefing" if you will. As others have said, "its a must for Steely Dan fans and musicians as well.