2006 Donald Fagen – Morph The Cat

Morph The Cat is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Donald Fagen. Released on March 7, 2006 to generally positive reviews from critics, Morph the Cat was described by Fagen as his “death album” in an interview with Fred Kaplan of The New York Times. Musicians on the album include drummer Keith Carlock, saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, bassist Freddie Washington, and guitarists Frank Vignola, Jon Herington, Wayne Krantz, and Hugh McCracken.

Morph the Cat was released on CD and on a CD/DVD-Audio 2-disc package, with a 5.1 surround sound mix engineered by Elliot Scheiner. The surround recording won the Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album

Tracks

1  Morph the Cat (Donald Fagen) 6:48
2  H Gang (Donald Fagen) 5:15
3  What I Do (Donald Fagen) 6:01
4  Brite Nitegown (Donald Fagen) 7:17
5  The Great Pagoda of Funn (Donald Fagen) 7:37
6  Security Joan (Donald Fagen) 6:11
7  The Night Belongs to Mona (Donald Fagen) 4:15
8  Mary Shut the Garden Door (Donald Fagen) 6:30
9  Morph the Cat Reprise (Donald Fagen) 2:56

Media

Musicians

1 Morph The Cat

BassFred Washington
DrumsKeith Carlock
Guitar (solo)Jon Herington
GuitarFrank Vignola
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarWayne Krantz
Fender RhodesDonald Fagen
SaxWalt Weiskopf
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
VibraphonePhonus Quaver
Background VocalsJerry Barnes
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen


2 H Gang

BassFred Washington
DrumsKeith Carlock
Guitar (solo)Jon Herington
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarWayne Krantz
Fender RhodesDonald Fagen
PianoTed Baker
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxWalt Weiskopf
TromboneMark Patterson
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
VocalsDonald Fagen


3 What I Do

BassFred Washington
DrumsKeith Carlock
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarJon Herington
GuitarKen Emerson
GuitarWayne Krantz
PianoTed Baker
HarmonicaHoward Levy
Background VocalsAmy Helm
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
Background VocalsCindy Mizelle
VocalsDonald Fagen


4 Brite Nitegown

Guitar (solo)Wayne Krantz
GuitarJon Herington
Fender RhodesDonald Fagen
SaxWalt Weiskopf
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxLawrence Feldman
TromboneMark Patterson
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
MarimbaPhonus Quaver
PercussionBashiri Johnson
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
VocalsDonald Fagen


5 The Great Pagoda Of Funn

BassFred Washington
DrumsKeith Carlock
Guitar (solo)Wayne Krantz
GuitarJon Herington
PianoTed Baker
PercussionJoe Pasaro
SaxWalt Weiskopf
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxLawrence Feldman
TromboneMark Patterson
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
VibraphonePhonus Quaver
Background VocalsJerry Barnes
VocalsDonald Fagen


6 Security Joan

BassFred Washington
DrumsKeith Carlock
Guitar (solo)Ken Wessel
GuitarJon Herington
GuitarWayne Krantz
OrganDonald Fagen
PianoDonald Fagen
PianoTed Baker
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen


7 The Night Belongs To Mona

BassFred Washington
Acoustic BassHarlan Post Jr
DrumsKeith Carlock
GuitarJon Herington
GuitarWayne Krantz
Fender RhodesTed Baker
PianoDonald Fagen
HarmonicaHoward Levy
ClarinetRoger Rosenberg
FluteLawrence Feldman
SaxWalt Weiskopf
TromboneMark Patterson
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
VocalsDonald Fagen


8 Mary Shut The Garden Door

BassFred Washington
DrumsKeith Carlock
GuitarJon Herington
GuitarWayne Krantz
Fender RhodesTed Baker
MelodicaDonald Fagen
FluteIllinois Elohainu
VibraphonePhonus Quaver
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
VocalsDonald Fagen


9 Morph The Cat Reprise

BassFred Washington
BassBrian Montgomery
DrumsKeith Carlock
Guitar (solo)Jon Herington
Guitar (solo)Frank Vignola
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarWayne Krantz
Fender RhodesDonald Fagen
SaxWalt Weiskopf
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
VibraphonePhonus Quaver
Background VocalsJerry Barnes
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen

Liner Notes

Producer – Donald Fagen
Engineer (Assistant) – Allan Thomas, Brian Montgomery, Bryan Smith, Chad Lupo, Eddie Jackson, Jim Keller, Matt Scheiner, Steve Mazur
Engineer (Mix) – Elliot Scheiner
Engineer (Overdubs, Pro-tools) – T.J. Doherty
Engineer (Overdubs, Pro-tools), Engineer (Second Mix) – Brian Montgomery
Engineer (Tracking), Engineer (Mix) – Elliot Scheiner
Mastered By – Darcy Proper
Mastered By (Additional) – Joseph Palmaccio
Mastered By (Assistant) – Maria Triana
Remastered By (For Vinyl) – Kevin Gray, Steve Hoffman
Technician (Drum/guitar) – Artie Smith
Technician (Piano) – Sam Berd, Wayne Williams

Art Direction – Jeri Heiden
Design – Ryan Corey
Photography By – Danny Clinch

Mastered At – AcousTech Mastering
Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated