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Aja (/ˈeɪʒə/, pronounced like Asia) is the sixth album by the jazz rock band Steely Dan. Originally released in 1977 on ABC Records, it became the group's best-selling album. Peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. charts and No. 5 in the United Kingdom, it was the band's first platinum album, eventually selling over 5 million copies. In July 1978, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording. In 2003, the album was ranked number 145 on Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. It is sometimes considered a recording for audiophiles, because of its excellent production.
Although Guridi achieved his greatest successes in the orchestral and operatic fields, he also wrote a significant quantity of piano works. Ranging in style from the grand, operatic gestures in Lamento e Imprecación de Agar (Hagar’s Lament and Curse), to the most subtle impressionistic effects of the Ocho apuntes (Eight Sketches) and the complex timbre and dynamics of Vasconia, Guridi’s language is nevertheless strongly rooted in the musical forms and rhythms of his Basque homeland.