Tonight we met frmr The Band producer & jazz musician John Simon for the 1st time. John has also worked w/ Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin & numerous other musicians. Unfortunately, our picture didn't come out the greatest, but our memories are instilled vividly. John was joined by drummer Bob Emry & bassist Lew Scott @ Ellenville, NY's Aroma Thyme Bistro. John produced The Band's two most revered albums Music from Big Pink & The Band (self-titled album). John & The Greater Ellenville Jazz Trio plays every Thursday @ the Bistro & it is an amazing experience. For those of us too young to have experienced The Band during its heyday, folks like John are living Smithsonians to us. The restaurant was packed w/ patrons, including John's wife. Ellenville is about 45-50 minutes south of Woodstock, NY.
Thank you, John!