By PAUL WIEDER – Special to JUF News and the Chicago Jewish Community Online
“How do you handle the notes so well?” the listener asked the musician.
“It is not in the notes, but in the rests (pauses) between the notes, where the art lies,” he replied. This story is related in the liner notes from Shabbatjazz, the latest release from Jon Simon. It’s an album of music from and about that restful pause at the end of each cacophonous week, our beloved Shabbat.