I have a friend that knows Larry Carlton well and he played on several of Steely Dan’s recordings. He’s known as Mr. 335.
Larry Carlton is one of my favorite guitarists although I’ve just come to that conclusion recently thanks to youtube. My wife knows a Baltimore drummer named Dennis Chambers who played with Steely Dan when their live record “Alive in America” was recorded at various shows in the mid ‘90’s. Dennis plays a mind-blowing intro on “Bodhisattva”.
In the fall of 1967 before a I reported for induction, a couple of friends from Hartwick College and I drove over to Bard which is in Duchess County on the Hudson so hang out. We attended a free movie where there were a couple of hundred students openly smoking pot. Fagen and Becker attended and met at Bard.