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From the Simon Recordings album "We Prayed with Our Feet" (SRC-052498).

Hal Weary - piano
Dezron Douglas - bass
Darrell Green - drums

Produced by Micheal Simon.

Recorded by Jay Sherman-Godfrey July 10, 2011. Mixed by JSG at Able Mobile HQ and mastered by Paul Gold/Salt Mastering.

Buy the CD: www.simonshowroom.net/recordings/we-prayed-with-our-feet/

This record came out of a casual email exchange with my old friend Micheal Simon. I'd been itching to get Able Mobile mobile again, so when I offered to be Rudy Van Gelder to his Creed Taylor, he ran with it. Before we knew it the cats were loading into his Chelsea apartment and the glasses-to-be-clinked in the background filled. A couple of hours later it was in the can.

I've been enamored of this type of jazz party record since I first discovered my parent's reel-to-reel copy of The Ramsey Lewis Trio's "The 'In' Crowd," listening to it late into the night on my Koss Red Devils and imagining a Hefneresque scene. I tried to recreate that vibe best I could, and it was a total gas to record great musicians like Hal, Dezron, and Darrell in this loose setting.

Amid a steller set, I think this tune is a standout.

www.halweary.com

We Prayed with Our Feet
by Hal Weary
Copyrights Musichal Publishing LLC (ASCAP) and Simon Recordings. All rights reserved.

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released June 10, 2011

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Able Mobile Recording Lab New York, New York

Since 1996, Able Mobile Recording Lab has been guitarist/producer/songwriter Jay Sherman-Godfrey’s ad hoc studio, capturing human, wood, wire and tube powered performances in lofts, bedrooms, kitchens, gymnasiums, barns -- anywhere with a plug, like-minded musicians, and favorable ambiance. Since 2008, AMRL has shared space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Joe McGinty’s Carousel Keyboard Studio. ... more

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