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 I don’t know what religion Hal Smith practices, but he works miracles when he plays.  He is an old-fashioned drummer in the best contemporary way.  His rollicking beat makes any band sit up straight and play a thousand times better. 

— Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES  jazzlives.wordpress.com