• Hesh Meister

'Soul In Exile Redux': credit where credit is due!

A lot of musicians played on my latest album.

However, in today's era of streaming, downloads, and simple CD packaging (for those who bother buying CDs in the first place), there is no place to list everyone who contributed to the making of this album. But they deserve the credit, so I will name them here.


Suite A

Recorded at Retromedia Sound, Red Bank, NJ
Engineered by John Noll and Paul Ritchie
Mixed and Mastered at Retromedia Sound by Adam Vaccarelli
Horns arranged by Izzy Kieffer

1. Jersey Shore Baby

Izzy Kieffer – drums, backing vocals
Steve Lopresto – bass
Rory Daniels – rhythm guitars
PK Lavengood – lead guitar
Ofer Assaf – saxophone
Ron Baron – trombone
Amir Cohen – trumpet

2. Coastal Groove (You Know It's All Right)

Rick Oricchio – drums
Steve Lopresto – bass
Rory Daniels – rhythm guitars
Tony Scardaci – lead guitar
Ofer Assaf – saxophone
Ron Baron – trombone
Amir Cohen – trumpet

3. Bruce!

Rick Oricchio – drums
Steve Lopresto – bass
Mike Dalton – rhythm guitars
PK Lavengood – lead guitar

4. Exile Detour / Coda

Izzy Kieffer – drums, percussion
Joe Bop – drums
Richard Blackwell – percussion
Steve Brown – percussion
Steve Lopresto – bass
Dave Mains – bass
Steve Czeslowski – grunge guitar
Tony Scardaci – funk guitar
David Perkins – saxophone, shofar
Ofer Assaf – saxophone
Ron Baron – trombone
Amir Cohen – trumpet

Suite B

Recorded at Retromedia Sound, Red Bank, NJ
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Adam Vaccarelli
Brass/horns arranged by Izzy Kieffer

5. Convention Hall

Izzy Kieffer – drums
Steve Lopresto – bass
Lane Sparber – electric and acoustic guitars

6. Heard It on the Highway

Izzy Kieffer – drums
Steve Lopresto – bass
Lane Sparber – electric and acoustic guitars
PK Lavengood – lead guitar
Steve Peckman – saxophone
Danny Flam – all brass

7. Knocked Out in the First Round

Izzy Kieffer – drums
Steve Lopresto – bass
Lane Sparber – electric and acoustic guitars
PK Lavengood – lead guitar
Steve Peckman – saxophone

8. Love Runs Aground

Izzy Kieffer – drums
Steve Lopresto – bass
Lane Sparber – electric and acoustic guitars
PK Lavengood – lead guitar
Danny Flam – all brass

9. Soul In Exile

Izzy Kieffer – drums
Steve Lopresto – bass
Lane Sparber – electric and acoustic guitars
Danny Flam – all brass

... and of course, yours truly, Hesh Meister, on all piano, organ, assorted keyboard, and lead vocal parts.

Cover art by Natalia Kadish
Art direction and design by Matt Mrowicki at Impression Technologies LLC

Special Thanks

... to everybody listed above who was involved in playing on and producing the album, and to these individuals, each of whom helped in their own way: Danny Coleman, James Deely, Steve Goodie, Moshe Kinderlehrer and Ellie Wolf at The Jewish Link, Rob Kulessa, Lazlo at BlowUpRadio, Sarah Newcomb and Al Gordon at 1640 WJPR, John Pfeiffer, Chris Simmons at Send2Press, Bruce Tunkel, and Gary Wien at New Jersey Stage. And of course to Julia Cameron, whose influence via her Artist's Way books has been immeasurable.


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