Hammond Organ Artists

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Keyboard Exchange International

  • Adi Degani

    My name is Adi Degani, a professional keyboard player and producer for almost 30 years now. The video clip you see here was made 100% live in my humble apartment with Gitla Yosub, a great friend and amazing singer/songwriter. There was actually no real purpose for this joyful session other than having fun and make some music together. The song, “Long Lost Sister” was written and composed by Gitla herself, and was part of his first album. We just decided to try a slightly different approach than the original. All you can hear is Gitla’s vocal, acoustic guitar and my beloved B3, recorded live. No overdubs, no nothing. This wonderful Hammond, a 59’ B3 and a 122 Leslie, meticulously restored by Keyboards Exchange International, was recorded using 3 microphones in a pretty traditional fashion. No tricks. The magic is all Gitla and her endless talent. Right from the first moment it was clear to me that all I need to do is let her music breath and just touch it lightly to add depth and character. Nothing more, nothing less. We didn’t rehearse anything. we just started recording and allowed ourselves to be surprised by whatever happens. Mixing the song, on the other hand, wasn’t that easy because of all the leakage between Gitla’s and the Leslie’s microphones, but at some point I decided to just roll with it. Hope you enjoy the result as much as we did. Thank you so much, Jim, for all the knowhow and love you put into this amazing organ to make it sound and feel the way it does!

    From Jim Huss "Kudos to Gitla Yosub and Adi Degani, for creating one of the most beautiful pieces of music I can remember hearing...vocal tone so beautiful and compelling, Hammond B3 played in a style so totally appropriate for the original song, guitar, voice, and B3 so perfectly mixed...in my opinion just a perfect feel which created an emotional moment for me. I will always remember the appreciation I felt in the moments of my first hearing this song. I hope others that get to hear this enchanting melody, will perhaps feel something similar. This is musical expression at it finest, in this one man's opinion. Thank you Gitla and Adi!"
  • Michel Benebig

    From Jim Huss Sept 15, 2016 " It was my pleasure several decades ago in 1995 or thereabout to pick up Michel Benebig at the Orlando airport and transport him to our store. He had traveled 22 hours from New Caledonia, halfway around the planet, to visit us at Keyboard Exchange International. He spent a week with us but it only took a few minutes for me to understand I was meeting with a world class musician, one that would go on to do great things musically with the Hammond B3 organ. From the instant he began playing one of the B3's I had selected for his consideration, I was not only impressed with his musicianship, but also understood that he was a rare talent. He later told me he was classically trained but found that the jazz genre gave him a freedom of expression that he did not experience in other forms of music Michael is passionate about music, life, the Hammond organ, and the people who play and have played the Hammond organ. I was further impressed with him when from necessity he developed the skill set to repair his Hammond organs as needed. In his part of the world there was no Hammond organ technician so he trained to become one. Michael studied under the late Gary Eddinger at Keyboard Exchange International, to learn some of the basics as well as the finer points of Hammond maintenance and repair. Michel appreciated Gary being willing to teach, and Gary appreciated Michael's ability to learn quickly and his intense desire to fully understand the inner workings of the instrument he played so well. Michel's journey has continued and he has generously shared with us some of his collection of pictures and videos of other B3 players. It seemed only logical to feature Michael first among the great musicians which will be featured on this web site. We thank Michel for sharing and we wish him continued success in life and music!"

Are you an Artist that plays the Hammond Organ? We would like to showcase you and your music. Please email us a short bio, a picture and video (link to youtube preferred) to Jim Huss at b3buyer@aol.com and we will add you to our page! Thank you and God Bless.

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