Hammond Organ Artists
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Adi DeganiMy 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!"
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