Bassist/Producer/Arranger

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I have performed with figures ranging from Donovan to Yusef Lateef and have years and years of experience on acoustic bass, electric bass and guitar in styles ranging from jazz to funk to rock to salsa, dub, afrobeat and more. As an experienced producer and arranger I love using what I know to create something unique.

I have years of performing and touring experience, but I have always loved recording. In my own Brooklyn studio I record upright and electric bass and guitar and keyboard and etc. parts (I have stringed instruments from west Africa, ukeleles and other noisemakers too), and I love helping produce and arrange songs to get sounds that no one has heard before, sometimes using analog tape. I have lots of experience writing for and arranging horns- from the 5 piece classic afrobeat horn section of Aphrodesia to the dub reggae-inflected double trombones of Super Hi-Fi, to many sessions of small group jazz and funk and R&B.
I love figuring out with someone else what a song needs, from an upright bass part to a way to make that second verse stand out from the first to transposing your guitar part for a horn section for the bridge. I also love adding bass and guitar parts to other songs. I am particularly experienced with fingerpicked acoustic guitar styles- I spent a lot of time in West Africa, learning the incredible guitar styles from Mali to Ghana to Nigeria, and love making those styles work in different kinds of music.
I work in Pro Tools and Ableton, so I can work with whatever you've got digitally. I also love working with tape, either as an effect for your song or mix or for the whole thing.
I'm equally excited working on your whole song or adding an instrument.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

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  • Charming Hostess
  • Brass Menazeri Balkan Brass Band
  • Brass Menazeri Balkan Brass Band
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Marika Hughes

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  1. Review by Daniel Sadownick
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    Collaborating with Ezra was fantastic. Great music, composer and person. It also turns out that we worked on a project together!...a compilation album of the underground NYC band called Konk that was just recently released. So, it's a small world and a wonderful one at that. Ezra is the man!

  2. Review by Cosobatero
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    Ezra was great to work with! Very nice song.

  3. Review by Sana
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    Ezra is amazingly talented. His interpretations are beautiful and he lends creative input to elevate the project. He listens carefully and works quickly. My entire team is moved by his work and we will be working with him again in the near future.

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  • Fela Kuti & The Africa 70
  • King Tubby
  • Dirty Projectors
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live
  • UA 610 preamps
  • Echoplex tape delay
  • Tascam 1/4" tape
  • Tascam 424 4-track cassette
  • many and assorted plug-ins
  • guitar and effects pedals
  • vintage amps
  • etc.
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