Ezra Gale

Bassist/Producer/Arranger/Gtr

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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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Ezra Gale
  • Charming Hostess
  • Brass Menazeri Balkan Brass Band
  • Brass Menazeri Balkan Brass Band
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Aphrodesia
  • Marika Hughes

9 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Cosobatero
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    Second time working for Ezra, again very good experience! Quick to respond, friendly and clear. ¡Muchas gracias!

  2. Review by Hannah T.
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    BRILLIANT. The gap between the song I recorded (piano) and the song I wanted (guitar-bass-drums) didn't phase Ezra -- he immediately understood the sound I was after. He didn't just create a new instrumental background. Instead, he wove the new into the old, letting piano verses smash into telecaster choruses, tying it all together with his brilliant bass playing. SO grateful for Ezra's musical instincts, technical skills, and professionalism -- and eager to see what he'll do with future songs.

  3. Review by Nick C.
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    Great work. Fit my project perfectly.

  4. Review by Jeff May
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    Ezra is a great bass player added a great feel to my song. Will definitely use for future songs

  5. Review by Jason Slota
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    Ezra is amazing. He has a clear understanding of what he wants in his music and easily relates that information to you. And while he knows what he wants to hear from you, he's also extremely open to your ideas and thoughts. We were able to bounce ideas back and forth quickly and came up with final takes in no time. He's a total pro and I would love to work with him again.

  6. Review by Daniel Sadownick
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    It's always a great pleasure to work with Ezra. He is an amazing artist, always coming up with new ideas and it's so much fun to lay down my percussion tracks on top of his creations. 5 stars every time.

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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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I was the bassist, guitarist, songwriter, producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I am flexible because every project and song is unique. Usually I can finish a track within a few days, and revisions are usually also fine- the goal is to make us both happy with the song.

GenresSounds Like
  • 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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