Need a professionally played&recorded saxophone part? Want to bring some fresh ideas and saxophone magic to your track? Feel free to contact me!
Classy alto saxophone solos, melodic parts, riffs or hooks ready for use in your mix!
I can read your score or improvise/compose my lines from scratch, developing your ideas/concepts.
Due to recording engineering skills you get professionally edited, clean and normalized stem(s) ready to be dropped into your project!
- Instrument: Yanagisawa A-WO10 Elite alto saxophone + Vandoren mouthpieces and reeds.
- Soundproofing and Acoustic Treatment: professionally designed, acoustically treated and fully soundproofed isolation booth.
- Main recording setup: ElectroVoice Re20 microphone, Neumann Km184 microphone, Warm Audio WA12 MK2 Mic Preamp, Audient id14 audio interface, Pro Tools.
Km184 (+WarmAudio WA12 pre) vs Re20 sax "acapella" samples (at 24/44.1): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bmv5pkmdbnk4tff/AAA5ohJ2R78umK8UxZHp_jPNa?dl=0
Bio and Skills:
Gdaliy has played the saxophone for over 20 years and won several local and international competitions. He gained a university degree in music recording production in 2007. Gdaliy has huge experience in both live and studio work. As a session musician, he took part in many international projects and has worldwide clients from the USA, the UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, China, Turkey, India, New Zealand, and other countries.
Languages of communication: Russian (first), English, Spanish.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
54 Reviews - 11 Repeat ClientsEndorse Gdaliy
Gdaliy delivered amazing work. Good communication, quick turnaround and a very talented musician. Definitely recommended and I look forward to working together again.
Killed it! amazing work
Gdaliy is an amazingly talented musician. His sax playing will bring your songs to another level. Whether you need specific parts played, or need someone to improvise and create a part, Gdaliy is the answer to your needs!
I had the pleasure of working with Gdaliy.
The collaboration was very smooth and his deliveries were always very well executed.
Gdaliy is a great professional!
Another awesome performance! Thank you, Gdaliy!
Gdaliy is fantastic at what he does. He performed the parts I had written out very well, added his style own style of performance to them, and had a great improv for the solo as well. Timely delivery too. He was also in depth about how the performance was recorded (which definitely helps when mixing both signals). Overall a great experience and will definitely be working with him again!
Super professional, prompt communication and quick turnaround. The request was delivered in amazing quality, meeting my needs immediately without any revisions needed. 5/5 Totally recommend !
Excellent performance and kind service! We are very happy with his professional and artistic play for our song. Thank you very much!
Did the job exactly as I wanted although the midi sax prt I played was quite weird- completley translated it into a stellar job
Gdaliy did a great job on a sax part I needed, even adding some extra takes and coming up with different variations. Really pleased with how it turned out. Recommended!
Awesome turn-around time, great interpretation of instructions and critical decision-making, and totally professional playing!
As always, Gdaliy provides a terrific performance with a quick turnaround and a great price! :-)
Very professional and a great result for my song project.
The greatest saxophonist I have ever met! Mr. Gdaliy understands my needs. He delivered an excellent job and that is exactly what I was looking for. Super professional, prompt communication, and great price! Please do not hesitate to hire Mr. Gdaliy!
This guy has the chops! Easy to work with and added a lot of his own touch to the song. He is now my main "go to" sax man.
Another great experience working with Gdaliy. In addition to once again providing excellent musicianship and quick turnaround, he also took the time to give me a lengthy answer to a question I had regarding saxophone. His insights helped further my understanding as a musician and in regard to mixing and production. I highly recommend him!
Gdaliy improvised an awesome brass section for my song that added so much warmth and character. He was quick, met timeframes and professional. A pleasure.
Working with Gdaliy was a wonderful experience. He was precise, provided excellent communication, and most of all is an extremely talented musician who captured and enhanced the spirit and sentiment of my song in his parts. And he did it all within a matter of days. I highly, highly recommend him!!
Another great job, delivered quickly!
Great, speedy turnaround. Delivered more than was requested. Would highly recommend.
Interview with Gdaliy
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: From jazz, blues, old r&b to hip-hop, EDM, different rock styles (rock-n-roll, progressive, alternative, metal etc.), classical crossover etc.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like when my creative input, my ideas, my saxophone sound make the good arrangement/production really shine and touch the soul.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Combination of expressive power and lyricism, mainstream jazz school and contemporary sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Style flexibility, in-depth vision, ability to adjust my sound to the needs of particular song, perfectionism.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - In what parts of the track do you hear the saxophone in mind? - What is your overall idea/concept of the saxophone part in the context of your song? - Can you give me any references, examples (e.g. as YouTube links) of the saxophone sound/performance style you are looking for? - Do you have any particular melodic ideas for the saxophone part which you can give me as a score or as an audio file (recorded with synths, samples or other instruments)?
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Though I came from mainstream jazz background as a saxophone player and I used to work for some years as a rock/pop recording engineer, I'm not addicted to any particular genre/style/type of music. I really love mainstream and contemporary jazz, old school progressive rock, classical music, world fusion stuff, old and modern R&B, soul. But I can get inspired from any music that contains bright ideas and which is made with talent, passion and professionalism, no matter whether it is rock, funk, jazz, EDM or hip-hop. Every time I start working on a new track I try to make it my main source of inspiration. Even if it doesn't belong to my "favourite" styles of music, I try to find out what I especially like about the song (melody, sound, overall groove, concept, catchy ideas, chord progressions etc.) and relate to it as if it was my own music. My main saxophone heroes are: David Sanborn and Eric Marienthal (jazz fusion, funk, r&b), Kenny G and Dave Koz (smooth jazz and pop), Steve Douglas and Clarence Clemons (rock-n-roll), Jan Garbarek (world fusion), Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Julian Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Chris Potter (mainstream jazz), Kenny Garrett, Alex Han (contemporary jazz, fusion).