Gdaliy

Session Saxophonist

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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!

Equipment:

- 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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Gdailysax
  • Spencer Rabin
  • Magic Dance

54 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jeffrey M.
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    Gdaliy delivered amazing work. Good communication, quick turnaround and a very talented musician. Definitely recommended and I look forward to working together again.

  2. Review by ØLYMPUS Music
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    Killed it! amazing work

  3. Review by Barry Russo
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    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!

  4. Review by Ismail E.
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    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!

  5. Review by Takashi A.
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    Another awesome performance! Thank you, Gdaliy!

  6. Review by Thomas Hood
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    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!

  7. Review by Johnny Lbl
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    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 !

  8. Review by Takashi A.
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    Excellent performance and kind service! We are very happy with his professional and artistic play for our song. Thank you very much!

  9. Review by Junta P.
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    Did the job exactly as I wanted although the midi sax prt I played was quite weird- completley translated it into a stellar job

  10. Review by Jon S.
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    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!

  11. Review by Jared C.
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    Awesome turn-around time, great interpretation of instructions and critical decision-making, and totally professional playing!

  12. Review by Chris A.
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    As always, Gdaliy provides a terrific performance with a quick turnaround and a great price! :-)

  13. Review by Geoff M.
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    Very professional and a great result for my song project.

  14. Review by Jeff Urbaner
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    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!

  15. Review by Harley T.
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    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.

  16. Review by Barry Russo
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    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!

  17. Review by Mark M.
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    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.

  18. Review by Barry Russo
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    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!!

  19. Review by Chris S.
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    Another great job, delivered quickly!

  20. Review by Chris S.
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    Great, speedy turnaround. Delivered more than was requested. Would highly recommend.

  21. Review by Mikhail M.
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    Very professional. A pleasure to work with. The recording was delivered as promised. Thank you again, Gdaliy.

  22. Review by Willy V.
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    Gdaliy delivered "the goods"
    Excellent musician who knows his craft.
    It was a pleasure working with Gdaliy.
    I look forward to work with him again.

  23. Review by DJ-Fil S.
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    fast, easy, professionell - just perfect!

  24. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)
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    What can I say, he knew what I wanted more or less straight away and delivered first time an excellent sax for my project. Can't wait to work with Gdaly again.

  25. Review by Robert White
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    I highly recommend Gdaliy for your saxophone needs.I sent him my song and he recorded it perfect!

  26. Review by Walter Beamon
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    My man did his thing i highly recommend him he is phenomenal at what he does my hip hop song i produced went up 1000 percent with his sax

  27. Review by paul w.
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    Awesome playing always a pleasure

  28. Review by Salvatore F.
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    This man does amazing work. He turned my cheesy sounding midi sax part into something real and professional.

  29. Review by Matti K.
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    Excellent!! Highly recommended sax player!

  30. Review by Chris A.
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    Allways a pleasure to work with and allways great results :-)

  31. Review by Mirosław J.
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    Great quality, fast and reliable !

  32. Review by Chris A.
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    Very fast response and great playing, just like last time! :-)

  33. Review by Steve C.
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    Excellent performer! Exactly to task with no instruction beyond my initial request

  34. Review by Craig H.
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    Gdaliy was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt with his work and very good with communicating what was needed, as well as adding suggestions. I highly recommend his services!

  35. Review by paul w.
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    Fantastic soulful playing,professional sound quality and fast turnaround

  36. Review by Chris A.
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    You class player and easy to work with. Looking forward to working together again.

  37. Review by Spencer Rabin
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    My guy is killer! Sent me some absolutely incredible solos! Always a pleasure to work with!

  38. Review by Kamil L.
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    Professional, incredibly talented and skilled and sympathetic. Was a big pleasure to work together and much fun :) Gdaliy was able to do exactly what I imagined and go even further and make it better. Any time again, huge pleasure. Recommending everyone from any genre :) !

  39. Review by Derek L.
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    Really amazing work, cheers

  40. Review by paul w.
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    Fantastic playing, fast turnaround... well reccomended,have used now on several projects with perfect results everytime

  41. Review by Spencer Rabin
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    The parts he provided me with exceeded my expectations! I will be working with Gdaily whenever I need some saxophone! He is incredibly talented and has been a joy working with!

  42. Review by Olga C.
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    Very professional. The track adds colours to the mix! :)

  43. Review by Özgür A.
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    Gdaliy is a great musician and easy to communicate with. He will to understand you and clarify anything to make sure he delivers your needs.
    It was pleasure to work with him, and hope to work again in the future.

  44. Review by Marcel E.
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    The cooperation with Gdaliy was very easy and professional. He have awesome saxophone skills! I love his work!

  45. Review by Bence D.
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    Fast, intelligent, very talented guy. Recommended!

  46. Review by Martin S.
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    Fast delivery, quality saxophonist, extremely friendly - all things to describe Gdaliy. He was happy to make some adjustments and got them to me in a timely fashion. I would recommend him highly.

  47. Review by Zachary S.
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    Great job. I am very impressed.

  48. Review by Sveinung H.
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    Gdaliy is a very good and highly skilled musician. He is flexible and professional, and the tone of his playing is beautiful. I will highly recommend him!

  49. Review by Amado P.
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    Professional, diligent and talented.
    I will not hesitate to work with him again should the occasion arise in the future.

    Thanks for your nice job, Gdaliy.

  50. Review by Michael H.
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    Absolutely owned the part I asked him to do. If there could be 6 stars I'd give him that. Looking forward to working with him in the future

  51. Review by Jeffrey M.
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    Another great working experience with Gdaliy! Quick communication and deliveries, super open to all ideas and feedback & in short a very hardworking, dedicated and talented musician! Looking forward to more projects.

  52. Review by Walter Beamon
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    Awesome sax player that can freestyle very talented

  53. Review by Milana Zilnik
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    I got to know Gdaliy in one collaborative project where we both were hired as session musicians. When I needed a sax line for my own song, Gdaliy was the first guy I thought about. We sent him MIDI sax along with transcribed notes and he found a great balance between staying true to all the expressions of the original mock-up and making it sound alive and passionate. The turnaround was fantastic!

  54. Review by paul w.
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    Great playing feel and understanding of what needs to be done,well reccomended want the job done first time ? hire this guy.......

Interview with Gdaliy

  1. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  2. A: From jazz, blues, old r&b to hip-hop, EDM, different rock styles (rock-n-roll, progressive, alternative, metal etc.), classical crossover etc.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: I like when my creative input, my ideas, my saxophone sound make the good arrangement/production really shine and touch the soul.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Combination of expressive power and lyricism, mainstream jazz school and contemporary sound.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Style flexibility, in-depth vision, ability to adjust my sound to the needs of particular song, perfectionism.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. 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)?

  11. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  12. 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).

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GenresSounds Like
  • David Sanborn
  • Eric Marienthal
  • Kenny Garrett
Gear Highlights
  • Yanagisawa A-WO10 Elite alto saxophone
  • Electrovoice RE20 Microphone
  • Neumann Km184 Microphone
  • WarmAudio WA12 MKII Mic Pre
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