Elad Gellert

4 Horns session player

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I've been a session player for over 10 years, dabbling on Bari, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano saxophones. I will, record, solo, writ or read horn lines for your track I specialize in Ethiopean, Hasidic, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Afro Beat, and Hous Music.

You can listen to many recordings I did to support that, on my website https://www.eladgellert.com/recordings.html

I Have an M.Mus. in Jazz Frome the Jerusalem Academy of music.
and BFA from the New School For Jazz NYC.

Besides the saxophone, I play on Eb&E didgeridoo and Emeo Electronic sax.
I can read written parts, create my own parts, and improvise over all genres.
If needed, I have the ability to mix my own track.

I regularly perform and record with bands playing Ethiopian Music, Funk, Blues, Soul, RnB, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock,
I have played on many albums and singles in different styles and released a record under my own name.
I perform and teach music full-time in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and online.

Influences:
Maceo Parker, Stephen Kupka for Funk, Fela Kuti for Afrobeat, Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekurya for Ethiopian Music, Pepper Adams Sonny Rollins Cannonball Adderley for jazz.

Equipment:
Selmer Super Action II Tenor Saxophone, Selmer Super Action II Alto Saxophone, Yanagisawa 992 Soprano sax E.F. Durand BS-310 Bari Sax with Low A , Emeo Electronic sax.

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

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

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Orel Tamuz
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    I highly recommend Elad!
    He recorded some sax tracks for my new project and did an amazing job!
    He is super professional and has an inspiring spirit. Thank you Elad ❤️

  2. Review by Mazkeka Studios
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    elad is a pro!
    His knowledge and great attitude makes him an ideal session player - able to read anything off a chart but also add original ideas with the best of vibes.

    We were happy to help consult him until he arrived to his current recording setup - great mic collection, best converters and a very nice sounding room. Suitable for anything from jazz lines, funky brass kicks or groovy solos.

  3. Review by ilan smilan
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    I worked with Elad on several albums of the Hoodna Orchestra and he did a great job as a soloist and as Horne section player. He's professional, quick and really easy to work with. I wold really recommend him for any project and I wold work with him gain. check out the all of the Hoodna Orchestra albums on any streaming service for reference.

  4. Review by Avner C.
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    I've had the pleasure of recording with Elad with an alto sax in the second ep of Simulakra Band "Ducki'n" and with a baritone in the upcoming single of Hipless - "Heinrich Heine". Love his timing, intonation, and his approach in general, is uplifting definitely the sax player you want for your next project...

Interview with Elad Gellert

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

  2. A: Which type of saxophone do you want me to play? What are the time markers I will be playing on? Do you have sheet music, chord sheets, or midi files? What kind of articulation do you want? What kind of improvisation do you want? Are there any audio examples that are similar to what you want me to sound like? Do you want the sax to sound exactly like the midi samples or do you want something else?

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: my 4 horns and reeds for them.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I've been playing for 23 years and been a session player for 10 years

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: I'm a versatility player, however, my style has been described by my colleges as groovy, soulful, melodic, and powerful.

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  10. A: All of the Hoodna Orchestras albums, I was the Bari sax player there.

  11. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  12. A: Recording an Album with the Hoodna Orchestra and writing a book on the Ethiopian scales.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: the both have their own vibes.

  15. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  16. A: Highest quality sound and performance.

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

  18. A: Helping people to create a piece that moves other people.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Have a clear vision for what you want the saxophone to do. think which kind of saxophone you would like, soprano, alto, tenor or bari, what kind of improvisation-sparse and smooth/high and screaming. be open to hear my professional opinion.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: I am happy to work with any artist that is passionate about their project and makes good music.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Always be open to what the music is telling you, learn to accept it, and deliver it to the listener.

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

  26. A: I have a master in Jazz performance but in this days i play Ethiopean, Funk, Hasidic, Blues, Jazz, Afro Beat, and Hous Music

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: listining.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: Making sure I understand the song and the guidelines I got from the customer. Bringing the dynamic, groove, feel, and vibe that the song needs with my own full sound on my horns.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: Listen, learn, write, make sure I'm tuned, check the levels and mic placements, record, and send it for a review. Maybe drink some coffee in between ☺️

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: i'm recording on Coles 4038 Ribbon Mic, Electro Voice Re 20 Dynamic Mic, Apogee Duet Audio Interface with a Royer cloud lifter for the ribbon. MacBook Pro and Logic Pro X10.5 Selmer Super Action II Tenor Saxophone, Selmer Super Action II Alto Saxophone, Yanagisawa 992 Soprano sax E.F. Durand BS-310 Bari Sax with Low A , Emeo Electronic sax.

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

  36. A: Maceo Parker, Stephen Kupka for Funk, Fela Kuti for Afrobeat, Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekurya for Ethiopian Music, Pepper Adams Sonny Rollins Cannonball Adderley for jazz.

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: Record a Solo, saxophone line or writ and record a 4 horn line as a saxophone section.

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Gear Highlights
  • Coles 4038 Ribbon Mic
  • Electro Voice Re 20 Dynamic Mic
  • Apogee Duet Audio Interface with a Royer cloud lifter for the ribbon. MacBook Pro and Logic Pro X10.5
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  • working on some Ethiopian music!Jun 01, 2020

  • Recording Bari Sax for a video tribute to Tower of Power arranged by Evan SinagaMay 24, 2020

  • working on a new Hoodna Orchestra track cold WembleyMay 23, 2020

  • Working on a tune for Orel TamuzMay 19, 2020