BROOKLYN MEETS BERLIN II

G@d, we just love those gears.

So we opted for the Trixx Studios. A familiar workspace. I was here before with Michal Limboski. And Eric, a  few years ago.

Eric will be recording his own material with a great rhythm section this sunday.

First rehearsal tomorrow. With Hugo Reyet on bass, and Nir Sabag (drums).

Wir sind gespannt.

G#d… These preamps just make my day.

A pleasant atmosphere.

TEKILA.

The magic was discreet but immediate,
with Nir Sabag on drums and Max Schlegel on bass.

TEKILA MAx 2

TEKILA NIR DR3
TEKILA MAX V3
    
TEKILA MAx 1  TEKILA MAX V
This was actually my first session at this studio in Kreuzberg, in February 2015,
testing the set-up and enjoying those great microphones.
And it was our first session together with Nir.

Nir is from Israel, and I have yet to have one bad session or rehearsal with him. There might be days with more or less energy, but the feeling is always there. It’s a kind of magic.
Moments are grounded in time.
Common Sense is spoken.

TEKILA NIR 2
TEKILA NIR
TEKILA NIR DR2
I might start calling him the Rhythm and Groove Prophet.

TEKILA V 3
TEKILA MAX V2
On bass, Max always surprises me with his ability to make those a latin beats grooove. He’s been hanging out with Argentinian – and fantastic – pianist Carly Quiros, says he.

It’s was difficult that day, being on both the technical and the musical side. Testing and checking out the set-up, signal flow, headphone mixes, etc. In fact I was terribly disapointed with the upright sound. An AKG was probably moved away from its position, or Max changed position while rehearsing.

I proposed a rhythm changes in Bb, with a Bossa-nova feel on the A’s and a swing on the B’s.

It became “TEKILA”, which also is a phonetic for “T’es qui là ?”, which means “Who are you now ?” in french.

A fun topic.