Sometimes Israel and I would rehearse in his apartment working with a drum machine and a keyboard that I could pull out chords and sounds from. His daughter and friends would be playing on the other side of the room from time to time but all that didn’t matter because Israel and I would be focused on each other kind of having a musical discussion then working up the arrangement.
I never realized when I recorded these that I’d be sharing most of them with you. So I’ve taken this rehearsal track and with a drum machine for tempo, cross faded to the final mix to show the difference. It was always amazing for both of us to see a song come to fruition.
this shows how far a song travels before you hear it…….
Jon de Mello