Sometimes Israel and I Would Rehearse

Posted on 13. Jan, 2010 by in IZ

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…….

JDM
Jon de Mello

Ka Huila Wai can be found as Track 2 on Facing Future

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11 Responses to “Sometimes Israel and I Would Rehearse”

  1. ROCHELLE MEDEIROS-STURTEVANT
    13 January 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    SO GLAD YOU POSTED THESE TRACKS FOR ALL TO HEAR.I WAS SUCH A FAN AND CONTINUE TO BE.GOOD STUFF !!! ALOHA ROCHELLE

  2. jdm
    13 January 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    We were like kids in a candy store……
    Looking for the right color M&M. Israel and I had built a list of over 60 songs to approach. Everyone was an adventure. The real raw stuff and the work ups bring me back to the moment. There were no limits to our creativity………….
    He was so fun to work with and so focused.

    Jon de Mello
    jdm

  3. Mike Hobbs
    13 January 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    when only the best will do ……. anything sung by IZ and his group. Pure pleasure 🙂

  4. Alohikea
    13 January 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Jon, you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for posting this. This is one of my most favorite songs of his, especially on “Alone in Iz World”.

  5. Christine Umiamaka-Kalahiki
    26 February 2010 at 8:46 am #

    Jon, mahalo nui loa!!! LOVE IT…….

  6. Tony
    27 April 2010 at 10:40 pm #

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  7. Jessica Williams
    10 May 2010 at 7:40 am #

    This song brought me to tears! I mean literally! And I am a tough one to do that. It makes me realize all the more how much I missed out on a great man and wish I knew him. Mahalo with all of my heart for sharing this! I can’t say any more!

  8. Fehringer Gundula
    20 August 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Danke, so sprudelnd in mir.
    Gundula Leila

  9. claicheRoathe
    10 January 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Yes, probably so it is