Great video. Great player. Classic instrument. German organist and pianist Lutz Krajenski is a great player. He has worked with artists like Randy Crawford, Carla Bley, Till Brönner, Roger Cicero and Tom Jones and recently released his own solo record, “Orbit”.
In the video below Lutz explores the YC25D combo organ. Released in 1972, the YC25D is a two manual organ, each with 49 keys. The bottom keyboard is divided into 30 treble and 19 bass notes with the bass notes reversed in color. There are a total of 28 levers that change the sound and timbre of the instrument, and the YC25D could be fitted with bass pedals. Lutz plays a mint condition YC25D with bass pedals in the video. In the hands (and feet!) of a great player the YC25D truly shines. Check it out!
Want to know more about Lutz? Check out this interview in the Music Production Guide here.
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.