Professional saxophonist available for studio recordings to bring the magic of saxophone to your tracks. Sax riffs and solos for EDM, Pop, Rock, Jazz and other styles. Graduated with BMus degree with many years of experience performing and recording.
BMus Degree in Music, School of Music of Cardiff University. Studied classical and jazz performance, composition and studio production. More than 20 years experience, comfortable playing jazz and electro music genres.
I play alto and soprano. I can contribute to your work adding great alto saxophone solos, melodic parts or riffs.
I can read your score or compose my own lines, developing your concept and bringing to life your musical ideas.
You will get a professionally edited track ready to be used in your project.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
16 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Carlo Fraccalvieri
Carlo did a fantastic job! He is very talented, easy to communicate with, and easy to work with. He has a great sound and his work fit very nicely into my vision.
Carlo is always a good choice. Very nice melodic sax playing. Very professionell and friendly.
It is always a pleasure to work with Carlos. One more time he played a wonderful melodic sax on my song "L`heure bleue" which will be released in April. Choosing Carlos was definitely the right decision.
I am convinced by Carlos melodic style and so I wanted him to play on my Song „Holly“ which will be released on my new CD in april. Already the first take he delivered us was exactly what we were looking for. Very nice! Grazie tante!
Can't say enough good things. Professional, easy to work with, and best of all, Carlo understood my music and created amazing solos on pretty much his first attempt. Highly recommended.
Great work from Carlo, he's very dedicated to getting the work done to a satisfactory level and he keeps in very good contact during the project time. It took a few revisions on this particular task, but we finally got there and the track sounds amazing. Recommended.
Had Carlo record a sax solo over a deep house track and his interpretation is just beautiful. Smooth, sexy and a joy to listen to. Also love that he was very open to feedback, which made him easy to work with. Definitely recommended.
Excellent as always! Quick and professional.
Amazing job! Was very quick and efficient, and helped bring the track to life. Can’t wait to work with him again!
Carlo was quick to reply to all my messages, and flexible to ensure I received exactly what I needed for my project. I would definitely work with him again.
Quick, professional delivery! Would use Carlo again.
Carlo is a unique expert with a fruitful Saxophone touches that will make your track as amazing that you ever expected yet. I would really recommend this unique talent with sax touches as a river flows.
Excellent saxo player. Performance on point! Really happy with the results and working on another project with Carlo already! Highly recommend!
It was a pleasure collaborating with Carlo. Very up front and honest about delivery time and puts tons of effort into doing his best to make the song production better. The Sax parts I received from Carlo are very heartfelt and soulful. I'm excited to hear the whole song come together. I certainly recommend any collaboration with Carlo. Thanks Carlo.
Quick, Awesome, Experienced! Just one day later the results! Will def. work with him again for any future needs.
It was great to work with Carlo! He perfectly understood what we were looking for and delivered a stunning sax line in no time. We will definitely book him again!
Interview with Carlo Fraccalvieri
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a clear idea of what you want to achieve, in terms of sound, structures, dynamics and so on. Send me audio samples of what you want the saxophone to sound like. Have a clear vision for what you want the saxophone to do and send me specific instructions.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When enquiring please send me a sample of your track. Have a clear vision for what you want the saxophone to do and send me specific instructions.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listen to what the clients want and do my best to interpret the music at the best of my abilities. I am also a very strong improviser and versatile.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I realize what was just a musical idea into something reflecting both the client wish and my own personal style.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll listen to the track several times to get an idea of how I could contribute to it. I make sure I ask the client for specific instructions so I can work more efficiently and go straight to point. Doing so I also give my own interpretations of their ideas so that they have a second perspective.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a recording setup using Logic Pro and a variety of microphone combinations.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Jazz music, which is my main source of inspiration. I love saxophonists such as David Sanborn, Kenny Garrett, Cannonball Adderley and of course Charlie Parker.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, eclectic and at the same time rooted in the jazz idiom
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Which section of your track do you want me to play? Do you have sheet music, chord sheets, or midi files? If so do you want me to sound exactly as the provided version of you want me to put my own interpretation? What kind of improvisation do you want? Are there any audio examples that are similar to what you want me to sound like?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing the saxophone and a professional musician for more than 20 years. Graduated with a degree in Music at School of Music of Cardiff University, I am active as a jazz musician as well as a freestyle saxophonist playing alongside DJs. I am also a producer and session saxophonist.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on a huge range of genres from EDM, Funk, Jazz through to Blues and Pop.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The type of work can change from clients to clients. Some clients request a solo on a certain section of their track, others are looking for punchy horn riffs, some are looking for smoother, subtler phrases to complement a vocal melody.