Leo Cappi

Brazilian Session Bassist

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My name is Leo, i'm a professional Bassist from Salvador, Bahia (Brazil) and i can provide high quality basslines for your track!

Welcome!

I'm on my last year of the B.A. in Popular Music - Bass guitar performance at the State University of Campinas and I have been professionally playing and recording for over 8 years in many groups of different musical styles.
I have played on most important stages in Brazil, such as Lollapalooza brazil, Virada Cultural de são paulo, Festival of black art, among others, besides having played many times in the Salvador carnival with different artists from Bahia. In 2016 I was invited to play my bass solo concert at the international festival In Necessità Virtù in Bergamo, italy. I also participated in 2017 to the concert of the renowned Brazilian artist Djavan at Salvador performing one of my bass solo arrangments. In 2019 i released the first EP of my duo, called "Dois na Praça". You can check more details of my work at this link https://linktr.ee/leocappi . I can guarantee a quality recording for your track, EP or album of any musical style.

Don't hesitate to ask me any questions, i'd love to hear about your project!

Gear:

Sire Marcus Miller V7 - 4Strings

Fender CB-100CE - 4Strings (Acoustic-eletric bass)

I use presonus interfaces to record

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

30 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chris B.
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    Once again, Leo delivered exactly what I was looking for. This is my 4th time working with him, and we didn't even need edits for this latest track. He nailed it first try! He provided me with different takes that all have different styles and flavors, allowing me to mix and match where I see fit. A pleasure to work with, and I'll definitely be back for a 5th.

  2. Review by Chris B.
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    Make it my 3rd time–I've been putting a project together and Leo continues to come through with the bass performances that I need to take my song to the next elvel. Plenty more to go!

  3. Review by Chris B.
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    This was my 2nd time working with Leo, and he continues to deliver great bass performances and high quality recordings. Exactly what I needed to take my song to the next level!

  4. Review by Craig W.
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    Leo is a very talented musician. He is easy to work with and very professional, extremely organized, and passionate about his craft. He is committed to giving you exactly what you need in order to produce a great song. I highly recommend him.

  5. Review by Sean J.
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    Leo did indeed provide a killer bassline! In fact, all the takes were superb in their slight differences, and I had an easy job comping together what I believe to be an epic sounding bassline for my song.
    Leo is also super polite, patient and very communicative.
    Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Carlos M.
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    The bass line(s) I received were perfect for the track I was working on and the quality was just as professional as I was expecting. Leo communicated with me throughout the entire process, and the turnaround time was just as we had discussed. I will be a returning client!!!

  7. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Awesome as always!

  8. Review by Chris B.
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    Leo was fantastic to work with. He was very responsive and made sure that I had everything I needed for my song. Will definitely be working with him again in the near future!

  9. Review by Henri K.
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    Leo is really amazing.. He understood exactly what I needed.. He did a great job and delivered it fast... Highly recommended!!

  10. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Best bass player on Soundbetter.com, highly recommended!

  11. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Highly professional as always! Awesome artist, composer and performer!

  12. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Great job! Well done as always!

  13. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Leo is a great performer and wonderful person to deal with. The work delivered is very high quality and i will certainly order more!

  14. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Great job, beautifully played, very fast delivery turnaround and professional as always!

  15. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Leo is a fantastic artist! Will get back for more tracks!

  16. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Very talented, professional, awesome technique, very responsive, pleasure to make music with! Will work only with Leo always!

  17. Review by Marcelo
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    Excellent professional. Attentive and especially talented. I hope to work with him again.

  18. Review by Wole R.
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    Leo is a fantastic Musician. Very committed to customer's satisfaction.
    I enjoyed his tone and dexterity on bass.
    I recommend him

  19. Review by Gabriel Brasileiro
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    by Gabriel Brasileiro

    Its was very gratifying working with Leo!
    Besides his extremely hability, he has what I consider the most important thing in a musician: the listening. He’s very kind and easy to comunicate with. I hope that we can continue this partnership on new projects!

  20. Review by Carol Sampaio
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    by Carol Sampaio

    I have worked with Leo for about 03 years through my transition from Band to Solo project. He is pure talent! He's got the technique, the feeling, and the soul. Absolutely the BEST bass player I've ever worked with. He always created the greatest, most full of life, beautiful arrangements and executed them like no other. He is that kind of bass player you can recognize by the sound. It is a great honor to say that we worked together. A true talent with a bright musical future!

  21. Review by Ana B.
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    by Ana B.

    Leo é um profissional cinco estrelas. Estudioso e dedicado com o que se dispõe a fazer, super criativo e engenhoso na criação de composições e arranjos, cheio de groove!
    Importante dizer também que é uma pessoa de fácil convívio, tornando todo trabalho mais leve e divertido.
    Bom demais trabalhar com ele!

  22. Review by Vinicius Gomes
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    by Vinicius Gomes

    Leo is the best bass player I've worked with, he has a strong and beautiful bass sound, his ear and musical sense is excellent, he's a creative and virtuous musician!
    I definitely recommend him!

  23. Review by Vinicius Gomes
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    by Vinicius Gomes

    Leo is the best bass player I've worked with, he has a strong and beautiful bass sound! He has an excelent hear and musical sense, he's creative and virtuous!
    I definitely recommend him!

  24. Review by Patricia Byrro
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    by Patricia Byrro

    Leo is an extremely talented musician and I am very lucky to have been able to play with him. Being a drummer myself, I can say it feels great to find a bassist who you can connect with and feel comfortable enough to let loose and improvise while knowing that he's gonna keep the groove reeeal tight. Highly recommend working with him, you will not be disappointed at all :)

  25. Review by Matheus Abner
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    Léo is an excellent bass player, I had the privilege of playing with him on several projects and there was never any problem. A very detailed and versatile musician, with an incredible sonority and swing

  26. Review by Enrico Venancio
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    by Enrico Venancio

    What a groove!

    Leo is a wonderfull bass player and extremely dedicated do deliver the best he can do to every song. He has his own distinctive swing and he has a huge sensibility to undestand exactly what you want he plays. I definitely recommend him.

  27. Review by Marcel
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    by Marcel

    Leo é um baixista incrível e super responsável , recomendo demais!!!

  28. Review by Otis Selimane Remane
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    by Otis Selimane Remane

    One of the most groovin' bassists I had a chance to work with. Very particular swing, smooth and tasty sound. Definitely is someone everybody should get a chance to feature with.

  29. Review by Matheus Jettar Ciomei
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    by Matheus Jettar Ciomei

    Leo is a great bass player! Plays with both heart and excellent technique. As a professional musician, that allready had the opportunity to personally play along with him, I can certainly recommend him work as a bassist!

  30. Review by Natan Drubi
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    by Natan Drubi

    I've played with Leo for years and i can assure he is a great musician, and also very comitted. His musicality fits naturally in different musical contexts, according to the song and what it asks for. I recommend him!

Interview with Leo Cappi

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I don't remember myself before the music came into my life. I started studying piano at 5 years old, and electric bass at 9. It's what I'll do for the rest of my life, it's just the thing I love the most.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: In addition to being a studio musician, I work as a producer, arranger, and music teacher. However, lately the work I have done most is recording. I love it, the process of printing my music according to your demand is what moves me!

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: At the moment, in addition to some freelances, I am acting as bassist and arranger for the album "Ainda atrás do pôr do sol", a re-recording and re-conception of the renowned album "Atrás do pôr do sol" by the Bahian singer and composer Lazzo Matumbi, a very important figure in affirmation and aesthetic construction of the black people of Bahia. The disc will feature important artists from the current Brazilian pop scene and should be released in early 2021.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: I would advise you to feel free to do anything that makes you feel comfortable working remotely. I know that sometimes working at a distance brings insecurity and anxiety. I am here to bring the result you expect for your music, and also to make the process as pleasant and smooth as possible. In other words, you can send me as many messages, references or questions as needed to make you feel comfortable. I will be listening to you with great pleasure and attention.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I always try to start from what the music needs, to create a line that fits coherently with the whole. I can add a Brazilian or Latin flavor, always according to your taste and desire.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: I try, before recording, to understand as much as possible what you want for your music. That done, I will send you as soon as possible the first version, adding my feeling. If the result is not what you expected, I will repeat this process as many times as necessary, always considering your feedback and any additional material as a reference, until reaching a result that satisfies your expectations

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I can provide a very mixed sound of Latin/Brazilian/African feel and the funky feel, i'd say that my bass style have a lot of influence of artists such as Richard Bona and Munir Hossn.That yould be my main sound. But i can also provide a lot of different sounds, i like to understand what you and your song want througt listen to your references and talking to you to get the best result as possible.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I love grooving. I am very familiar with different approaches to the slap technique, and I can adapt to any swing using these techniques. I am very fluent in the funk language, and in any genre of Brazilian or Latin music.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: I promise to be 100% committed to getting the best possible result. I am very flexible in the number of reviews and very communicative, i think that is needed to know you minimally to know what your sound looks like, and how I can contribute with it

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: I have worked with many musical styles, but Brazilian music has always been present in my professional life and in my heart. Currently I work on different projects of Brazilian pop / electronic music, always using regional elements of Brazilian music.

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Capricho do Carmo (Hamilton de Holanda) by Pedro Matsuda and Leo Cappi

I was the Bassist and Arranger in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow as many revisions as you need, what is really important to me is to do a good job and satisfy your musical expectations.
I deliver the first version in a maximum of 3 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Djavan
  • Banda Black Rio
  • Richard Bona
Gear Highlights
  • Sive Marcus Miller V7 - 4Strings
  • Fender CB-100CE (Electric-Acoustic) - 4Strings
  • Zoom Ms-60B(Effects)
  • Presonus Audiobox Usb
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  • My latest work - Ainda Atrás do Pôr do Sol (Album)Feb 02, 2022


    Ainda Atrás do Pôr do Sol - Album on Spotify

    I'm proud to share with you one of the most recent albums I worked on, released in January 2022, with the presence of great voices from the new generation of Brazilian popular music. I was the bassist and production assistant on this record.