The Bass and Brass is a big band with a string section, specializing in jazz, funk and movie themes. Most music except electronic can be composed, arranged, recorded in ( just intonation or equal temperament ) and mixed.
Established since 2003, the Bass and Brass is a big band with a string section, numbering about 30 players, specializing in jazz, funk and movie themes.
Piano, guitars (archtops and stratocasters), bass guitars (P and J basses, fretless), double bass, drums, bongos congas, vibraphone, glockenspiel, electric pianos and organ.
Wind section: Trumpets, flugelhorn, french horn, tenor and bass trombones, saxophones (bari, tenors, altos and soprano), clarinet, and flutes.
String section: violins, violas, cellos and double bass.
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Reviews (6)Endorse TheBass&Brass Big Band
Really clean sound and really nice guy!
Bass&Brass is super band. All the parties are performed at the highest level and all the tracks are high quality. Thank you guys!
I hired TheBass&Brass Big Band to do an instrumental re-record of an old Sinatra song. They arranged and recorded a full big band and delivered me all the stems (16 stems!!!). The communication was great! and they delivered exactly what I was looking for.
Great working with you guys
cant wait till our next job together !!
Very professional patience and lovely band !!!
I've recorded a brass sec with them and im really happy with the tracks !!!
It was quick and i got a very good tracks
THANK YOU GUYS :)
First time working with the bass and brass big band, and what a great experience , great musicians to work with understood exactly what i was looking for :) Will definitley be back again!!!!
The bass and brass big band is extraordinary. They immediately knew what we were after and delivered. The quality of the recordings are great and the communication is excellent.
Interview with TheBass&Brass Big Band
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Brass and saxophones sections arranging and recording. We strive to bring perfect sounding intonation relative to the song too. Many times a guitar or singer would be few cents off tune. In that particular moment we may deviate from regular intonation to specifically sound good. This also applies for certain harmonies if applicable.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Our first project completed on soundbetter, we added brass sections and the client loved them. We were new and not sure of several aspects and how the deal was done. It turned out a great experience.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Several tracks to add for various styles. But our main direction remains performing live events.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Our recording equipment are digital for convenience.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We promise that we will keep working until they are perfectly satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The thrill of finding a great lick or tune that can get a track into a richer level.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: It depends
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: No misconception yet
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What reference style they are thinking about. How long is their tracks if not attached.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more details you provide, the better it will be for both of us and the lower the offer will be.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drum kit, acoustic double bass, well acoustically sounding archtop guitar, trumpet and tenor sax.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: The band started in year 2003, with many of the members playing in different live events long before. It progressed much and many members were added or changed since. Throughout the years our instruments kept diversifying and replaced for professional levels.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: We can cover many styles, but funk, disco or jazz music with some orchestra elements, such as film soundtracks is what we consistently train in as a large band.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist that likes to work with us we like to work with him. And we appreciate anyone that shares their advice or view concerning our work, for in music we don't stop learning.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be in a good mood, if not we take some rest, even in a session recording. All the participants must be in a positive and clear mood.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Funk and Disco and related
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whenever we have customers wanting to add something missing for their song, we either make it livelier or emphasize the main mood it is trying to deliver through using wind instruments effectively. A non-complete song with some tunes and lyrics can be arranged and recorded by us.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We listen for customer songs or tunes for some time, then start proposing tunes that are recorded, then mixed and checked. The customer will give his suggestions and we will do the process again until the customer is satisfied. But the processes do need time.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We use transportable and main recording equipment M audio types. Microphones are shure, m audio, blue and oktava brands. We use different mics for each specific instrument for they sound better with. We record loud brass with dynamics for condensers get overpowered.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Dave Valentine, George Benson, Chris Barber, Ziad Rahbani, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, David Holmes, Isaac Hayes..
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Brass and saxophone sections and solos is what we usually get hired for.