Max Abrams

Horn Section | Arranging | Sax

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30 Reviews (27 Verified)
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Along with my friend and section partner, trumpeter Julio Diaz, we've played on and arranged horn sessions for hundreds of artists. We've played countless live shows together and sound like a real section (not just whoever was available that day). Our credits cover the best of pop, latin, country, americana, blues, and christian recording artists.

We've played and recorded with:
The Mavericks, Desmond Child, Ricky Martin, Little Big Town, The Afro Cuban All-Stars, Frankie Valli, Julio Iglesias, Sir Cliff Richards, Brendan Benson, Marc Anthony, Dara Maclean, Big and Rich, Kid Rock, Luke Byran, Lionel Richie, Ben Rector, Celia Cruz, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Jeff Cohen, Colbie Caillat, Dave Barnes, James Slater, Randy Houser, Jake Owen, and Yo-Yo Ma. We have appeared on the Grammy Awards, The Voice, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, PBS Great Performances, and the CMA, CMT, ACM, and AMA awards.

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Max Abrams
  • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
  • Cody Johnson
  • The Mavericks
  • The Mavericks
  • The Mavericks
  • The Mavericks
  • The Mavericks
  • Frank Bey
  • The Mavericks
  • The Mavericks
  • Big & Rich
  • Whitney Rose
  • ELEL
  • Cliff Richard
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood
  • The Mavericks
  • The Mavericks
  • Anna Wilson
  • Anna Wilson
  • Cliff Richard
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Brendan Benson
  • Brendan Benson
  • Rachael Lampa
  • Ben Rector
  • Dara MacLean
  • All-Star United
  • Dave Barnes
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Shane Lamb
  • Big & Rich
  • Erin McCarley
  • Tommy & the Whale
  • Tommy & the Whale
  • Tommy & the Whale
  • Big & Rich
  • Jon Nicholson
  • Jon Nicholson
  • Big & Rich
  • Nell Bryden
  • Nell Bryden
  • Disney
  • Eamonn McCrystal
  • Eamonn McCrystal
  • Eamonn McCrystal
  • Melissa Bauer
  • Kristin Porter
  • Kristin Porter
  • Warner E. Hodges
  • Megan Keely
  • Megan Keely
  • Megan Keely
  • Chris August

30 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Eric H.
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    Max and his mates overdelivered with superb New Orleans horn parts to give my track the authentic Cajun flavoring it needed. I dropped a few names of musical influences, he intuited precisely what I needed and executed flawlessly and tastefully with clear respect for the other parts and the overall vision.

  2. Review by Preston W.
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    Max you guys are awesome!!!

  3. Review by Alex B.
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    I have just worked with Max for the second time. He's very reactive, enthuastic and attentive to the pitch he receives. A real pleasure to work with him.

  4. Review by Bob A.
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    I've worked with Max three or four times over the past few years. He's a talented horn player who has brought some interesting new colors to my tracks. Would definitely work with him again.

  5. Review by Jesse S.
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    An absolute pleasure! Quality engineering, musicality, and communication. Delivered above expectations!

  6. Review by Joshua M.
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    Max delivered exactly what I needed — a wonderful horn arrangement to fill out my song, adding some texture, depth and melody. He delivered when promised, and I couldn't be happier with the result. Look forward to working again together in the future

  7. Review by Bob A.
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    Max did a great job of finding the right places in my demo track to add some horns to fatten the sound. He also added a little spice with a cool solo. Super quick turnaround too. Highly recommended.

  8. Review by Theis W.
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    Max and his team did an absolutely amazing job for us. Caught the vibe instantly, quick and easy proces all the way through.

    Just awesome.

  9. Review by Luke E.
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    Max and his team are awesome to work with and they recorded and delivered great sounding tracks that really took our song to the next level. Max was also very nice on the phone and took a lot of time to work with us to get the project right.

  10. Review by EchoFarm
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    I’m so grateful to have met Max! He is a consummate professional. He transformed one of my tracks with AAMOS incredibly arranged and performed horn track. The tracks sounded great and the project was delivered well before his expected deadline. Can’t wait to work with him again!

  11. Review by K P.
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    Max and company bring soul and joy to every song. They always find a way to fit right in to the vibe and pocket. They go the extra mile to make the client happy and communicate with such professionalism.
    Yep, Max is awesome!

  12. Review by Randy H.
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    Max is my go-to for horns. You simply will not find anyone better to lay down stellar horns. A total pro!

  13. Review by Randy H.
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    Wow Max and Julio are real pros. I gave them a basic outline for a song and they came up with a great part that was exactly what the song called for. Each horn was recorded perfectly too so they were so easy to mix. Max was a great communicator too. Highly recommend.

  14. Review by K P.
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    FANTASTIC! Max is a genuine person first and foremost. He was helpful and encouraging and did a knock out job on the horns! Max went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the end results. I will be using him again.

  15. Review by Angus G.
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    Max' playing is exceptional. Blown away with the parts he sent through. Very tasteful. Highly recommend.

  16. Review by Matthew T.
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    Max killed it on my song. Great sounds, great playing, great ear. And he turned everything around super fast within my timeline and in my budget. Total pro.

  17. Review by Alex B.
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    Max is a very professional experienced musician. I work with him on a kind of electronic nudisco track on which I wanted him to add horn sections. He has been very attentive to the influences I gave him. He besides propose some new idea I really liked. He works fast and clean.
    I definitely recommed him.

  18. Review by Philip B.
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    Great to work with....helpful and knowledgeable. You won't be disappointed!
    PB

  19. Review by Angus G.
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    Exceptional. Max and Julio were fantastic to work with. Highly recommend.

  20. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Max is a great player, arranger and recorded all of the horns well. You can't ask for more! He is also a good communicator, well spoken and professional. Great experience. I don't use horns often, but when I do, I'll go back to Max!

  21. Review by tim d.
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    Max is great to work with. Fast response. He really put his heart into it. Best part of the song! Thanks!

  22. Review by Mark L.
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    Max wrote the charts, played sax, and brought in his trumpet accomplice for a song of mine musically situated halfway between Memphis and New Orleans. The result was out-of-this-world good. Was even able to make sense of the barbaric lingo of my arrangement notes. Bomp-bomp-bompbomp is maybe not in the Oxford glossary.

  23. Review by Bob A.
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    This was my second time working with Max. Wonderful experience both times. Fresh ideas, great musical instincts, great communication. Highly recommended.

  24. Review by Bob A.
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    This was my first time working with Max and I was really happy with his contributions. He surprised me with some great musical ideas that I didn't originally consider. Great communication. Willingness to hear feedback and adjust as necessary. Highly recommended. Would definitely work with him again.

  25. Review by Mike C.
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    Great arrangement, excellent performance, and a really reasonable price! Real professional! Couldn't ask for more. Thanks Max! Great Job!

  26. Review by tim d.
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    Max is great to work with!!! Very talented, quick to respond, and listens to what is communicated. Hope to work with him again!

  27. Review by Matthias
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    Great job, fair price, fast to deliver. Can’t ask for more!

  28. Review by K P.
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    Max and I have done 3 Songs together now. I can not say enough about the talent and professionalism that Max and Julio have displayed again and again. I will be using them on my whole project for sure. They work smart and hard and they are invested in your track. Feels like there should be a sixth star somewhere here.

  29. Review by K P.
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    Professional. Genuine. Creative. Easy to work with and enjoys the collaboration. Max is encouraging and is as excited as you are to bring your work up to the next level with fantastic, tasteful and energetic horns. Max is willing to work with you until you are thrilled with what he is delivering. He takes pride in what he does.I consider Max and Julio a part of the team in all my recording projects.I could not recommend him higher.

  30. Review by tim d.
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    Just finished 2 songs and I really could not have asked for anything better! Max is a great player and I am truly honored he played on my songs! Would recommend him to anyone looking for sax or horns.

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