Alex Brofsky (AB+)

French Horn / Keys / Produce

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I'm a French Hornist / Keyboardist / Producer who has performed and recorded with, among others - Stalley / Nipsey Hussle / Chris Brown / King Los / Princess Nokia / DA Doman / Miles Davis / Sonny Rollins. A song I produced with Hooshere called Kale Lao was featured in a Law and Order Criminal Intent episode

I will create unique French Horn based Hip Hop / R&B / Jazz arrangements for your track. I also have an original Rhodes 73 that I use, which can be heard on the Stalley / Nipsey Hussle song "What it Be Like". If needed I can bring other musicians into a project. Because I work from home and everything is on the computer - I can do all my work via the Internet.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


AllMusic verified credits for Alex Brofsky
  • Chris Brown
  • Chris Brown
  • Stalley
  • Stalley
  • Stalley
  • Miles Davis
  • Mecca Bodega
  • Jim Hall
  • Miles Davis
  • Miles Davis
  • Quincy Jones
  • Jim Hall
  • Lincoln
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Quincy Jones
  • Miles Davis
  • Quincy Jones
  • Miles Davis
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Franco Ambrosetti
  • Franco Ambrosetti

Interview with Alex Brofsky (AB+)

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My work on the Stalley / Nipsey Hussle song "What It Be Like." Nipsey Hussle was a genius and I was so proud to hear him rhyming over my chords and my horn parts

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

  4. A: Solo songs

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. Because of the world of possibilities which just keep expanding

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

  8. A: If you listen to my work and you like it - I can guarantee you will appreciate what I do for you

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

  10. A: the process and the final result

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: How long will it take? As long as it takes - but I work very quickly without sacrificing artistic integrity

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: that the French horn can't be used in a hip hop / jazz setting

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Have you listened to what I do? Its all about knowing the styles I work in

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

  18. A: Listen to what I have done first. If you like it then consider what I could create for you.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: French horn, computer, speakers, keyboard, interface

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I've been playing music since I was 5 - so 55 years!!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: French Horn acid jazz

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: I've worked with so many different artists - I love working with artists who are strong in what they open but at the same time open to new ideas

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Trust your gut

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

  30. A: Acid Jazz

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: French Horn

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

  34. A: Originality, power, uniqueness of sound, the raw power and beauty of the French horn in an ultra modern, funky, chill context

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

  36. A: I listen and start playing with a track until I find a resonance with that track

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: MOTU 828 Mk3 using Digital Performer and Reason with many Waves plug ins and a Baby Blue mic. Music I have recorded has been used in many major label releases

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Miles Davis, Erykah Badu, Earth Wind and Fire, Gustav Mahler, Beethoven, Penderecki, Ligheti, Stravinsky

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

  42. A: Acid Jazz French Horn arrangements and improvising, as well as some Rhodes 73 chords


Gear Highlights
  • DP 10
  • Reason Suite
  • Waves and many VI
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