Daniel Freire


8 Reviews (4 Verified)
Daniel Freire on SoundBetter

Brazilian saxophonist. Specialist in BARITONE SAXOPHONE recordings. He participated in shows and recordings with artists such as: Bob Mintzer, Ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Hamilton de Holanda, Rosa Passos, Roberto Menescal, Silva, among others.

Baritone Saxophone recordins.
Specialization in recording. I can do it at my home studio or in a partner recording studio if you want to.
Baritone sax solo (jazz, brazilian music, pop, hihp-hop, funk). Ex. in audio demo.
Horn section (trumpet, sax and trombone)
Saxophone Quartet recording.
Big band recording.

Contact me for more details. I excited to hear your song and for us to work together.

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8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Sam H.
    by Sam H.

    Great player! Great experience.

  2. Review by Jeremy M.

    Quick turn around time and great tracks - thanks a lot!

  3. Review by Benjamin J.

    Daniel is a terrific sax player and is a skillful composer and arranger too. For my song, he created a sax ensemble (baritone, tenor and alto) which sounds absolutely beautiful. Daniel is very easy to work with. He communicates well, delivers his work on time, and I highly recommend him.

  4. Review by Dino M.

    Daniel is a great instrumentalist. He worked very fast and understood the task very well. I will be happy to recommend his work for other producers.

  5. Review by Joabe Reis
    by Joabe Reis

    Daniel is a great saxophonist! I was privileged to have made many recordings with him. Very fast delivery of all jobs!

  6. Review by Roger Rocha

    excellent professional, great saxophonist, and a beautiful fat baritone saxophone sound

  7. Review by Bruno Santos

    Daniel has a great sound of the bari sax. We worked together in some jobs and he is an excellent musician. Highly recommended.

  8. Review by Rafael Rocha

    Daniel is an excellent musician. I worked with him on many projects. High level musician.

Interview with Daniel Freire

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I use a MacBook Pro, Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Interface, MXL 990 Microphone and AKG K240 headset.

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

  4. A: Brasilidade Geral and Bob Mintzer, search on Youtube. I had the opportunity to record a live DVD with one of the biggest saxophone names in the world. My baritone sax sound in the group gave the group its unique sound. Listen for yourself!

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

  6. A: Recordings of musical productions in Brazil. Put my works on my Instagram (www.instagram.com/danielfreiremusic)

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Joabe Reis, Bruno Santos, Rafael Rocha, Hugo Maciel, Roger Rocha, Renato Rocha

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: For always analog saxophone. The real baritone saxophone sound is made analogically, always!

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

  12. A: The best baritone sax sound!

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

  14. A: Make music working from home

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

  16. A: Do you already know what you want to do? Do you have arrangement and scores? If so, let's go!

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

  18. A: Hire musicians who have experience and especially quality sound

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

  20. A: I've been playing baritone saxophone for over 15 years. I play in different groups that give me a wide range of possibilities. Instrumental groups (www.brasilidadegeral.com), symphonic groups, military music band for example.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: My style has to do with my baritone saxophone sound. A style of its own, with a sound similar to that of Gerry Mulligan, the explosion of Nick Brignola and the precision of Doc Kupka mixed with years of Brazilian music. A sound with the characteristics of saxophonists that I hear a lot.

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

  24. A: I've worked with big names in music like Bob Minter, Ivan Lins and Hamilton de Holanda. Today I want to work with musicians that I admire that I haven't yet had the opportunity to work as Bruno Mars in Pop music, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in jazz, Kirk Whalum in gospel music...

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

  26. A: In a musical production, we need to understand the importance of each instrument in each moment of the music to know where each voice has priority over the other. Knowing this, we can give the best of each instrument throughout the music.

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

  28. A: As I am Brazilian, I live Brazilian music and its countless rhythms such as samba, maracatu, baião, frevo, xaxado, forró, maxixe ... But I do a lot of international works in pop, jazz, soul, gospel ...

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Great baritone sound! I am a master of saxophone. I fully master the saxophone. All the techniques advance as multiphonics, slap, staccatos. I do what the customer needs!

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

  32. A: When there is a ready arrangement, I always try to deliver what the client needs, I try to surprise with the sound quality of the saxophone and the recording. If it is in the interest of the client, I send the sound of the saxophone pre-edited with the sound that the client wants. If there is no pre-determined musical direction, I can give an opinion on some ways to add the baritone sax in the music to leave the original music

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

  34. A: When the project is already established, with ready arrangement, score and reference audio, then the work is carried out normally from one day to the next or on the same day that we close the contract. But when I get the contact where the client doesn't know what he really wants, I talk to establish the best way to add my baritone saxophone sound to his project.

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

  36. A: Some musicians who inspire my sound on the baritone saxophone: Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, Nick Brignola, Ronnie Cuber, Gary Smulyan, Joe Temperley and Stephen Kupka. I'll list some musicians I've worked with: Ivan Lins (BRA), Rosa Passos (BRA), Roberto Menescal (BRA), Bob Mintzer (EUA), Hamilton de Holanda (BRA), Idriss Boudrioua (FRA), Felipe Lamoglia (CUB), Pete Best (UK), Jazz Combo Box (FRA), Chico Pinheiro (BRA), Daniel D'Ancântara (BRA), Marcelo Martins (BRA), Ademir Júnior (BRA), Spok (BRA), Duda (BRA), Elba Ramalho (BRA), Bruno Mangueira (BRA), Gilson Peranzzetta (BRA), Lupa Santiago (BRA), Ney Conceição (BRA).

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

  38. A: Listen carefully to my playlist to identify my baritone saxophone sound. It's a big and fat sound. Most of the works I record at home and in studios are for big bands and diverse instrumental formations. As I am Brazilian, I record many works related to different Brazilian rhythms such as samba, maracatu, baião, bossa nova ... But the pop and jazz works are very present.


Terms Of Service

Additional costs if the client wants me to record in a partner studio.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gerry Mulligan
  • Tower Of Power
  • Ronnie Cuber
Gear Highlights
  • Saxophone Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series | Oldbox Ribbon Microphone | MXL 990 Microphone | Focusrite Interface (Scarlett 6i6) | Logic Pro X | MacBook Pro
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SoundBetter Deal

I'm sending two audios to choose from, with the capture of two different microphones (Oldbox Ribbon and MXL 990). Two sounds for the price of one... AND...If you hire me 3 times, your 4th time will be for 1 dollar.