Bob Magnuson

multi woodwinds/sax solos

5 Reviews (3 Verified)
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I have been a first call studio player in New York City for well over 30 years. I have maintained an active Online Recording business for 20 years. I have played on tracks for Alicia Keyes, David Byrne, Eddie Murphy, BB King, Chaka Khan, hundreds of TV commercials,box office films. Also Main Gazane smooth,Michael Whalen-Future Shock...

I am an excellent oboe/English horn player as well as a sought after sax player. Additional instruments played are: piccolo,flute,alto flute,bass flute,clarinet,bass clarinet,contra bass clarinet,sopranino sax,soprano sax,alto sax ,tenor sax,baritone sax,wind synth and miscelaneous wood flutes etc

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ed V.
    by Ed V.

    Very highly recommended. A consummate pro and great guy to work with.

  2. Review by keith k.

    Bob is an amazing talent! Great sax track!

  3. Review by Aaron F.

    Bob is a very talented and musical horn player. His tracks are recorded really, really well and the turn around time is amazing. Will be calling again soon!!

  4. Review by Susan Scherman
    by Susan Scherman

    Bob Magnuson performed sax in my orchestra, The Robert Lawrence Orchestra, since 1998, and is the consummate professional and a gentleman. He also performed with The Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, Peter Allen, Buster Poindexter, Leslie Ugams, Phoebe Snow, and many others. He is sheer perfection. He can play anything. One of the best in the business!

  5. Review by Ricc Sheridan
    by Ricc Sheridan

    Great Musician spirit attitude efficiency soul loved your recent work with Michael Whalen blessings strength and Faith Bob

Interview with Bob Magnuson

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

  2. A: I did a project last year for famous Broadway actor/singer Brian Stokes Mitchell playing 10-14 instruments on each track.

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

  4. A: I have been working in this field for 20 years. I consider myself one of the first New York studio players to pursue Online Recording since experimenting with a dial up modem. I always have work at this point.Currently finishing a record with Peter Gabriels bassist Tony Levin for film composer Michael Whalen.

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

  6. A: That I will give you my highest level of excellence no matter what the project is

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

  8. A: I have a never ending constant passion for recording

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

  10. A: What is the purpose of the recording? Is it self funded or part of a production company and their client.

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

  12. A: Trust my experience and professionalism

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

  14. A: I started working in the Radio City Orchestra, then to Broadway, then to the Jingle and recording field in New York City

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

  16. A: World music,jazz,ambient,smooth jazz, new age, film scores,TV commercials

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

  18. A: I try to bring my own personal touch playing the absolutely right part that lifts the song to another level

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

  20. A: Sax solos for Tv commercials and record projects of all kinds. Full woodwind sections and saxophone sections I also have an Online horn section with 2 top New York brass players

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

  22. A: listening to a song with wireless headphones repeatedly to absorb what I am about to record. I don't just start recording

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Knowing how to integrate my playing into the style that I am asked to play on. Understanding how to play woodwinds & saxes with synthesizers ,a particular challenge to really blend correctly and sonically

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Logic X /Mac Book Pro/ Townsend Sphere Microphone

Theme for Good Morning America-alto sax solo

I was the player, oboe/alto sax in this production

Terms Of Service

973 464 5820 text/call,I certainly try to work with all reasonable levels of artists and do a flat fee if project is a Vanity Record etc.

I do commercial work for in house studios, film production

Gear Highlights
  • Townsend Sphere Microphone/Mac book pro/Focusrite
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SoundBetter Deal

When playing multiple instruments I tried to give a reasonable flat fee

  • Big WorldNov 18, 2022

    It has been my pleasure to help so many artists record so much of their music during Covid and now beyond. I have met so many wonderful like minded people that have enhanced my life and they have allowed me to be part of their creative process.

    Here is a collaboration with young cellist Morgan Byers

  • Soundcloud examplesDec 14, 2021

    multi woodwind and saxophone demos reels

  • Townsendlabs Sphere Microphone promo recording-Alto SaxApr 09, 2021

    beautiful alto sax recorded with the Townsend Sphere Microphone

  • Fire Brigade-Tony Levin,Michael Whalen, Simon Philips,Bob MagnusonDec 01, 2020

    Just completed a new Cd with these amazing musicians. Tony Levin was available because Peter Gabrielle is not touring now and Simon was wide open as well. Michael wrote some great music and hopes to release this project jan 2021