Jacob Raab

Flugelhorn(+tpt) Remote Tracks

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I just blow. Flugelhorn and trumpet available for remote tracking in any genre, with a focus on warm tone production suitable for melodic sequences in lofi/chill settings. Over 20 years of performance experience spanning four continents and a plethora of settings, from professional orchestras to jazz clubs to the streets of Peru.

Lifetime brass musician (>20 years) specializing in flugelhorn and muted trumpet tracks; looking to establish myself as a go-to session hornblower for producers around the world in any style. Currently most interested in collaborating with lofi/chill producers, nothing too elitist in nature but still engaging to the listener and performer alike.

Started playing brass when I was 9. Now I’m in my thirties, and still blowing. I’ve played on four continents and in every setting from the streets of Cusco to the Superbowl village. I can bring to any project performance experience in over a dozen genres, a sharp ear, and focus on tone production.

My primary project at the moment, Alpenblow, is a live looping experience bringing the tonal palette of my brass horns together with a library of samples and synthesizers; I still have yet to record and produce a proper demo of it, though...

Gear List (remote tracking)
Trumpet 1: Yamaha YTR-8335RG (Harrelson modified)
Trumpet 2: Olds Ambassador
Flugelhorn: Yamaha YFH-731 (Harrelson modified)
Mutes (tpt): Harmon / Straight / Silent Brass
Microphone: Cascade Fathead and/or Shure SM57+EQ
Interface: PreSonus Studio 2|4
DAW: Ableton Live
Reverb: iZotope Neoverb (software) and/or Keeley Canyons (hardware)

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

GenresSounds Like
  • Paolo Fresu
  • Freddie Hubbard
  • Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha YFH-731 flugelhorn + Harrelson mod kit + Flip Oakes Wild Thing X mouthpiece
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SoundBetter Deal

Just ask! I'm open to negotiation, especially for recurring work.