Danny Flam of NewYorkBrass

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Our horn section is featured on many Indie and Major labels. We are the brass section you hear on "All of the lights" by Kanye west, "Somewhere in america" by Jay Z and Blues Hall-of-fame artist Wily Bo Walker, The Simpsons and others.

We can do the following:
* help plan recording brass
* we are affordable and work within your budget
* achieve the brass sound you imagine
* We dont expect you to know how to arrange or write - sing the brass part in another track or send a midi mockup, or leave it up to us
* You will get the highest quality brass possible
* You can sit in/be part the session via a zoom call - the sound quality is surprisingly good!

our credits on allmusic is only a sliver of thousands of hours of recordings

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Danny Flam
  • Elton John
  • Elton John
  • Elton John
  • Sean Schafianski
  • Counttessa
  • Counttessa
  • San Diego Jewish Men's Choir
  • San Diego Jewish Men's Choir
  • San Diego Jewish Men's Choir
  • John Legend
  • John Legend
  • John Legend
  • Jay-Z
  • Wily Bo Walker
  • The Danny Flam Big Band
  • Wily Bo Walker
  • The Danny Flam Big Band
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Danny Flam
  • Wily Bo Walker
  • Kathy Ingraham
  • Wily Bo Walker
  • Niila
  • Niila
  • Sarah Aroeste
  • Sarah Aroeste
  • Niila
  • Niila
  • Blessing Offor
  • Jody Quine

107 Reviews - 17 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Steve W.
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    NYB did a fantastic job on this song, far exceeding my expectations. I would highly recommend NYB for your brass needs, really a great arrangement and tracks.

  2. Review by Michael S.
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    First, Danny recorded brass for us that we are completely happy with. Love it. Secondly, he was really fun to work with. He took the time to get results that we were both happy with. Thirdly, The quality of the recording is exceptional. Lastly, it was super fast. He definitely knows what he is doing and it will show. Nothing but grateful.

  3. Review by Joe Farwick
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    Amazing work on my song. Vision was clear! More than happy

  4. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    It doesn't get better than the NewYorkBrass
    Danny is incredible musician, player, composer and producer. We collaborated again and I really enjoyed his work!

  5. Review by Ezra V.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Danny. Does steller work and understands what I'm trying to achieve. Thanks again!

  6. Review by Dave B.
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    Danny was easy to work with, and provided high quality horn parts and tracks quickly. I kind of knew what I initially wanted, but I don't have a lot of experience working with horns, so Danny was able to identify and provide what I actually NEEDED. This was above and beyond. Fast turnaround, and reasonable pricing. If I need horns again, I'll be back.

  7. Review by Bav
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    If you are in need of an exceptional, high quality brass section for your project, then Danny is the one to bring in. He can take your project to the next level, and can work with many genres of music. A true pro.

  8. Review by Ari G.
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    Danny Flam is the man for brass. from funk to pop and everything in between - he's got you! thank you Danny for another great project!

  9. Review by Ariel E.
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    The horns that Danny played completely floored me. He gave me exactly what I asked for, and additionally added his own creative flare. GENIUS!!!! I literally can't stop listening to what he sent me. Just amazing. Purely amazing.

  10. Review by Judd H.
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    Danny and his guys are pros. You'll get a quality product. They're quick, efficient, and enthusiastic...though sometimes a little less detail oriented than you might like (they're still musicians, after all). That said, they were happy to redo things and work with me until we got what we were looking for. Definitely would recommend them highly.

  11. Review by Nick C.
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    Awesome work quick turn around nothing but professional

  12. Review by Andrew W.
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    love how this came out! easy process and a great result, what more can you ask for?

  13. Review by Camille van Niekerk
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    Danny is awesome to work with! Clear communication, friendly, professional, and great tracks to sing over. Highly recommend!

  14. Review by Andrew B.
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    Danny crushed the track! I sent a rough idea and he was able to come back quickly and have the idea executed much better and added some great touches to other parts of the track. I'll definitely be working with him again and highly recommend to everyone looking for great horns.

  15. Review by Ari G.
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    Danny is a legend. awesome brass every time. thank you!

  16. Review by Theia
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    Very sweet and great to work with <3

  17. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    Amazing experience working with Danny. One of a kind musician, performer, arranger and music producer. Can't wait to collaborate again!

  18. Review by Danny X (DIRTY SOLE)
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    X4 Collaborations with Danny and we’re always just as impressed and happy, each time we work together. A tip of the cap to our fav brass!

  19. Review by William D Lucey
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    Amazing work by Danny. I can't say enough about this brilliant big band arrangement. Nelson Riddle eat your heart out.

  20. Review by Dman
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    Danny is the best in the business at what he does, highly recommend!!

Interview with Danny Flam of NewYorkBrass

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

  2. A: I started with the Israeli Air Force Orchestra then moved on to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. I moved to to New York, started playing around town and I started a recording studio that specializes in horns/brass.Recently, together with other musicians - I have founded ConSoul - a video game music cover band.

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

  4. A: Wily Bo Walker and the Danny Flam big band. This was the first project I produced not as a sideman but as an artist, and Wily Bo Walker is an amazing artist, there is a reason he is a Blues Hall of Famer! Another fun project was the Simpsons season promo we recorded, and Ron Bertolet our sax guy always wanted to play the Lisa solo on the Bari-Sax!

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

  6. A: My Video Game Music Big Band named ConSoul! 13 piece band with 10 horns! You have to check this out! You can also hear a ton of tracks we recorded there too! http://consoul.nyc

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

  8. A: Amber Sweeny is an amazing singer!

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Digital.

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

  12. A: To get them the best possible product within the production budget.

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

  14. A: I sit in the front row seat everyday!

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

  16. A: How much will it cost to record a ____ style song? and my answer is always "I need to hear what you want so I can give you an estimate!

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

  18. A: I would say, the biggest misconception is that one needs to understand how to write for brass to get really good results, or that it is prohibitively expensive to hire great horn guys.

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

  20. A: 1) what is the turnaround time frame? 2) what sound do you expect? 3) What is your budget?

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

  22. A: Never be shy! Ask questions, Say you don't like something, you are the boss and it is your project, you are the one that needs to sound good.

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

  24. A: Trombone, Trumpet.... and a sattelite internet connection....

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Our style is more commercial, less "jazz" - not that we don't play Jazz, but playing commericially is a completely different animal.

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

  28. A: I like working with fun people.

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

  30. A: When overdubbing a single instrument multiple times, use a mid-side recording setup, and stack the decoded stereo track. this will produce amazing lifelike sonic image.

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

  32. A: This is a hard question - it varies so widely that i cannot truthfully answer this...

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: being almost telepathic

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

  36. A: awesome brass, lol...

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

  38. A: Usually a client will send a song, i will listen and give a quote. we will work out what he is looking for sonically, hopefully also sending over examples of the sound he is after. we record and after payment we send the tracks.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a setup for up to 5 horns, each with personal monitoring. we have a choice of ribbons and condensers. The room is very live, designed to get a very bright brass sound.

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

  42. A: I am mostly inspired by my clients, because it's what makes studio work so much fun. You get to hear fresh new music every day, hear inspiting ideas and be part of the future of music!

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

  44. A: Usually clients have a very good grasp of the brass they hear in their head and want someone to help translate that sound into reality.

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turn around time is usually less than a week depending on the current load.
If possible: Please specify your budget and send a rough mix so I can get an idea.
Multiple revisions included.

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