Eivind Opsvik

Upright Bass

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I've been playing upright bass professionally for over 30 years, in countless NYC bands in a variety of styles; jazz, experimental, electronic, indie...

I'd be happy to play upright or electric bass on your music, I will provide an earthy and grounded sound and approach to the bass. I'm classically trained so I can also play arco parts.
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As far as mixing or producing I've been specializing in acoustic and electro-acoustic music and I've been working with many of the best on the NYC creative music scene over the past decade.
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Eivind Opsvik, born and bred in Norway but resident in New York City for over two decades, has developed an utterly individual musical sound-print, one that blends the song-minded composition and creative studio craft of art rock with the virtuosic edge and spontaneity of progressive jazz. The New York Times has said: “Eivind Opsvik has an unusual gift for writing small, poignant pieces of music. This is no small thing: He has the distinction, in a time when jazz compositions are increasingly opaque, of writing catchy tunes.”

As bassist-composer, as well as producer and mixing engineer, Opsvik has made five albums with his alt-jazz band Overseas. All About Jazz praised his achievement with these albums as that of a “masterful tunesmith” with a vision for producing music “unlike anything else.” Time Out New York singled out Overseas IV as one of the “freshest” albums of the year, while DownBeat extolled the record for creating its “own musical universe"

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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Eivind Opsvik
  • Sadigursky*, Sacks*, Opsvik*, Peretz*
  • Nicolas Masson (2) > Russ Johnson > Eivind Opsvik > Mark Ferber
  • Jacob Sacks, Eivind Opsvik, Mat Maneri, Paul Motian
  • Casimir Liberski + Tyshawn Sorey + Eivind Opsvik
  • Stephen Gauci, Matt Mitchell (6), Eivind Opsvik, Billy Mintz
  • Peter Opsvik
  • Will Vinson
  • Rocket Engine
  • Kris Davis
  • David Binney
  • Nicolas Masson (2)
  • Rocket Engine
  • Jonathon Haffner
  • Jon Irabagon With Mike Pride
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • Jesse Stacken
  • Mike Baggetta Quartet
  • Max Johnson Quartet
  • Mary Halvorson
  • Vinnie Sperrazza
  • Max Johnson Trio With Kirk Knuffke & Ziv Ravitz
  • Big Eyed Rabbit - Ross Martin, Max Johnson (6), Jeff Davis (11)
  • Pete Robbins
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • Jesse Stacken
  • Russ Johnson With Jason Stein (2) / Anton Hatwich / Tim Daisy
  • Devin Gray, Kris Davis, Chris Speed, Chris Tordini*
  • Nate Wooley Quintet
  • Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic Live Duets With Kyoko Kitamura, Daniel Carter, Nick Jozwiak
  • Kristo Rodzevski
  • Tony Malaby Paloma Recio
  • Peter Lenz (3)
  • Flin Van Hemmen
  • Eliot Cardinaux
  • Sebastien Ammann
  • Max Johnson (6)
  • Jeong Lim Yang
  • Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal
  • Kadawa
  • John Escreet
  • Sunjae Lee
  • Idan Morim
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • Landline (6)
  • Tommy Kessler
  • Ben Bryden
  • The Quintet*
  • Colin Hinton
  • Gae Hwa
  • Yuma Uesaka And Marilyn Crispell
  • David Leon (2)
  • Chet Doxas
  • Shawn Lovato
  • Jon Irabagon
  • Audun Myskja
  • White Willow
  • Quintet (2)
  • Peter Opsvik
  • Kris Davis
  • Tone Collector
  • Kris Davis
  • David Binney
  • Marvin Charles Trio
  • Nicolas Masson (2)
  • Opsvik & Jennings
  • Beneva vs. Clark Nova
  • Hari Honzu
  • Rocket Engine
  • Jackson Moore (2)
  • Jesse Stacken
  • Jostein Gulbrandsen
  • Sam Sadigursky
  • Various
  • Tony Malaby Cello Trio
  • Kris Davis
  • Jon Irabagon's Outright!
  • Mike Baggetta
  • Kevin Brow
  • Garry Dial, Terre Roche
  • Harris Eisenstadt
  • Tony Malaby
  • Jonathon Haffner
  • Jeremy Udden
  • Element (24)
  • Moira Danis
  • Jesse Harris
  • Sunna Gunnlaugs
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • David Binney
  • Jesse Stacken
  • Kevin Brow
  • Nate Wooley Quintet
  • Harris Eisenstadt
  • David Binney
  • John Escreet
  • Jeremy Udden's Plainville
  • David Binney
  • Mike Baggetta
  • Michaël Attias
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • Jesse Stacken
  • Isabelle Olivier
  • Jon Irabagon's Outright!
  • Nate Wooley Sextet
  • David Binney
  • Mike Baggetta Quartet
  • Mike Pride
  • Lana Is
  • Mary Halvorson
  • Vinnie Sperrazza
  • Kenny Wollesen, Jonathon Haffner, Dalius Naujo*
  • Pete Robbins
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • Jesse Stacken
  • Russ Johnson With Jason Stein (2) / Anton Hatwich / Tim Daisy
  • Nate Wooley Quintet
  • Anthony Braxton
  • Tony Malaby Paloma Recio
  • Adam Schneit Band
  • Flin Van Hemmen
  • Maren Selvaag
  • Benjamin Scheuer (2)
  • Harris Eisenstadt
  • Brandon Seabrook
  • Vinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks, Masa Kamaguchi
  • João Lencastre's Communion 3
  • David Binney
  • Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal
  • Sunjae Lee
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet
  • João Lencastre's Communion 3
  • Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1*
  • Jeff Davis (11)
  • Flin Van Hemmen
  • Landline (6)
  • Tommy Kessler
  • Vinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks, Masa Kamaguchi
  • The Quintet*
  • Chris Speed Trio
  • Charlotte Greve, Vinnie Sperrazza, Chris Tordini*
  • Torstein Nipe
  • Vinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks, Masa Kamaguchi
  • Gae Hwa
  • Sunjae Lee, Eunyoung Kim, Dayeon Seok
  • Okkyung Lee
  • Raf Vertessen Quartet
  • Yuma Uesaka And Marilyn Crispell
  • Tony Malaby
  • Alex Levine: Special Adaptations
  • Kevin Sun
  • Juanma Trujillo
  • Vinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks, Masa Kamaguchi
  • Flin Van Hemmen
  • David Leon (2)
  • Tony Malaby
  • Tony Malaby
  • Tony Malaby
  • Tony Malaby
  • David Binney
  • Andrew Boudreau
  • Juanma Trujillo
  • Shawn Lovato
  • Florian Herzog
  • Jon Irabagon
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • White Willow

17 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ross D.
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    A great player! And a great guy to deal with. Really quick turnaround too. I'll definitely be back for more. Highly recommend!

  2. Review by Ben L.
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    Eivind is a great bass player! Second time I use him! He has a great tone, gives me great options and delivers promptly!

  3. Review by Adrian L.
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    Really pleased with the thought and care put in, and Eivind is friendly, professional and easy to work with. Recommend.

  4. Review by WINTERSMITH
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    I always have a solid bottom pocket with wit when Eivind is occupies the bass chair!! 5 stars and more!!

  5. Review by Ben L.
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    Eivind is a stand up stand up bass player, pun intended! Awesome work, really happy. He added super nice details to my track, just the right amount. Great execution and great musicianship!

  6. Review by Josué P.
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    Beautiful bass tone, musical performance, and perfectly recorded. Looking forward to more work with Eivind.

  7. Review by Josh Berkeley
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    Eivind is truly amazing! I would recommend him for any project! He’s also a great guy and super easy to work with.

  8. Review by Didier S.
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    Eivind did a superb job, the upright bass track i got from him is just perfect and it pushed the arrangement where i was dreaming it could go.
    Thanks Eivind, i can't wait to collaborate with you again.

  9. Review by Víctor A.
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    One of the greats! Fast, precise and overall deeply talented!
    -Vincecu 🎼

  10. Review by Victor A.
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    I first knew Eivind on his works. The works seemed so truly artistic but the years had somehow unraveled this filial devotion to his craft - he's the right musician for your project. I can't wait to collaborate with Eivind again.

  11. Review by WINTERSMITH
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    I have had several collaborations with Eivend and keep coming back for more! Top shelf pro. Highly recommend!

  12. Review by Torstein N.
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    Getting bass tracks from Eivind feels a bit like cheating, everything just gets so much better. It's a pleasure to work with a musician of his calibre, can't recommend him highly enough.

  13. Review by Stefan W.
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    Eivind is a world class upright bass performer and producer! He recorded a brilliant piece. I can't recommend him enough!

  14. Review by Torstein N.
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    Eivind has done so much for the song with his skill, expression and sound. Wonderful playing and excellent recording quality. Looking forward to working with him again.

  15. Review by Terry A.
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    Absolutely love working with Eivin! His interpretations are always fresh and imaginative!. Need a solid double bass man. Look no further!

  16. Review by Terry A.
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    Another wonderful performance by a true master at his craft. Thumbs up high always for Eivin! Highly recommend!!

  17. Review by Terry A.
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    Eivind is a wonderful bass player and has added true dimension to this project. Highly recommend!

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Eivind Opsvik - Den Store Roen

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Gear Highlights
  • 1880s French Double Bass by the builder
  • Lamy. Gerold Genssler hybrid and gut Strings. Pro Tools
  • Metric Halo interface
  • API and Locomotive Audio tube preamps. Groove Tubes
  • Royer and AEA microphones
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