Morten Jay

Session Bassplayer

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Professional, personalized bass tracks - Recorded remotely, just for you.

Touring / recording artist for more than 30 years - I offer tailormade bass-tracks for your music.
Reach out and tell me about you and your project - I´d love to hear from you :)
Go to my website for much more - www.mortenjay.com

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Interview with Morten Jay

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

  2. A: I was hired to do a gig with US artist Joan Osborne and this day was rehearsal day. Joan was in the making of an album with songs by Bob Dylan and of course we had to play some of those tunes. Rehearsal started and we gave our take to the songs - jamming a bit and it, quite quickly, became clear that we were on to something good here ! Joan thought it sounded so good, that she wanted us to record some songs and we started calling recording studios in the area to see if we could come in to do a quick recording session, but no luck ! We decided to do a multitrack recording, on stage, through the mixing desk onto a harddrive and what happened ? …………………… Besides an EP with 4 live songs (Joan Osborne : Live Dylan EP) the track : “Tangled Up In Blue” became the first track on her 2017 album release : “Songs Of Bob Dylan” - talk about timing :)

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

  4. A: Mixing an album for danish singer/songwriter, Frederikke Vedel and doing bass-tracks for UK artist Judith N.Benoit

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: A bit of both actually - I mix in "the box" with plugins but record my bass through an analog pre-amp that was custom build for my needs and sound.(Skrydstrup / DK)

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

  8. A: I´ll go that extra mile to ensure you're happy with the result

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

  10. A: The versatility in music and helping people and their music

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

  12. A: Question : "What do you hear in my music, do you get a vibe?" My answer : "Yes I do" ! I always get a vibe and an instant idea when hearing music - (whether it´s good or bad is a different thing...haha)

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

  14. A: That bass-players are failed guitarists :)

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

  16. A: 1.I really dig clients storys - where they're from, musically and in their life - For me, getting to know a little bit about a person, translates into a very important relation that I use in the studio crafting out bass-lines. 2. What's the timeline of the project

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

  18. A: Reach out and let's talk/chat - I´d love to hear your story

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

  20. A: Haha, that's a good question :) I would say : My beloved Sandberg custom-made bass, iMac, UAD interface, microphone and my Hästens bed

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

  22. A: I started out playing bass when I was 15, so that makes it 32 years now :)

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Groovy without being immature

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

  26. A: John Mayer because its really well written music, and the best musicians.

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

  28. A: Stay curious

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

  30. A: Usually pop, pop/rock and singer/songwriter.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My sense of groove, time and tone

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

  34. A: Coherence, groove, time and discipline

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

  36. A: Once I get a guide track, I usually spend a day listening to it before I dive in and start to record. Unless I get a clear "make it sound like this" mail, I like to make it my own by getting to know the music.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Great sounding setup : iMac, UAD interface, UAD plugs and my beloved Skrydstrup R&D BS-2 Preamp.

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

  40. A: I dig everything from Sinatra to Coldplay. Through my career, I've always said yes to any genre I could get my hands on.

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

  42. A: Usually I do "track-by-track" work, but also entire albums occasionally.

Terms Of Service

My price depends on the track; how much work and time I need to put into it. Turnaround time, when we´ve settled on a recording date, is within 24 hours. I offer a free sample and 3 revisions.

Gear Highlights
  • UAD
  • Fender
  • Sandberg
  • Skrydstrup R&D
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