Session bassist with special skills on fretless bass. Working with Ma Rouf.
Session bassist records remotely and locally.
Jukka Haavisto, born March, 1981 in Järvenpää, Finland. Jukka is a master bassist, composer; he studied at University of Stavanger, Institute of Music and Dance and graduated in 2016. He is known for his electric fretless bass technique, his blend of Jazz, Fusion and World Music Fusion improvisation skills and compositions.
Jukka is an endorser of the Aguilar Amplication, Soundtools Oy and he is part of the Maruszczyk Instruments family.
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Interview with Jukka Haavisto
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Bass player plays the sound. Give him/her the possibility to make the best sound that is needed.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Strong bass line. If there is room for little virtuoso harmonics and fills, I''m the player you're looking for.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If there is no sheet music I will make a sheet for me if the music is complex enough. Usually there is no need for that. I will listen the material several times and then I start to play with that. If there is no special orders I will play tow or three different kinds bass lines and ask which is the way producer wants.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small studio room with nice Genelec monitors, UAD Apollo Twin X and mac. As an endorser of Aguilar Amplification I have nice amp, cab and several effects from them.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typically producer sends drum track and some harmony lines for me. I record the bass line on Logic Pro X and will sent it as aiff, Wav or full session depending what wanted.