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  • Groove – Episode #36: John Patitucci

    Groove – Episode #36: John Patitucci

    What has not been said about the bass playing of John Patitucci? The Brooklyn native started playing the bass when he was twelve and has not stopped since. He was a member of three Chick Corea groups: the Elektric Band, the Akoustic Band, and the quartet. While he often switches between the acoustic and electric... »

  • John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Live at Jazzfest Bonn

    John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Live at Jazzfest Bonn

    Kevin sent me this video a few days ago, and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it. Here’s John Patitucci and his Electric Guitar Quartet performing at Jazzfest Bonn earlier this year. And it is stellar. Here’s the order of the set included in this video: 00:00 – JLR 11:09 – Interview... »

  • Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and... »

  • Chick Corea Elektric Band: Got a Match?

    Chick Corea Elektric Band: Got a Match?

    Back in the late ’80s, I got a chance to see the Chick Corea Elektric Band live. It was one of those jaw-dropping experiences, to say the least. Here’s a clip of the band shared by drummer Dave Weckl, with Corea, Frank Gambale, Eric Marianthal, and John Patitucci performing “Got a Match?” in Bangkok in... »

  • Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    One of our favorite holiday traditions is getting a holiday video from Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department. This year, Steve, and fellow Berklee bass faculty Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, James Genus and Lincoln Goines put together this terrific arrangement of “Little Drummer Boy”. The bassists dedicate this year’s video to the late Victor... »

  • Anthony Vitti and John Patitucci: Forgotten Groove Yard #9

    Anthony Vitti and John Patitucci: Forgotten Groove Yard #9

    In episode #9 of Anthony Vitti’s Forgotten Groove Yard, he teamed up with John Patitucci for this terrific bass duo. We love it how John gets right into the groove, as soon as the drum track starts. “This time we switch parts and John takes the solo while I play the groove,” Anthony shared. “The... »

  • John Patitucci Joins Chick Corea for Elektric Band Tour

    John Patitucci Joins Chick Corea for Elektric Band Tour

    The classic lineup of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band will be hitting the road once again this fall. Anchored by bass heavyweight John Patitucci, the band will also include guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and drummer Dave Weckl. “The group sort of reformed itself with everyone’s desire to play together,” Corea explains. “I thought it... »

  • Children of the Light: Suite for the Americas

    Children of the Light: Suite for the Americas

    Children of the Light is a group consisting of Danilo Pérez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Here’s the group performing “Suite for the Americas”, which was written by Pérez. »

  • Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    I love bass and vocal duets, but this one is special. John Patitucci sat down with his daughter Gracie, who goes by Gra Music, for a gorgeous cover of the Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Patitucci lays down the perfect groove and fills to flesh out the arrangement while allowing Gracie to sing... »

  • Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten,... »