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  • Playboy Jazz Festival: the bassists

    This weekend’s Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl will include two days of great music and great bass players. Highlights include Dave Holland with his big band, Esperanza Spalding and John Patitucci with the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Here’s a more complete lineup: Saturday performances include Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band featuring Wallace Roney, Norman... »

  • Patitucci’s “Music We Are” LP Special Edition Release

    Vinyl is definitely back. Music We Are, by John Patitucci, Jack Dejohnette and Danilo Perez, is now available as a special edition 140 gram LP. The CD version was released on April 7th, 2009. The track list is the same as the CD, minus “Michael”, and is as follows: 1. Tango African 2. Earthy Prayer... »

  • John Patitucci solo release and tour announced

    John Patitucci’s newest solo album, Remembrance, will be released on August 4th. In addition to keeping August 4th in mind, keep these other important dates in mind: Saturday, May 9 Workshop and Concert The Kimmel Center Philadelphia PA, USA Thursday, May 21 and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm Scorched with John Scofield, Peter Erskine and... »

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  • John Patitucci: Music We Are [new release]

    Bassist John Patitucci and pianist Danilo Perez have been playing together for over a decade, after being introduced by drummer Jack DeJohnette. Now, the three of them have recorded their first album together, Music We Are. Patitucci plays both upright and electric basses on the release, and each artist contributed their own unique compositions. “I... »

  • John Patitucci master class announced

    Aguilar Amplification’s master class series continues on January 10, 2009, with John Patitucci. The event is free to the public at Aguilar’s showroom in New York City and will include a tour of the Aguilar factory. Space is limited. RSVP to by January 9th, 2009. Event details: John Patitucci Clinic and Aguilar Factory Tour... »

  • New release round-up (featuring Felix Pastorius, John Patitucci and Rhonda Smith)

    Jeff Coffin’s latest album, Mutopia, features Felix Pastorius (son of the late Jaco Pastorius), along with Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Kofi Burbridge. Guest appearances include Chris Walters, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Doug Belote, Alana Rocklin, Pat Bergeson, R. Scott Bryan, Roy Agree, Rod McGaha, Barry Green and Black Cat Sylvester. Sample tracks: Widgets Other... »