Gruv Gear has expanded its line of signature straps by introducing a new model with John Patitucci. Designed with music industry and bass health specialist Dr. Randall Kertz, the strap combines classic and modern features.
Drummer Dave Pope has released his debut album, “You and the Night and the Music.” The trio record includes John Patitucci on bass and Pope's brother (and bassist/preamp designer) Mike on piano!
This is a tradition we love! This year, it almost didn’t happen, but Steve Bailey came through with a video for us to share, with Ron Carter, Justin Chancellor, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Janek Gwizdala, and Freddie Washington.
Nick Wells is following up his documentary “Beneath the Bassline” with a new film focusing on jazz. “Walking the Changes: Legends of Double Bass in Jazz” explores the evolution of the double bass in jazz including its beginnings and pivotal moments.
John Patitucci will be honored at this year’s London Bass Guitar Show with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player Magazine. The annual award has previously been given to artists ranging from Bootsy Collins to Carol Kaye.
Here’s a killer performance of “Tumba” by Chick Corea with Vinnie Colaiuta and John Patitucci from the Blue Note in Tokyo in 1992. The trio plays over several Latin grooves, even kicking into swing for a while.
John Patitucci has returned with a new album called “Soul of the Bass,” which is described as his “most intimate and revealing solo album.” The recording, which marks his 16th solo effort, centers around improvisations on his double bass.
Here’s a fantastic clip of John Patitucci and his Electric Guitar Quartet (featuring Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas on guitars, and Nate Smith on drums.) The quartet performs “Four in One” live.
Guitarist Oz Noy’s new album, “Booga Looga Loo,” is now available. Noy’s impressive guitar work is supported by an unbelievable cast of musicians, including Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci.
Oz Noy has a new album coming out called “Booga Looga Loo” on March 15th. Check out this clip of “Chocolate Souffle” with John Patitucci holding down a solid shuffle with drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Patitucci also throws down on an epic solo at the 3:48 mark.
For years, Steve Bailey has sent a holiday video for us to share with you. In celebration of the holidays, here’s the latest - featuring Steve, John Patitucci, Joe Dart, Whit Browne, Victor Wooten, and Mike Pope - with a note from Steve.
Master jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter has blended his music with the visual arts on Emanon. The triple album, which is only available in physical releases, is accompanied by an 84-page graphic novel penned by Shorter with Monica Sly and illustrated by Randy DuBurke. Shorter borrowed the title Emanon, which is “no name” spelled backwards. “When Dizzy Gillespie had a piece...