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  • John Patitucci, Renaud Garcia-Fons Featured on Paul Simon’s “In The Blue Light”

    John Patitucci, Renaud Garcia-Fons Featured on Paul Simon’s “In The Blue Light”

    Paul Simon is currently on his farewell concert tour, which may be part of the reasoning for his new semi-retrospective album, In The Blue Light. The 10-song album features fresh perspectives on some of his lesser-known songs from his catalog with tracks taken from seven records. “This album consists of songs that I thought were... »

  • Bass Bash Returns for 15th Anniversary Shows

    Bass Bash Returns for 15th Anniversary Shows

    The Bass Bash is returning to Anaheim, California for its 15th anniversary, and this time they’re pulling out all the stops. The two-night event, which coincides with the Winter NAMM Show, features some of the most talented bassists in the world performing on one stage. The lineup for Thursday, January 25th will include Mohini Dey,... »

  • Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah

    Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah

    It’s time for one of our favorite holiday traditions again. Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department have once again sent us a video for the season, and it’s another great one. This year’s track is a mashup entitled “Deck the Hanukkah” that features Bailey, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and Aaron... »

  • 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... »