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Berklee Bass Department: Silent Night… In Tunisia
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Berklee Bass Department: Silent Night… In Tunisia

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.

Wayne Shorter Releases “Emanon,” Featuring John Patitucci
New Albums

Wayne Shorter Releases “Emanon,” Featuring John Patitucci

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...

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

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 almost right, or were odd...

Bass Bash Returns for 15th Anniversary Shows
Concerts & Tours

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, Cheikh Ndoye, Reggie Young, Abraham...

Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah
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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 Hanson on some blazing rap...

Groove – Episode #36: John Patitucci
Groove Podcast

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 bass, most of us know...

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Live at Jazzfest Bonn
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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 14:31 – Ides of March

Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon
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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 meet up with bassists Will...

Chick Corea Elektric Band: Got a Match?
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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 March 2017.

Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy
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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 Bailey. They’ve also announced Victor...