John Patitucci had a fruitful tour of Italy in July of 2021, and now the rest of the world gets to hear the magic that happened along the way. His new album, “Live In Italy,” features him Chris Potter and Brian Blade.
Two decades after their last release, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey have unleashed the third Bass Extremes album. “S’Low Down” features the virtuosos with drummer extraordinaire Gregg Bissonette and a huge supporting cast.
Scott’s Bass Lessons has announced Bass Space 2022, which they say will be the ultimate online bass summit. The three-day event will be held July 15th through the 17th with a huge list of guests.
Ever since they first teased it in 2018, we’ve been dying to hear what the new Bass Extremes album will sound like. Now Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Gregg Bissonette have unveiled more about it. They’ve also unveiled a set of tour dates.
Le Coq Records launched last January with “The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1”. Now the fresh jazz label is showing off its impressive roster again with Volume 2 with John Patitucci, Chris Colangelo, and Ben Williams on bass.
Guitarist Dave Stryker has released his 34th album as a leader and his musical maturity shows. “As We Are” includes a jazz quartet (with John Patitucci) and a string quartet.
This has been a holiday tradition for many years, thanks to our friend Steve Bailey. Check out this year’s video by Steve and the Berklee Bass Department (with Victor Wooten and Bakithi Kumalo) with an impressive performance with some holiday cheer.
John Patitucci has always been one of my favorites. The stuff he does on 6 string bass is just incredible! Here he is performing two of my favorite tunes from his debut album.
This week’s Berklee Bass Department webinar will feature heroes of the fretless bass. Guests will include Tony Franklin, Percy Jones, Gary Willis, Steve DiGiorgio, Alain Caron, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael Manring, and Mark Egan.
The Berklee Bass Department’s weekly webinar will return this Thursday, April 22nd with a special roundtable featuring drum legend Billy Cobham and his bassists.
John Patitucci has worked with the legends. Saying he has a deep well of knowledge on walking bass lines is an understatement. Now he’s sharing that knowledge with a new book simply called “Walking Bass”.
Bassists need to have a tight connection with drummers to build a good groove. That’s why the Berklee Bass Department is using their weekly webinar to do a deep dive with some of the world’s greatest drummers.