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New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz
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New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz

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 To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
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John Patitucci To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Chick Corea Trio with John Patitucci: Tumba
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Chick Corea Trio with John Patitucci: Tumba

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 Releases “Soul of the Bass”
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John Patitucci Releases “Soul of the Bass”

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.

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Four in One
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John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Four in One

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.

Oz Noy’s “Booga Looga Loo” Features Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci
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Oz Noy’s “Booga Looga Loo” Features Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci

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: Chocolate Souffle
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Oz Noy: Chocolate Souffle

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.

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
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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”
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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
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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...