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  • Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    I love bass and vocal duets, but this one is special. John Patitucci sat down with his daughter Gracie, who goes by Gra Music, for a gorgeous cover of the Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Patitucci lays down the perfect groove and fills to flesh out the arrangement while allowing Gracie to sing... »

  • Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten,... »

  • Roger Waters Reissue Arrives; Concert Film Due in Theaters in September

    Roger Waters Reissue Arrives; Concert Film Due in Theaters in September

    Although Roger Waters released Amused to Death in 1992, its look at an entertainment-obsessed society still rings true, which helps make the remastered version of the album even more powerful. The record, featuring a slew of bassists (Waters, John Patitucci, Guo Yi, Tim Pierce, John Pierce, Randy Jackson, and Jimmy Johnson) has been given a... »

  • John Patitucci Goes to Brooklyn on Latest Album

    John Patitucci Goes to Brooklyn on Latest Album

    John Patitucci isn’t just a famed jazz double bassist and jazz bass teacher. He’s also an electric bassist, and his latest album, Brooklyn, features him playing electric exclusively. Credited to the John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet, the album also features Brian Blade (drums) and electric guitarists Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas. By the way, a... »

  • John Patitucci a Band Member on Jose James’ Homage to Billie Holiday

    John Patitucci a Band Member on Jose James’ Homage to Billie Holiday

    Jazz bassist John Patitucci, known for his work with Chick Corea, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Wayne Shorter, lent his talents to vocalist José James’ latest, Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday. Released on Blue Note and produced by Blue Note President Don Was (also a bassist), the album also... »

  • John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    Steve Bailey has a great tradition of spreading holiday cheer. He gathers his fellow bassists for a winter summit at Berklee College of Music, where he heads the bass department, and puts together star-studded arrangements of carols. This year the group includes heavyweights John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Bailey playing a reggae/swing/funk version... »

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  • John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

    John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

    We know you love bass like we do, so this one is going to be especially great – at least four times as great. In September, 2013, John Patitucci, Victor Bailey, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center for this “Double Bass Jam”, along with drummer Derico Watson. The... »

  • TSA Not So Bassist Friendly

    TSA Not So Bassist Friendly

    Apparently when traveling, no one is safe from the TSA. Jazz bass superstar Christian McBride took to Facebook to express his outrage after his bow was taken from his case on the way to a gig in Canada. “Now that it’s confirmed, I can tell you that good ol’ TSA confiscated (aka STOLE) my brand... »

  • Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci & Steve Bailey: Emmanuel

    Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci & Steve Bailey: Emmanuel

    Steve Bailey shared this amazing bass and percussion arrangement of “Emmanuel” so we could share it with you this holiday season. This arrangement features Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci and Bailey, along with Patrick Simard on percussion. Here’s the note from this Steve: From Eddie, John, and Steve, to our esteemed colleagues! John Patitucci brought the... »

  • John Patitucci Releases Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass, Episode 1

    John Patitucci Releases Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass, Episode 1

    John Patitucci has teamed up with David Gage String Instruments to release Episode 1 of the bassist’s new Kindle book, Melodic Arpeggios and Triad Combining for Bass. The book, which is made of exercises that Patitucci developed over 10 years, is the first of a six part series designed to take the tedium out of... »