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Dave Stryker Releases “As We Are” with John Patitucci

Guitarist Dave Stryker has released a new album called As We Are, featuring a jazz quartet accompanied by a string quartet. Stryker went straight to the top to realize his compositions, enlisting pianist Julian Shore, drummer Brian Blade, and bassist John Patitucci for the affair. The gorgeous strings are provided by Sara Caswell, Monica K. Davis, Benni von Gutzeit, and Marika Hughes.
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Jazz Musician of the Day: John Patitucci

All About Jazz is celebrating John Patitucci's birthday today!. Born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, John Patitucci began playing the electric bass at age ten. John began composing and performing at age 12. At age 15, he began to play the acoustic bass and at age 16 began the piano. He quickly moved from playing soul and rock to blues, jazz and classical music. His eclectic tastes caused him to explore all types of music as a player and a composer. John studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University. In 1980, he continued his career in Los Angeles as a studio musician and a jazz artist.
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John Patitucci: Our Family & Growing

John Patitucci has always been one of my favorites. The stuff he does on 6-string bass is just incredible! I remember when I got my first 6 string, I couldn’t help but study JP’s approach to the instrument. Here he is performing two of my favorite tunes from...

Song of the Day: Andy James and John Patitucci, “To Dream As One” feat. Jon Cowherd and Chris Potter

On their new album collaboration, vocalist Andy James and bassist John Patitucci join forces to co-lead a session that recreates the sultry atmosphere of a candlelight nightclub. The record boasts an all-star ensemble, performing a program of newly-arranged jazz standards and pop classics, as well as a couple of originals penned by James and her husband/creative partner Piero Pata. One of these originals is the smoldering and seductive “To Dream As One,” which features guest contributions by Jon Cowherd on organ and Chris Potter on tenor saxophone. You can listen to it via the player below.

New Album: Chick Corea Akoustic Band LIVE, Featuring John Patitucci

John Patitucci News: Chick Corea Akoustic Band LIVE…. On September 24, 2021, the legendary pianist Chick Corea posthumously releases a spirited live album by his beloved Akoustic Band with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl – the first Akoustic Band outing in more than 20 years. The 2-CD set, recorded in January 2018 at SPC Music Hall in St. Petersburg, Florida, serves as a celebratory reminder of Corea’s singular genius.