John Patitucci is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #36 – John Patitucci.
Who is 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 years old 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 him for his groundbreaking work with the six string bass. Patitucci truly is the triple threat: a killer live performer, an amazing studio musician, and a much sought-after teacher. He was the artistic director of the Bass Collective, was involved with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, he started the Online Jazz Bass School, and was more recently appointed artist in residence at Berklee College of Music. In 2015, the documentary Back In Brooklyn came out and covered not only the recording of his solo disc, Brooklyn, but it was a phenomenal look back on his incredible career. John is busier than ever these days. The multi-Grammy winner most recently toured with The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet, which happened around the same time as the 2015 recording of another trio, Children of the Light. We’re honored that John took the time to chat with us. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.