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John Patitucci


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One of the top bassists of the 1990s (on both acoustic and electric), Patitucci’s speed, very clear tone, and versatility are quite impressive. He started playing bass when he was 11, grew up in Northern California, and in 1978 moved south near Los Angeles. He played with Gap Mangione (1979) while going to college, and during 1982-1985 worked in Los Angeles with Tom Scott, Robben Ford, Stan Getz, Larry Carlton, Dave Grusin, Ernie Watts, Freddie Hubbard, and others, in addition to becoming a studio musician. In 1985, he gained a high profile when he joined Chick Corea as a regular member of both the Electric and Akoustic bands. Patitucci toured and recorded extensively with Corea and made a series of his own diverse sessions for GRP and Stretch. John Patitucci left the Electric Band in the early ’90s but continued working with Corea on an occasional basis.


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  • luwer

    I would recommend Ben Monder's newest release Hydra to everyone here. Patitucci is present on the record and it radiates sheer brilliance of musicianship and composition.

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • DeValanten

    John Patitucci is not John Petrucci... way beyond.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • spacemanBOSE

    What's his best album? Mistura Fina?

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
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  • kaly_

    Happy Birthday !!!

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Steve-Mo

    So glad that I finally got my hands on a copy of Heart Of The Bass!

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Grizeus

    с душой))

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • redgo

    still inspiring me, since 1993

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • robotbot

    one more angel is such an amazeing one...

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • JoDrumer

    and Patituchi and Petrucci good mans)))

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • oriondiedalone

    Petrucci sucks... Patitucci is the man! [3]

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • spitfire-nix

    They are both cool

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Szachiel

    Petrucci sucks... Patitucci is the man! [2]

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • daniel_ayala

    Petrucci sucks... Patitucci is the man!

    5 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Cold_Dish

    Him and John Petrucci should make a band :)

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • afz902k

    Same here, it was indeed an interesting concert, during which I would constantly find myself dozed off.

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • mustainefangirl

    I saw him play yesterday with the Wayne Shorter Quartet! It was amazing :)

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • carvin_cat

    Nice album! ))

    1 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Orange-1

    Just Fantastic!!:-)

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • mariochamorro

    This guy made me think of Pistachios . :P I got to see John Patitucci live at Birdland in NYC . What a great show, and what a great guy . I'm not ashamed to say I got his autograph . He's not above that , even after all these years . Long may he play !

    6 Aug 2009 Reply
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