My latest for JazzTimes — Pianist @JohnBeasley is the Zelig of the jazz and pop music world, playing with everyone from Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock to Steely Dan, Carly Simon and Rickie Lee Jones, arranging music for American Idol, playing on James Bond movie scores, and serving as musical director for Jazz at the White House and International Jazz Day. But it’s his brilliant writing for the Grammy-winning MONK’estra that has won him his greatest acclaim. And he’s got a few stories… https://jazztimes.com/features/profiles/john-beasley-reflects-on-miles-herbie-and-of-course-monk/
Category Archives: John Patitucci
Despite being one of the world’s most celebrated jazz bassists,
@JohnJPatitucci says that it took him 40 years “to get up the courage” to do his recent one-man show in NYC. He explains why, reflects on his life and music, and discusses the future of the Wayne Shorter Quartet in my new interview with him.
…in the #Jazz Vocal category, for her imaginative new take on Rodgers & Hammerstein, Many A New Day (@Motema), which she arranged as well as sang. Congrats also to her co-creators, the fabulous duo of pianist Kenny Barron and bassist John Patitucci, and to c0-producer Michael Leonhart. Here’s my interview with Karrin about the project from the November 2015 DownBeat.
…with a little help from the dream duo of Kenny Barron, piano, and John Patitucci, bass. Here’s my interview with the delightful Ms. Allyson from the November 2015 DownBeat.
Thanks to the delightful singer/pianist Karrin Allyson and her husband, conductor and radio host Bill McGlaughlin, for welcoming me to their home on the Upper West Side yesterday. We talked about her terrific new album of Rodgers & Hammerstein songs – with the great Kenny Barron on piano and John Patitucci on bass – for an interview to appear in DownBeat soon. Check out this promo video.