Category Archives: John Patitucci

John Patitucci goes it alone in new album (@DownBeat.com)

John Patitucci and his 1859 Gagliano bass. (Photo: Melanie Futorian)

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.

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Congratulations to @KarrinAllyson on her #Grammys Nomination…

karrin-allyson-63191f…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.

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Karrin Allyson Makes Rodgers & Hammerstein Swing…

Karrin Allyson…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.

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Karrin Allyson Swings Rodgers & Hammerstein on New CD

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.

 

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