from Brooklyn, NY
December 22, 1959 (age 60)
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 Elektric and Akoustic bands. Patitucci toured and recorded extensively with Corea and made a series of his own diverse sessions for GRP and Stretch (although he is not as strong a composer as he is a bassist). John Patitucci left the Elektric Band in the early '90s but continued working with Corea on an occasional basis. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet - Four in One - Live @ Blue Note Milano
John Patitucci - Electric Bass 2
Bass Guitar Lessons with John Patitucci: Blues On The Bottom Play Along
Jazzfest Bonn 2017: Post Tower, John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet, "Ides of March"
John Patitucci at WBGO's Yamaha Piano Salon Series
Chick Corea Akoustic Band feat. John Patitucci & Dave Weckl - Heineken Jazzaldia 2018
Yamaha John Patitucci TRBJP2
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