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John Patitucci

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by metalguy2, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. metalguy2

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    So... Since I just found out that John Patitucci recently won a grammy for his work on the newest Wayne Shorter. And I just searched the forum for a thread like this.. and NOTHING!
    SO!!! I was wondering if there are any other people on these forums that likes John Patitucci's work, either solo or with Chick Corea.
  2. currentbuzz

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    Of course! an amazing talent not only a virtouso as a bassist(EB,DB) but musically as well!

    he is my earliest influence i was so amazed about his bassplayin that caused me to pick up the bass!
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Supporting Member

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    Well - he does play Double Bass on all the Wayne Shorter stuff....:meh:

    He's been mentioned many times in the DB forums...I remember saying that I saw him play in this quartet and was impressed with his amplified DB sound in such a large venue - even bowed!
  4. Baryonyx

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    I like him, but I much prefer to hear him playing Electric to upright, I'm the same with Stanley Clarke, I'd rather hear him on electric too!
  5. SuperDuck

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    I love his playing. The nicest bass I've ever played is his Yamaha signature.

    He's very much a "goofy-face" player, though. :D I got the John Abercrombie/Patitucci DVD and it was pretty amusing to watch John (P.) shimmy around as much as he does.
  6. metalguy2

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    Exactly!! Watching him doing "Giant Steps" was a riot!!!
  7. -Timothy-

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    I'm a big fans of John Patitucci, he 's just amazing! :bassist:
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  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Supporting Member

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    To me, Patitucci defines what it means to be "pro". The cat can do it all...

    Though I hesitate to be the lone dissenting voice on this thread, there's also something about his work that, while extremely accomplished from a technical standpoint, often comes across as a little clinical or sterile-sounding, particularly his solos. Maybe I'm just not hearing what others hear in him...

    MM
  11. WJGreer

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    Big, big fan. I've got all of his bandleader recordings, and they're all great. I could recommend twenty or thirty recordings where he just blazes.

    But...

    For something completely different, consider "One More Angel", which is a very cerebral, introspective recording. He and his wife had just lost a baby (thus the album title), and, in my opinion, the accompanying emotion is very clearly conveyed in the compositions. the first track ("Quasimodo", I think) is a good track, but belies the tone of the rest of the recording, so be prepared to get to track three or four before you really realize what it's about.

    It's a fine piece of work. Mostly upright, for what it's worth.

    Now back to the "Bassists" forum...sorry, that was a bit of a "Recording" hijack. But not entirely off-topic.
  12. ai4281

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    do any of you know what string gauges John Patitucci uses?
  13. WJGreer

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    I don't know. His website still says he uses D'Addario Prisms, which I don't think are made anymore (ProSteels now instead?). His tone on the Elektric Band "To The Stars" CD, which I think is one of his more recent recordings with a lot of electric, sure sounds like nickel to me. Much mellower than what I'm used to hearing from him.
  14. WillBuckingham

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    Hey how is "To the Stars"? I picked it up in the music shop today, and thought about buying it, but decided that I really didn't need to listen to any more crazy fusion at the moment . . .
  15. WJGreer

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    Coming from a real Elektric Band fan...eh. So-so.

    I actually wrote a review of it on Amazon - here's the link. Mine is the fourth one down or so, although a couple other guys have posted similar reviews since mine.
  16. metalguy2

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    Isn't string gauge more about personal preference?
  17. currentbuzz

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    im not sure though but i heard that "To the stars" is an old recording but remastered and re-released is it true?
  18. kevcooke

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    I want to learn to solo like Patitucci, but I really don't know where to start...
  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Supporting Member

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    I can see what you mean as applied to his 6-string electric solos - doesn't really sound like bass to me...:meh:

    But his Double Bass work is great - even his bowed work sounds deep and warm!! :)
  20. pacojastorius

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    man who cares what it sounds like, listen to the music man! i'll transcribe a tin whistle if its a good solo, it shows your ignorance on Patitucci's playing if you are talking about his tone, listen to the notes!!!!!!:hyper:

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