John Patitucci please.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. First off, I think I spelled his name wrong.
    Anyway, I know this guy can play like a mofo, he's awesome. Problem is, I've only seen very few video clips and short audio chunks of him. I saw a video of him playing Bach's "Suite #1 in G Major" (one of my favorite songs to play too), and maybe 3 other songs.
    I'm looking for some recordings with him playing. I don't know anything about his discographey except that he played with Chick Corea on his latest DVDs (someone on this forum told me about that, I still haven't gotten a chance to pick it up though).
    Anything will do. I know he plays both upright and electric. I love both, but prefer electric. Any suggestions?
  2. Phe


    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Chick Corea Electric Band is great stuff, pretty groovy.
    I also enjoyed his "Heart of the Bass" and "Mistura Fina".

    Edit He plays electric on mentioned records.
  3. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    Wayne Shorter's Footprints Live is very much worth listening to for Pattitucci's upright playing.
  4. Heart of the Bass has some of the most beautiful, clear, bell-like tone I have ever heard. Beautiful playing as well. That disc is a must-have. He does a song on upright called "Mulagh" on that disc that is very impressive.
  5. Awesome, thanks for the quick responses (I'm expecting more though:)). Did Chick Corea's Electric Band record CD's too, or was it just the DVD/concerts?
    By the way, could you make sure that you include the name of the artist listed with each CD. Like, is "Heart of the Bass" is Patitucci's name? Or a band name? Just wanna be sure of that kind of thing. Thanks again guys.
  6. Phe


    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Chick Corea Electric Band was a real band. So there is CD or two out.

    You might want to take a look in

    And yeah, "Heart of the Bass" and "Mistura Fina" and so on are in his own name
  7. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    If you're looking for a great album that combines both his electric and DB playing, look into "The Gershwin Collection" by Dave Grusin. Patitucci's playing in a support role is incredible, and the arangements are great ........ :cool:
  8. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    John is one frighteningly talented musician yet one of the most humble, positive and approachable people you'll ever meet.

    Favorite stuff:

    w/ Elektric Band: s/t, Eye of The Beholder, Inside Out

    Solo: Sketchbook, Communion, One More Angel, On The Corner, Imprint
  9. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    You spelled Patitucci right.
    He also plays on Danilo Perez's Till Then and Central Avenue (if I'm not mistaken)
  10. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
  11. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    "Heart of the Bass" has Bach's cello suite #1 in G major, if that's what you're looking for. Something I've been trying to get down on my six string for a while...

    John's Yamaha signature bass is the nicest bass I've ever played. I wish I could afford one.
  12. groove100


    Jan 22, 2005
    red wonder thanks for the link
  13. Hey Mikey,

    Heart of the Bass is under John's name. You definitely need to pick that one up!

    All the playing that John did with Chick is good, IMO. Elektric and Akoustic. The Akoustic Band album is a must have. John and Dave Weckl really lock in. Would you expect anything less?!

    Pick up as much stuff with John as you can. He really is a legend of the bass.
  14. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Elektric Band's "Beneath The Mask" is a good one that hasn't been mentioned.
  15. No problem...also check out that Marcus Miller "Run For Cover"...
  16. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    The other day I dug out and listened to "Silent Will', an album by drummer Andrea Marcelli. It has a great list of players on it , including Allen Holdsworth, Mike Stern, and the late great Bob Berg.....along with John on all the tracks. He plays 4/5/6 & string and acoustic bass with fretless on one track....I really dug his fretless tone! :bassist: There are just so many great albums with him on of the best we have!!!
  17. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Great player, love his note choices and grooves....

    Amazingly, I can't stand his tone, and I have a TRB and love Aguilar stuff!!

    The new CC Elektric record "To the Stars" is pretty cool, although the filler tracks get a bit old and take up valuable space imo!
  18. jsbarber

    jsbarber Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    He plays on Steve Khan's "Got My Mental" with Jack Dejohnette, Don Alias, Bobby Allende, Marc Quinones, Cafe and Patitucci on upright. I think Steve is a fabulous guitarist, but my favorites are his Eyewitness albums with Anthony Jackson and one of Dennis Chambers/Dave Weckyl/Steve Jordan on drums and others. [more specifically the albums are Eyewitness, Casa Loco, Modern Times, Public Access and Crossings]. Steve recorded some sessions earlier this year with Patitucci, DeJohnette and others which should be coming soon...

  19. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Oh MAN I LOVE THOSE STEVE KHAN/EYEWITNESS ALBUMS!! :bassist: :hyper: Pure genius, very loose organic improvising and cool compositions!