Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bassist John Patitucci Interviewed at AAJ

As sayings go, "One man's trash is another man's treasure" is pretty straightforward, especially for those enamored with garage sales. For lovers of jazz music, it may hold a bit more significance, for it played a fateful role in the life of one of today's superlative artists in the genre.

John Patitucci is one of the finest bass players in jazz. A mainstay of the Wayne Shorter quartet for years, he's also blessed the world of music by augmenting the art of folks like Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Natalie Cole, Queen Latifah, Sting, Carly Simon, Joshua Redman, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Mulgrew Miller, and many more.

Veteran AAJ Contributor R.J. DeLuke spoke with Patitucci about his latest trio release, Remembrance (Concord, 2009), his near-decade long relationship with Shorter, and much, much more.

Check out John Patitucci: Celebrating Jazz Heroes at AAJ today!

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