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May 24, 2012
JAZZ A fleet-fingered and frequently awe-inspiring bassist who first rose to prominence as part of Chick Corea's Elektric and Akoustic bands in the '80s, John Patitucci could most recently be heard on his knotty 2009 release "Remembrance" as well as holding down the bottom end in Wayne Shorter's touring band. For this performance he leads a trio that includes pianist Jon Cowherd and drummer Adam Cruz, who turned a few heads in his own right with his 2011 debut album "Milestone.
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May 24, 2012
JAZZ A fleet-fingered and frequently awe-inspiring bassist who first rose to prominence as part of Chick Corea's Elektric and Akoustic bands in the '80s, John Patitucci could most recently be heard on his knotty 2009 release "Remembrance" as well as holding down the bottom end in Wayne Shorter's touring band. For this performance he leads a trio that includes pianist Jon Cowherd and drummer Adam Cruz, who turned a few heads in his own right with his 2011 debut album "Milestone.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1989 | ZAN STEWART
Debuting original material from his brand new GRP release "On the Corner," bassist John Patitucci led a quartet at LeCafe in Sherman Oaks Tuesday in a performance that was, if not state-of-the-art small combo contemporary jazz, pretty darned close.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2005 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Things were chilly inside Catalina Bar & Grill Thursday night, despite the warm weather Los Angeles was experiencing. The atmosphere was generated not by meteorological conditions, but by the too-cool music of bassist John Patitucci's trio. Highly praised for his work with the bands of Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter, Patitucci is an extraordinarily versatile player who's adept with electric and acoustic instruments. His sidemen were virtuosic guitarist Adam Rogers and drummer Nasheet Waits.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1995 | ZAN STEWART
The bassist, long enamored with the sounds of Latin America and Africa, delivers a crafty blend of rhythms and melodies that pack plenty of Brazilian panache. The music is mainly by the leader and new, with the delightful "Assim Nao Da" the closest thing to a recognizable standard. Mostly wordless, swaying vocals by such Brazilian singer-songwriters as Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins and Dori Caymmi light up the album.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1992 | PATRICK COLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you consider the bass to be an unlikely instrument for a jazz band leader, John Patitucci could change your mind. For the last seven years, the jazz bassist has had an enviable platform on which to display his talents. As a member of Chick Corea's Elektric and the Grammy-winning Akoustic Band, he proved himself as one of the few bass players who showed equal mastery of the electric and upright acoustic basses.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2005 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Things were chilly inside Catalina Bar & Grill Thursday night, despite the warm weather Los Angeles was experiencing. The atmosphere was generated not by meteorological conditions, but by the too-cool music of bassist John Patitucci's trio. Highly praised for his work with the bands of Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter, Patitucci is an extraordinarily versatile player who's adept with electric and acoustic instruments. His sidemen were virtuosic guitarist Adam Rogers and drummer Nasheet Waits.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1995 | DON HECKMAN
Think John Patitucci and contemporary fusion jazz comes to mind--fingers flying quicker than the eye can see across his six-string bass. And with considerable justification. For the last few years Patitucci has been, via his work with Chick Corea as well as his own groups, one of the major figures in electric contemporary jazz. But for this week, at least, his musical persona is being pleasantly modified.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1989 | ZAN STEWART
Debuting original material from his brand new "On the Corner" GRP release, bassist John Patitucci led a quartet at Le Cafe in Sherman Oaks on Tuesday in a performance that was, if not state-of-the-art small combo contemporary jazz, pretty darned close.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Patitucci has been in the vanguard of the new generation of fleet-fingered jazz bassists since the mid-'80s. In a series of impressive recordings and live performances with Chick Corea's Elektric and Akoustic bands, he established a solid reputation for himself as an articulate, highly virtuosic player.
NEWS
January 17, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are many ways to lead a jazz group. Some ensembles simply serve as backup for a virtuosic frontman. Others are vehicles for a leader's compositional efforts. And still others are attempts to produce fully balanced musical aggregations, in which the leader's primary accomplishment is placing the best musicians in the most felicitous setting for making prime improvisational art.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Patitucci has been in the vanguard of the new generation of fleet-fingered jazz bassists since the mid-'80s. In a series of impressive recordings and live performances with Chick Corea's Elektric and Akoustic bands, he established a solid reputation for himself as an articulate, highly virtuosic player.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1995 | ZAN STEWART
The bassist, long enamored with the sounds of Latin America and Africa, delivers a crafty blend of rhythms and melodies that pack plenty of Brazilian panache. The music is mainly by the leader and new, with the delightful "Assim Nao Da" the closest thing to a recognizable standard. Mostly wordless, swaying vocals by such Brazilian singer-songwriters as Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins and Dori Caymmi light up the album.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1995 | DON HECKMAN
Think John Patitucci and contemporary fusion jazz comes to mind--fingers flying quicker than the eye can see across his six-string bass. And with considerable justification. For the last few years Patitucci has been, via his work with Chick Corea as well as his own groups, one of the major figures in electric contemporary jazz. But for this week, at least, his musical persona is being pleasantly modified.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1992 | LEONARD FEATHER
The Jazz Bakery, where fresh and adventurous ideas seem to abound, was the scene Friday of a performance by pianist John Beasley and bassist John Patitucci. Though they have worked together often in other settings, this was their first appearance as a duo. It became clear immediately that there is a rare empathy between the two. The program ranged from funk (Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island") to Monk ("Off Minor").
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1992 | PATRICK COLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you consider the bass to be an unlikely instrument for a jazz band leader, John Patitucci could change your mind. For the last seven years, the jazz bassist has had an enviable platform on which to display his talents. As a member of Chick Corea's Elektric and the Grammy-winning Akoustic Band, he proved himself as one of the few bass players who showed equal mastery of the electric and upright acoustic basses.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1992 | LEONARD FEATHER
The Jazz Bakery, where fresh and adventurous ideas seem to abound, was the scene Friday of a performance by pianist John Beasley and bassist John Patitucci. Though they have worked together often in other settings, this was their first appearance as a duo. It became clear immediately that there is a rare empathy between the two. The program ranged from funk (Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island") to Monk ("Off Minor").
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1992 | DON HECKMAN
Bass players do not usually make inspired leaders of jazz ensembles. John Patitucci, who appeared Sunday night at the Strand, is one of the exceptions. Leading a sterling group consisting of saxophonist Steve Tavaglione, keyboardist John Beasley and drummer Vince Colaiuta, Patitucci brought his often cumbersome instrument into the spotlight with impressive results.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1992 | DON HECKMAN
Bass players do not usually make inspired leaders of jazz ensembles. John Patitucci, who appeared Sunday night at the Strand, is one of the exceptions. Leading a sterling group consisting of saxophonist Steve Tavaglione, keyboardist John Beasley and drummer Vince Colaiuta, Patitucci brought his often cumbersome instrument into the spotlight with impressive results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bass player John Patitucci is the musical equivalent of a Porsche: an incredibly fast, technically awesome machine capable of handling a variety of terrain with aplomb. Yet, as his opening set Wednesday night at Elario's proved, a high-tech machine makes it easy to race through beautiful terrain without pausing to enjoy the scenery. Often, Patitucci didn't leave sufficient space between his prodigious bursts on his six-string instrument to let the capacity crowd of 120 fully appreciate them.
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