News-John Patitucci announces forthcoming documentary

John PatitucciJohn Patitucci announces forthcoming documentary

Making of new Brooklyn album to be documented on film

By Mindy Rochwerg
October 14, 2014

Legendary bassist John Patitucci recently tweeted that he will be recording his new album, Brooklyn, in November and that a documentary will be made of the process. Patitucci is also asking for support via a kickstarter campaign.

According to kickstarter, the film will be “a candid look into the life of one of the greatest bass players in the history of jazz as he crafts his next album.”

Patitucci will debut his new semi-hollow Yamaha bass that was custom built just for him. The recordings will also feature guitarists Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas, as well as Brian Blade on drums.

In addition to his celebrated tenure with Chick Corea’s Elektric and Akoustic bands, as well as his longstanding gig with Wayne Shorter, Patitucci has also performed and/or recorded with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Nancy Wilson, Milton Nascimento, Bono, Sting, and many others.

The film will also capture Patitucci teaching at the Berklee College of Music as a Visiting Scholar.  To support the making of the film, click here.

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