Bassist John Patitucci grew up in Brooklyn in a family who valued music, but it wasn’t until he heard a musician coax an orchestra out of an acoustic bass that he was converted. This week on The Slow Work, Patitucci joins host Sandra McCracken to talk about his “come to Jesus” moment with the bass and with Christ himself. It's a story of the devotional work of making and playing instruments, the community nature of production, and the beauty of Jesus who welcomes both sinner and saint to sing new songs of hope.

Special Guest:
Acoustic bassist John Patitucci has performed throughout the world and as a studio musician with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco, and Dori Caymmi. Since 1985, his many recordings with Chick Corea, Aeos Elektric Band and Akoustic Band, his six solo recordings for GRP Records, and his subsequent recordings have put him at the forefront of the jazz world and brought him worldwide acclaim, as well as three Grammy Awards and over 20 Grammy nominations. Patitucci is professor of jazz studies at the City College of New York and a frequent clinician and guest lecturer at schools around the world. He is currently touring with his trio in support of his latest recording, Remembrance, which features saxophone genius Joe Lovano and drum virtuoso Brian Blade.

Resources Referenced:
Light in the Canyon
“I Was Made to Love Her”
For Once In My Life
One More Angel

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