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September 24, 2009 Opera places such a high premium on voices that it seems inconceivable to have one without them. Bassist and composer John Patitucci's mesmerizing "Scenes from an Opera," however, evokes opera's suspense and grandeur while eschewing obvious stereotypes — even doing away with vocals altogether.
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July 2, 2008 Some of his best friend musicians call him Tooch. The extraordinary bassist John Patitucci comes to the stage at the KC Jazz Club in Washington, D.C., where an array of basses, guitars and drums await his tuned-in trio with Larry Koonse and Brian Blade. They're playing music from Patitucci's album, Line by Line.
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