Practicing music at home is nice but things really become fun when you play music and jam with others. Jazz bass teacher and Grammy award-winner John Patitucci sits down at the ArtistWorks studios to talk with jazz drummer Brian Blade (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones) and pianist Jon Cowherd (Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter) about what they look for in a jazz bass player.
In describing the process of choosing musicians to work with Patitucci says:
"You want to try to forge relationships with people in your life that last instead of just playing here and there and never continuing to build together."
Pianist Jon Cowherd and long time collaborator added that "it's a luxury if you play in the same band a lot and...