By Matt Micucci
Back in Brooklyn, a documentary film who also shot the film along with Ben Mayer, featuring bassist John Paticucci, permieres online today, January 7.
Back in Brooklyn, was produced by Bill St. Angelo and John St. Angelo and directed by Patrick Cone.
The film combines live performances, exclusive footage from rehearsals and the recording studio, and candid interviews with family and fellow musicians, including members of John Patitucci’s Electric Guitar Quartet (Steve Cardenas and Adam Rogers on guitars and Brian Blade on drums), plus musicians Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Danilo Pérez and Wayne Shorter.
Paticucci was born in Brooklyn, New York, and he began playing the electric bass at the age of 10. After moving west, he studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University.
He has released 12 albums as band leades and collaborated with many other acclaimed musicians. On top of the ones already mentioned and featured in Back in Brooklyn, he has played on albums by B.B. King, Clare Fischer, Dizzy Gillespie and Natalie Cole and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman and Stan Getz.
In addition to being a full-time professional musician Patitucci is also very active in music education and the documentary includes sequences at Danilo Pérez’s Berklee Global Jazz Institute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where we witness students being inspired to create their own sound by a natural teacher.
Back in Brooklyn will be available for download for $15.00 at August Sky Films ->http://www.augustskyfilms.com/<-