22 December 1959, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Patitucci is a technically gifted bass player best known for his work on both the electric and acoustic instruments for fusion keyboard legend Chick Corea. After playing some pop and rock in his brothers band in New York, he moved with his family to Americas west coast, the home of a fearsome tradition for jazz/rock fusion virtuosi, in 1972, and was introduced to the jazz tradition by bass teacher Chris Poehler. Studying the acoustic work of Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden and Eddie Gomez, and the electric bass techniques of Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke and, particularly, bass hero Jaco Pastorius, he developed quickly, working with pianist Gap Mangione (brother of Chuck Mangione), and veteran British-born vibesman Victor Feldman.
It was with Feldman that Chick Corea came across him, and asked him to join the newly formed Elektric Band. Patitucci...
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