Following his Grammy® Award-nominated recording, Communion, bassist and composer John Patitucci broadens his creative musical horizons even further with Songs, Stories and Spirituals. From heartfelt spirituals to inventive jazz, from American folk music to rhythmic Brazilian jazz samba, John Patitucci’s vivid palette of musical influences, along with his awe-inspiring virtuosity, make him a compelling musical storyteller, and make each selection on Songs, Stories and Spirituals a memorable story. John’s creative use of instrumentation in a variety of configurations—including acoustic jazz trio, string quartet, voices, acoustic and electric basses, and percussion—add even more color, depth and dimension to his singular musical narratives.
"These pieces of music are all really stories, whether or not there are words or a human voice attached to them. I think most people would agree that music should always tell a story." – JOHN PATITUCCI