John Patitucci | Another World – [GRP Records, 1994] – Music Review | RevisitedA phenomenal young bassist named John Patitucci recorded and released an exhilarating project titled Another World back in 1993 on GRP Records. Yeah, you probably know him as the bassist for the Chick Corea Electric Band. As usual, John surrounds himself with the cream of the crop talent most notably keyboardist John Beasley, the legendary Michael Brecker, Jeff Beal on trumpet and the comparable Any Narell on the steel drums.
It’s evident, Another World could be considered a more adventurous outing for Patitucci which was a rare recording from GRP. After all, the label concentrated most of their resources on a more palatable listener friendly releases. Perhaps, like me, you’ll discover Another World positioned itself well within range of a world jazz fusion style of music. Either way, this project is more then qualified to take you the listener on a fascinating musical safari that blends odd-metered tempos, funk and other appetizing ingredients that are usually immersed in international recordings which is rare even in today’s terms.
Another World is probably one of the best overall offerings by the supreme acoustic and electric bassist John Patitucci. Unfortunately, this jewel might be a little difficult to find. However, it’s worth the price to discover the intricacies embedded in this diamond in the ruff. ~ The Urban Flux