A renowned bassist, Marc Johnson boasts an enviable CV studded with collaborations with illustrious musicians including the Woody Herman Orchestra (1977), Bill Evans (1977-1980), Stan Getz (1981-1982) and John Abercrombie (1983). However, it was Bass Desires, the all-star quartet he created in 1985 with Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Peter Erskine, that earned him international recognition, with the group releasing two captivating albums on ECM. In 1989, he founded Right Brain Patrol, a trio with guitarist Ben Monder and percussionist Arto Tuncboyaci, recording 2 albums. Next, he landed at Verve, crafting The Sound of Summer Running in 1997 with Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny and Joey Baron, and two years later, If Trees Could Fly, a duo with Eric Longsworth. Shades of Jade (2005) was a major hit with audiences and critics, featuring his wife, Eliane Elias, Joe Lovano and Joey Baron, as was Swept Away, released in 2012 on ECM.