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2014 Reader Favorites – #4: Victor Wooten

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Victor Wooten

As Victor Wooten once shared, “you can’t hold no groove (if you ain’t got no pocket).” Vic not only has deep pockets, he does all the rest too – and often at the same time.

A perennial favorite around here, Vic is #4 on the 2014 Reader Favorite list.

Bass Transcription: “Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten

Bass Transcription: “Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten

“Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten is a superb arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s classic song, which was originally found on Victor’s debut album A Show of Hands. This piece is a tough one to play well, but you’ll be pleased with yourself once you have it down…

Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam

Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten & Steve Smith: Studio Jam

This video was filmed over three years ago I believe, but somehow I’ve missed it all this time. Victor Wooten with his brother, guitarist Regi Wooten decided to jam in the studio with a drummer. The result was the trio’s unique version Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”…

John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

We know you love bass like we do, so this one is going to be especially great – at least four times as great. In September, 2013, John Patitucci, Victor Bailey, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center for this “Double Bass Jam”, along with drummer Derico Watson…

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

It wouldn’t be NAMM without a performance by this epic duo. This year, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey took the stage and did their take on George Gershwin’s “Summertime”…

Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

When Victor Wooten was on tour in support of Sword & Stone and Words & Tones, my daughters and I caught a show in Falls Church, Virginia. Before that performance, Victor invited us to hang out with him and some of the other band members on the tour bus. It was an education, not unlike this…

Victor Wooten Band: 2014 Jazz Series – Live

Victor Wooten Band: 2014 Jazz Series – Live

On April 27th, Victor Wooten performed with his band in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. The lineup included Vic’s brothers Regi (guitar) and Joseph (keys), along with drummer Derico Watson and vocalist Krystal Peterson. The group start things off with Vic’s tune “Brooklyn” from Words and Tones, which they keep as a theme throughout…

Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

Berklee hosted their 2014 Summer Bass Bash recently, and what a bash it was. Here’s one of the highlights from the event with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey jamming along with drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson. Smokin’!

Eric Silver and Victor Wooten: Living In the Country

Eric Silver and Victor Wooten: Living In the Country

When Victor Wooten shared this awesome video of himself playing a duet of Pete Seeger’s “Living in the Country” with guitarist Eric Silver, it really drew me in. The song has special significance to to Silver, who recorded it after Seeger’s recent passing…

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