Anthony Wellington is one of the all time great bassists and bass educators. He’s been a member of Victor Wooten’s band for years, and his Bassology teaching studio continually turns out fantastic bass players.
Today we’re celebrating his birthday with a clip from Gerald Veasley’s 2015 Bass Boot Camp, where he took the stage with Oteil Burbridge, Richard Waller, and vocalist Weaz to perform Sting’s classic “Shape of My Heart.” The impromptu jam starts with Wellington’s chordal arrangement on his 7-string before the rest join in on the groove. Burbridge and Wellington take some soulful breaks between the verses, too.
Happy birthday, Anthony!