Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”

Victor Wooten: TrypnotyxThe wait is over: Victor Wooten’s new album Trypnotyx is now available! Featuring the core trio of Wooten, drummer Dennis Chambers, and saxophonist Bob Franceschini, the record is packed tight with sick grooves and overflowing musicality.

From the blazing unison riffs of “Dc10” to the floating melody of “Cruising Altitude” to the gritty title track, the group is firing on all cylinders. They are also joined by vocalist Varijashree Venugopal and “voicetrumentalist” comedian Michael Winslow. Together they create a special dialogue, the bassist says.

“Music is a great way – and a safe way – to teach just about any life principle,” Wooten says. “To be in a band, you have to listen to each other. Bands are at their best when every instrument is different, not the same. Everyone takes turns talking. Everyone speaks their voice. A lot of times musicians might ask, ‘What would you like me to play?’ I say, ‘Listen to the music. The music will tell you exactly what it needs.’”

Trypnotyx is available now on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).. The Wooten Trio will be on tour later this month through the fall in support of the album.

Trypnotyx Track List:

  1. Take Off
  2. Dc10
  3. Liz & Opie
  4. Cruising Altitude
  5. Funky D
  6. The 13th Floor
  7. A Little Rice and Beans
  8. A Soul Full of Ballad
  9. Caught in the Act
  10. One Hand
  11. Trypnotyx
  12. Final Approach
  13. Cupid
  14. Landing

Victor Wooten Trio Tour:

Sep 28-Oct 1Jazz AlleySeattle, WA
Oct2Rev Hall - HEPortland, OR
Oct3OK TheaterEnterprise, OR
Oct4CargoReno, NV
Oct5-6Yoshi’sOakland, CA
Oct7MusicboxSan Diego, CA
Oct26The ArkAnn Arbor, MI
Oct27RexPittsburgh, PA
Oct28WoodlandsColumbus, OH
Oct29C2G Music HallFort Wayne, IN
Oct30HeadlinersLouisville, KY
Nov 1Blue NoteColumbia, MO
Nov 2VogueIndianapolis, IN
Nov 3Songbird Guitar MuseumChattanooga, TN
Nov 4Beachland BallroomCleveland, OH
Nov 5City WineryChicago, IL
Nov 7Madrid TheaterKansas City, MO
Nov 8Gothic TheatreDenver, CO
Nov 9Caribou RoomNederland, CO
Dec 8-9The SinclairCambridge, MA
Dec 10The EggAlbany, NY
Dec 12Brooklyn BowlBrooklyn, NY
Dec 13Towne CrierBeacon, NY
Dec 14AnthologyRochester, NY
Dec 15Keswick TheatreGlenside, PA
Dec 169:30 ClubWashington, DC

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