John McLaughlin celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month. Victor Wooten shared this video on Facebook around that time of McLaughlin, Wooten, and Chick Corea performing Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “You Know, You Know”.
Victor is a mainstay on the Reader Favorites lists, and 2021 was no exception. From performance to education to publishing a new book, Vic stayed busy. He lands at the #7 spot on this year’s list.
This has been a holiday tradition for many years, thanks to our friend Steve Bailey. Check out this year’s video by Steve and the Berklee Bass Department (with Victor Wooten and Bakithi Kumalo) with an impressive performance with some holiday cheer.
A couple of days ago, Victor Wooten shared this video on Facebook saying, “This was a fun jam with the great Paul Peterson.” This is an impressive, completely improvised jam with some great commentary from Vic.
Rick Such shared this great video from Indy Jazz Fest 2021. He titled it “Victor Wooten and his band giving the crowd a lesson in time signatures at Indy Jazz Fest 2021?. Indeed it is.
Here’s a great video from back in the day, taken from Victor Wooten’s “Super Bass Solo Technique” DVD. In this clip, Vic and the band get funky on “Pretty Little Lady”.
Mitch Gallagher at Sweetwater is back again with more bass goodness. I’m loving all of the fresh content they have been dropping. In this clip, Mitch sits down with Victor Wooten for a nice chat about developing your musicianship.
Sweetwater has been crushing it with their bass-related content lately! In this video, we have the great Victor Wooten giving us more insight into this art that we call music.
Victor Wooten has been continuing his Bass and Nature camps this year in a virtual setting. He also dropped the bombshell that the event will bring S.M.V. – the bass hero trio of Wooten, Stanley Clarke, and Marcus Miller – back together.
Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten have an incredible bank of bass knowledge, and now they’re letting you in. The Bass Vault is a new online platform that will feature live events, exclusive videos, lessons, photos, downloads, and more.
This week’s Berklee Bass Department webinar will feature heroes of the fretless bass. Guests will include Tony Franklin, Percy Jones, Gary Willis, Steve DiGiorgio, Alain Caron, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael Manring, and Mark Egan.
The Berklee Bass Department’s weekly webinar will return this Thursday, April 22nd with a special roundtable featuring drum legend Billy Cobham and his bassists.