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Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D
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Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D

Victor Wooten and his trio with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini warmed up for their recent Blue Note Club residency with another gig: the halftime show at a Knicks game. The three musicians performed the song “Funky D”, blowing away the enormous crowd in Madison Square Garden. Luckily there was a video made. This clip is the camera...

2016 Reader Favorites – #3: Victor Wooten
2016 Reader Favorites

2016 Reader Favorites – #3: Victor Wooten

No Reader Favorites list would be complete without Victor Wooten. Vic ignited the bass playing world this year with his appearance on progressive metal band Octavision’s tune “Three Lives.” Fodera announced the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass in October, followed by Vic’s announcement of a 2017 tour. 1. Victor Wooten Joins Progressive Metal Band Here’s something you...

Victor Wooten Trio Announces 2017 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Victor Wooten Trio Announces 2017 Tour

After recently completing their European tour, Victor Wooten and his trio with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini have announced a winter/spring U.S. tour for 2017. The trek will kick off with a six-night residency at The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City before covering the East Coast and heading to the Midwest. Victor Wooten Trio Winter/Spring...

Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy
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Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

One of our favorite holiday traditions is getting a holiday video from Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department. This year, Steve, and fellow Berklee bass faculty Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, James Genus and Lincoln Goines put together this terrific arrangement of “Little Drummer Boy”. The bassists dedicate this year’s video to the late Victor Bailey. They’ve also announced Victor...

Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing
Interviews

Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from the world’s top bass players...

Your Top 10 Bass Albums
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Your Top 10 Bass Albums

Q: I’m curious. What are your top 10 bass albums. What albums do you think everybody should hear? A: I hesitated to answer this because of the inherently subjective nature of the question. My top 10 albums are not likely to coincide with yours, but I ultimately decided that for that reason alone, I should answer the question! Maybe I’ll...

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass
Basses

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

Fodera has unveiled the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III, a new take on the bass guru’s signature instrument. The bass, which is his third signature fretted Yin Yang, is designed to have a broader and unique range of tones with different woods and electronics. “Earlier this year Victor visited the shop to demo various possible tonewood combinations and...

Victor Wooten Shares on His Role in Octavision
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Victor Wooten Shares on His Role in Octavision

A week after it was unveiled, Victor Wooten has weighed in on his role in the new prog-metal project Octavision. The group, which is the brainchild of guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan, has garnered loads of attention since releasing a single song, “Three Lives“. “Although I enjoyed playing on this song, please know that Octavision is not my band,” Wooten wrote on...

Octavision: Three Lives
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Octavision: Three Lives

You may have seen the story we posted on Sunday about Victor Wooten recording with a new progressive metal band known as Octavision. (Note: as you’ll see in the comments of that article, there’s dispute to Victor being a “member”, despite the band’s presentation on their Facebook page, but I digress.) Late last night, Octavision released the video for their...

Victor Wooten Joins Progressive Metal Band
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Victor Wooten Joins Progressive Metal Band

Here’s something you didn’t see coming: bassist Victor Wooten is in a new progressive metal band called Octavision. The group was founded by guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan and also features keyboardists Steve Weingart and Ara Torosyan with Roman Lomtadze on drums. The band has only released a teaser for their first single entitled “Three Lives”. They describe the song as as...

Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live
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Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live

The first time I saw Victor Wooten perform live, it was with this line up of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. So it was cool to find this clip from the 2006 Heineken Jazzaldia festival. Here’s a great showcase of Victor and saxophonist Jeff Coffin from that show.

Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration
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Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration

Registration is now open for Victor Wooten’s 2016 Music and Nature Camps. This season includes five main programs at Wooten Woods outside of Nashville, Tennessee plus three additional programs that branch out the educational offerings. VixCamps kicks off with the original Bass/Nature Camp from July 18th to the 24th. “Following the outline set in motion in the camp’s inaugural year...