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Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour
Concerts & Tours

Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour

Get ready: Victor Wooten has announced he will be releasing a new solo album this fall. TRYPNOTYX will be available on September 5th and will be his first solo record since 2012. The bass guru will is joined by his latest trio featuring monster drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Guest artists will include vocalist Varijashree Venugopal and “voicetrumentalist”...

Victor Wooten to Record Bass for Revived Nitro Glam Metal Band
News

Victor Wooten to Record Bass for Revived Nitro Glam Metal Band

Founding members Michael Angelo Batio and frontman Jim Gillette announced last year that they’d be reforming their ’80s glam metal band Nitro for a new album. They also announced that Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler would be filling the group out, though the question of who would play bass on the record has been a mystery until now. “Nitro...

Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister
Bass Videos

Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister

Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones played the Mountain Jam VII back in 2011. Here’s the band – with Victor Wooten – performing “Sinister Minister” during that performance. Vic gets the crowd going with a solo around the 3:17 mark.

Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D
Bass Videos

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
Bass Videos

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
Ask Damian Erskine

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...