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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
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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...

2015 Reader Favorites – #6: Victor Wooten
2015 Reader Favorites

2015 Reader Favorites – #6: Victor Wooten

No surprise here, Victor Wooten once again makes the annual reader favorites list. Victor was our guest for Groove – The No Treble Podcast, which ranked among the top ones of the year. As always, several videos of Vic got lots of views, which ranks him #6 on the reader’s favorite list. Groove – Episode #10: Victor Wooten The Music...

Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells
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Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, David Ellefson, Gary Willis, and...

Edgar Meyer and Victor Wooten: Webbed Feet
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Edgar Meyer and Victor Wooten: Webbed Feet

We’re celebrating Edgar Meyer’s birthday today with an awesome throwback bass duet with Victor Wooten. The pair has fun with Meyer’s original tune “Webbed Feet” in this 1991 clip from Kentucky Educational Television’s “The Lonesome Pine Specials”. Both bassists push their instruments to the limit while making musical jests over the light-hearted groove. “Webbed Feet” first appeared on Meyer’s 1987...