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Victor Wooten

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Victor Wooten redefines the word musician. Regaled as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Victor is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. He is an innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. But those gifts only begin to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan. Victor is the loving husband and devoted father of four; the youngest sibling of the amazing Wooten brothers (Regi, Roy, Rudy and Joseph), and the bassist in their famed family band; the student in the martial art of Wing Chun and the nature survival skill of Tracking; the teacher of dozens of bass players at his acclaimed annual Bass & Nature camp; and the master magician. Victor Lemonte Wooten got to music early, growing up in a military family in which his older brothers all played and sang

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Rhapsody In Blue

Label: Self Produced/Thirty Tigers
Released: 2024
Track listing: Rhapsody in Blue(grass); Rhapsody in Blue(s); Unidentified Piece for Banjo; Rhapsody in Blue; Rialto Ripples.

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Article: Album Review

Bela Fleck: Rhapsody In Blue

Read "Rhapsody In Blue" reviewed by Doug Collette


It's a long way from India to Broadway, but Bela Fleck makes the journey in high style for Rhapsody in Blue. It follows the altogether exotic As We Speak (Thirty Tigers, 2023), the combination of which further a case for the banjoist/composer/bandleader as an eclectic musical explorer comparable to Pat Metheny. Beginning in the ...

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Article: Play This!

Victor Bailey: Kid Logic

Read "Victor Bailey: Kid Logic" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


The late Victor Bailey probably missed out on much of the acclaim he was due, first by having to succeed the legendary Jaco Pastorius in the Weather Report bass chair and then later being somewhat upstaged by another virtuosic bass-playing “Victor"--(Victor Wooten). But if Bailey was relegated to being the “other Victor," it wasn't for lack ...

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Bereket Abebe

Bereket Abebe, born in 1997, is a highly accomplished jazz bassist known for his funk, slap, and melodic playing style. Originally from Ethiopia, Bereket grew up surrounded by a rich church musical center, which heavily influenced his passion for jazz.

From a young age, Bereket was drawn to the deep, resonant sound of the bass and began learning the instrument in his early teens. He quickly excelled, impressing local musicians with his natural talent and ability to effortlessly hold down the rhythm section.

In his early twenties, Bereket moved to Addis Ababa City to pursue a career in jazz. He immersed himself in the city's vibrant jazz scene and began collaborating with some of the finest musicians in the genre. His intricate yet groovy bass lines became sought after, and he soon found himself in high demand for live performances and recording sessions.

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Funky Jazz Fusion with emphasis on the bass

Read "Funky Jazz Fusion with emphasis on the bass" reviewed by Len Davis


Funky jazz fusion from John Scofield, Oteil Burbridge, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Brian Bromberg and Gary Willis.Playlist John Scofield “Boogie Stupid" from Uberjam Deux (Emarcy) 00:00 Steve Smith-Oteil Burbridge “Pinkys Revenge" from The Strangers Hand (Tone Centre) 05:11 Brian Bromberg “Uh-Huh" from Thicker Than Water (Artistry Music) 10:30 George Duke “Fuzzion" from Night after ...

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Crescent Super Band

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The Crescent Super Band comprises many of the nation's most acclaimed jazz musicians, ages 15–18. DownBeat Magazine has repeatedly named the 20-piece group the best youth jazz ensemble and top big band in the world with 28 Utah Best of State Awards (Best Professional Band, Best Vocal/Instrumental Group, Best Rock/Blues Soloist, Best Youth Performing Group), 2 Utah Best of State Statue Awards for Arts & Entertainment, and 22 prestigious DownBeat Magazine Awards.

The band has worked with many of the biggest names in music, including members of The Killers, Toto, Journey, AC/DC, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Saturday Night Live Band, and jazz legends like Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Trombone Shorty, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, and others. However, one of the crowning performances of the band's career was their headlining debut at Carnegie Hall in May of 2013.

Album

S'Low Down

Label: Vix Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Ready, Set, Slow; Home Bass; The Chrome Addict; Mess That Up?; Ping Pong; Oh Tell Billy; Patchwork; Silent Night In Tunisia; Just-in Time; S’Low Down.

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The Art of the Bass Choir

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: All Blues; Spank A Lee; Velho Piano; Spin the Floor; Common Threads; The Weaver / La Araña; Three Views of a Secret; Mambo Influenciado; Orphic Hymn/Good Morning, Midnight; Kaval Sviri; Fugue No. 1, Op. 87; Adagio, 23rd Piano Concerto KV 488; Hang Up Your Hang Ups; Oleo; Liberty City; Vassar Llean.

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Drumology Volume 3

Label: Autumn Hill
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Alchemist; Jaco's Dream; Fibonacci's Pie; Falcon Nine; Sevenish; Talk of the Town; Sailing.


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