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    Posted: January 11 2006 at 15:01
This guy is amazing. Victor Wooten is the best bass player alive, I would like to see or indeed hear anyone better then this guy. and heres the proof:

http://www.youtube.com/w/Victor-Wooten---Amazing-Grace?v=U34 wyYwqshk&search=victor%20wooten

That's his Amazing Grace solo

http://www.youtube.com/w/Victor-and-Reggie---Guitar-and-Bass ?v=e0YAEFoEZo8&search=victor%20wooten

this is him and his brother, Reggie, in a gutiar bass off. His brother is very unorthadox but bloody good as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2006 at 15:11

Yes, He's really incredible!!!

I have a video where he plays together with drummer Steve Smith and it's fantastic!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2006 at 16:32
check out Vital Tech Tones ... Smith, Wooten and Scott Henderson.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2006 at 16:50

I love Victor Wooten,awesome bassist.

Have you ever heard guitarist Greg Howe's Extraction album,with Wooten and drum god Dennis Chambers?

Great stuff

If you like Wooten check out jazz bassist Bunny Brunel too.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2006 at 17:06
I love Victor Wooten too.. and im going to see him with the flecktones in february... im happy

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2006 at 21:28
He is a guest bassist on The Deepest End DVD by Gov't Mule and Béla Fleck also guests on Banjo.  I really must start listening to some Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, can anyone suggest a good place to start?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2006 at 22:12

He's the man, he's awesome.  Don't die until you have seen him live.  The Flecktones came to Tech last year and he did a bass solo that literally brought tears to my eyes.  2000 people in the auditorium were on their feet screaming for a bass solo.  it was amazing.  I worked for the concert committee at the time, so I got the chance to haul some of his gear.  It's a chore to do it for some bands, but for Vic it was an honor!

EDIT: pic removed due to host site problems.

He hung out after the show and talked to anyone who cared to stay around and talk.  Definitely the nicest pro musician I have ever met.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2006 at 09:23

Originally posted by Geck0

He is a guest bassist on The Deepest End DVD by Gov't Mule and Béla Fleck also guests on Banjo.  I really must start listening to some Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, can anyone suggest a good place to start?

 

Didn't VW also play with John Scofield too, both as guests with Govt Mule?

Read one serious jazz rock critic who put me off buying the last Victor Wotton CD, stating that the album was diluted by the presence of too many of the Wottons contributing, to the point that a listener would be embarrassed that he or she were gate crashing a familiy affair! Instead I bought the Matt Garrison CD/DVD, which brings together several of the musicians on Gary Husband's Force Majeure DVD ) as does the soon to be released Randy Brecker Some Skunk Funk Live CD. However tempted to track down some of the VW DVDs.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2006 at 17:53

Originally posted by Geck0

He is a guest bassist on The Deepest End DVD by Gov't Mule and Béla Fleck also guests on Banjo.  I really must start listening to some Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, can anyone suggest a good place to start?

I started a thread on The flecktones

Their best (that i have discovered so far) are Bela Fleck and The Flecktones and Flight of the Cosmic Hippo. Both great and good places to start.

And this guy is one hell of a bassist.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2006 at 18:07
Originally posted by TheProgtologist

Have you ever heard guitarist Greg Howe's Extraction album,with Wooten and drum god Dennis Chambers?

Great stuff



Whoa! Didn't know that existed. Thanks for the info.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2006 at 21:24
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

check out Vital Tech Tones ... Smith, Wooten and Scott Henderson.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2006 at 22:59
Certainly the best bass player I've ever heard, seen (in a small club), and had the privilege to meet and shake the hand of -- an absolute MONSTER! Scary good!Clap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2006 at 10:44
Mindboggling bassist, but Stanley Clarke's work on Return to Forever's s/t still overshadows his stuff, IMHO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2006 at 12:54
I'll have to check that Dick, John Schofield definitely played on the "Deep End" CDs for Gov't Mule, but I forget who the bass player was, I'll go and check.

Tony Levin has also guested with Gov't Mule (on "Deep End" albums), as well as playing 21st Century Schizoild Man on stage with them, which I've yet to hear, I really want to.

Deep End and Deepest End albums read like a who's who of musicians.

John Schofield, Victor Wooten, Béla Fleck, Les Claypool, Tony Levin, Flea, Greg Rzab, George Porter Jr., Rocco Prestia, Bootsy Collins, Phil Lesh, Mike Gordon, John Entwistle, Larry Graham, Stefan Lessard, Dave Schools, Jack Bruce, Audley Freed, Jerry Cantrell, Roger Glover, Randall Bramblett, Page McConnell, Little Milton Campbell, Bernie Worrell, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Gregg Allman, Jack Casady, Billy Cox, Alphonso Johnson, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Jason Newsted, James Hetfield, John Medeski and not forgetting Chris Squire!

So a lot of great musicians involved and lots of wonderful music too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2006 at 16:12
Originally posted by Geck0



John Schofield, Victor Wooten, Béla Fleck, Les Claypool, Tony Levin, Flea, Greg Rzab, George Porter Jr., Rocco Prestia, Bootsy Collins, Phil Lesh, Mike Gordon, John Entwistle, Larry Graham, Stefan Lessard, Dave Schools, Jack Bruce, Audley Freed, Jerry Cantrell, Roger Glover, Randall Bramblett, Page McConnell, Little Milton Campbell, Bernie Worrell, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Gregg Allman, Jack Casady, Billy Cox, Alphonso Johnson, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Jason Newsted, James Hetfield, John Medeski and not forgetting Chris Squire!

So a lot of great musicians involved and lots of wonderful music too.


Shame on you Gecko, you omitted my friend and one of the worldest greatest guitarists Gary Lucas! Don't  you think Deepest End is one of the record bargains of all times, two CDs and a DVD for under 14 quid locally and even HMV in Leicester were selling it for 15 quid this time last year!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2006 at 16:14
Originally posted by Empathy

Originally posted by TheProgtologist

Have you ever heard guitarist Greg Howe's Extraction album,with Wooten and drum god Dennis Chambers?

Great stuff



Whoa! Didn't know that existed. Thanks for the info.


Sounds like a Tone Center or Magna Carta release?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2006 at 03:39
Ah yes, Gary Lucas, sorry, his name did escape my list, sorry Dick!

Indeed, I got mine (Deep End) a few years ago I think (2004), both volumes 1 and 2, plus the Loose Ends CD, for £6.99 or something ridiculous, a complete bargain!

I do have to agree there, especially when Ayreon's "The Human Equation" cose me £22!

Oh, you were referring to the Deepest End live concert..., erm, I forget how much that cost me, but probably still cheap.

Oh and nice avatar too!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2006 at 22:59

Nice!

Best bass player I've ever seen would have to be Jeff Berlin, just jaw dropping stuff and even more impressive, the sheer musicality.  Geddy refers to him as the "bass god of the universe" or some such.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2006 at 10:42
Originally posted by Empathy

Originally posted by TheProgtologist

Have you ever heard guitarist Greg Howe's Extraction album,with Wooten and drum god Dennis Chambers?

Great stuff



Whoa! Didn't know that existed. Thanks for the info.

 

Just found it and ordered it through Amazon.UK Marketplace section - although it is being imported from USA - thanks to the recommendee!!! BTW has Greg Howe covered anything originally recorded by Allan Holdsworth?

As much as I like Victor Wooten as a bass player who takes the lead, to me Jonas Hellborg is the master of the 4 string electric bass guitar, especially as part of a  rhythm section. However, his acoustic bass guitar playing must stick out ahead of allcomers - check out his solo album,The Silent Life, or the albums with various other artists, The Word, Octave Of The Holy Innocents or Icon.

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