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    Posted: March 17 2006 at 11:05
Hey Guys,

Ever heard of Victor Wooten? I see his music as Progressive Funk Fusion with Rock influence. Its complex music yet simple.. I just fell in love with his stuff but swearing that why didn't I realise about his stuff earlier...

What would you say to his stuff?

Cheers!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2006 at 11:27
Victor Wooten is a ridiculously talented musician.

Since the definition of Jazz Rock/Fusion on this site begins with:

"Sometimes includes progressive jazz."

I certainly wouldn't argue with including Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in this category.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2006 at 11:34

Victor Wooten is the man, he is probably the best bassist in any genre of music, among famous people (because theres probably someone we don't know about who might be better, and that would be nuts).

I think his music is jazz, funk, fusion, and soul, and is more suited to be a jazz styling, not a prog rock styling.  The flecktones could be in prog rock though.

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2006 at 05:40
How does he compare with Gary Willis of Tribal Tech?    I can't imagine a better bassist that Willis.  His mastery of the intrument is astonishing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2006 at 06:10
Originally posted by oddentity

How does he compare with Gary Willis of Tribal Tech?    I can't imagine a better bassist that Willis.  His mastery of the intrument is astonishing.


I agree with all the comments here. But the problem is priorities and more importantly time. We are always looking for volunteers to compile good biographies and discographies, so please start writing. With respect to priorities, I ask myself does either Victor Wooten or Gary Willis (both in my top 20 bass guitarists) have a substantial body of albums released under their own names, and then the more subjective/personal question, do any other (jazz rock fusion) bassists deserve inclusion before them or indeed any other instrumentalist?For instance,  I have added Jonas Hellborg to PA because of the numbers of excellent albums he has released under his own name and the shear variety of musics he has been involved in, since the mid 80's.

So (names off the top my head) put the following jazz rock/fusion bassists in order of who should be here:

Jaco Pastorius
Jeff Berlin
John Patitucci
Gary Willis
Victor Wooten
Gerald Veasley
Jamaladeen Tacuma
Miroslav Vitous
Anthony Jackson
Alphonso Johnson
Stanley Clarke
Percy Jones
Hansford Rowe
Eberhard Weber
Rob Wasserman
Matthew Garrison
Christian McBride
Marcus Miller
Mark Egan
Ralphe Armstrong
Jack Bruce
Billy Sheehan
Lee Sklar
Jimmy Haslip
Mick Karn
Michael Mainring
Steve Lawson
Alain Caron
etc.

(Roy Babbington)
(Dave Holland)
[Tony Levin and Hugh Hopper are here already]


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2006 at 10:08

Jaco Pastorius
Jeff Berlin
John Patitucci
Gary Willis
Victor Wooten
Gerald Veasley
Jamaladeen Tacuma
Miroslav Vitous
Anthony Jackson
Alphonso Johnson
Stanley Clarke
Percy Jones
Hansford Rowe
Eberhard Weber
Rob Wasserman
Matthew Garrison
Christian McBride
Marcus Miller
Mark Egan
Ralphe Armstrong
Jack Bruce
Billy Sheehan
Lee Sklar
Jimmy Haslip
Mick Karn
Michael Mainring
Steve Lawson
Alain Caron
etc.

.. love the music they make!


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