Victor Wooten Palmystery

Victor Wooten
Bassist Victor Wooten will release his new CD, Palmystery, on April 1, 2008. In keeping with the ongoing philosophy of genre-bending eclecticism that has driven all of his solo work, Wooten's Heads Up debut embraces a range of styles – jazz, funk, pop, soul, gospel, world music and more – and boasts a diverse guest list that includes Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Keb' Mo' and others.

Wooten is a four-time Grammy Award-winner, an original member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and the only three-time winner of Bass Player Magazine's Bass Player of the Year.

Palmystery's April 1 release date is simultaneous with the release of The Music Lesson, Wooten's new novel published by Berkley Trade Paperback (The Penguin Group USA). The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who is unexpectedly visited by a mysterious, seemingly mystic music teacher who guides him through a spiritual journey of higher education in both music and life. The themes of spirituality and mysticism at the core of The Music Lesson dovetail perfectly with those of Palmystery.

[Published on: 12/13/07]

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GB3K-Poops starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 09:25AM
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VICTA!!!! IS SICK!! i am yet to see him live, but next time he's around Chi whether its him or bela and the flecktones I'LL BE THERE!!!!

Shmo-Kaine starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 09:28AM
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Can it get any better than Wooten. I mean hands down the best ever end of discussion. Can't wait to hear it, although I'd have to say I think I like him better with the Flecktones. But I'm sure it will be mindblowing.

okalrightic Thu 12/13/2007 09:31AM
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schmo-kinn. yes it can...jaco. but yes wooten is pure gold

keenan41 starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 09:54AM
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The man.

acomma Thu 12/13/2007 10:03AM
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that picture is perfect. he plays the bass like he does have 4 hands.

KCReb starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 10:28AM
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This man's solo shows are out of control! So much fun! His band is extremely funky and tight. It's too bad he never gets past Dallas down to Austin more often on his tours.

Shmo-Kaine Thu 12/13/2007 10:47AM
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okalrightic Jaco is the innovator of bass and yes he's amazing, but I think Victor is still better. Nobody can do what he can do on bass.

tonebeach Thu 12/13/2007 10:59AM
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victor wooten funked me to death

Detroit Funk starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 11:34AM
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Detroit Funk

I saw him in Michigan a few years ago with all of his Brothers including Futureman in the Wooten Family Circus. Shit was way funky. Dude busted out a bass with LED lights that lit up when he hit the strings.

RAGGERS starstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 01:44PM
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Let me settle this whose better jaco or wooten thing alright it all matters what your talking about tecnicly wooten wouldnt be anywere close to how good he is without jaco but over all wooten has more wow factor. Musically Jaco wins easily the man was one of the genuiuses of modern music. So technaically wooten comes out on top but musically jaco is the champ. Peace smb

DELYEAH starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/13/2007 03:16PM
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Victor Wooten is the nastiest I've ever heard, hands down.

yemmw Thu 12/13/2007 04:29PM
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Victor is great, but Soul Circus was so laaaame!!! Did anyone else think this?! As far as incredible bass players go, I'll take Otiel anyday.

"Nobody can do what he can on bass." That's just not true.

C00lmike Thu 12/13/2007 04:59PM
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Victor with the flecktones = awesome

Victor solo not so much

I just can get over how he named a song after himself

"my name is victor" is so lame, guy needs to get over himself

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its true. if u lined up 20 of the best ever. and let victor start it off.

I guarantee, not one of them could match what he does. He has extraordinary skills, his fingers are fat and huge, but yet totally deft and can move with quickness that has never been seen in any bassist before. Listen to the bassline on the song YEE HAW FACTOR from UFO TOFU flecktones release. Listen to that and tell me, if u ever heard anything so freaking sick in your life.

moejoerisin Fri 12/14/2007 09:02AM
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you can't really argue as to who is better.. it's all a matter of preference, how it hits your ears. it's safe to say, though, that wooten deserves a spot in anyone's top ten. the man is not human when he gets to slapping that fodera.

stevejols Fri 12/14/2007 12:50PM
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Victor Wooten isn't that great. Sure he can play fast but his music is kinda weak. Do any of you guys actually sit down and put on a Victor Wooten Album? His songs are sooo cheesy. Chops are cool and all but it is like he doesn't know what to do with them. Good bass player with chops = tony grey; check him out. He can get a little cheesy too.

TheGreenKynd starstarstar Fri 12/14/2007 07:55PM
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Ive seen Vic a few times before and he is nasty, definatly one of the best out there but you cant forget greats like Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Les Claypool even Micheal Manring who is pretty rediculas as well. They are all great and have different styles. I actully bought Victor's book at his show in Philly last year and met he and his brother Regi after the show. I never got to finish the book but its a great read filled with alot of pretty cool spirituality if anybody ever gets a chance to check it out.

nomemory starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/15/2007 08:54AM
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I too have seen Vic a handful of times, as well as the flecktones...he does different things in each band, but rocks out in either way. Personally, I think he has both mad tech skills, as well as great, moving music. Steve, I know I put on any one of his albums and listen to it regularly. The music may have "cheesy" lyrics, but they are also spiritually deep, and positive. Positivity is hard to find in a lot of modern music. I give the man mad props...and his solo show is as funky as any show I've seen, and I've seen a few. Can't wait for the new album, book and tour. Much love people of the universe =)

mackadocious Tue 12/18/2007 10:29AM
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I'll never forget the first time I saw Vic play live. It was with the Flecktones at Roo '06, one of the best shows that whole weekend without question. Few would disagree that he's one of the most advanced players on earth, but I also feel like his last CD left something to be desired. There are definately some good tunes, but a few of them are a little wack in terms of lyrics. I've got high expectations for this new one (especially w/ Mike Stern)