Victor Wooten

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Victor Lemonte Wooten (born September 11, 1964) is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards.

Wooten has won the "Bass Player of the Year" award from Bass Player magazine three times in a row, and was the first person to win the award more than once. In 2011, he was named #10 in the "Top 10 Bassists of All Time" by Rolling Stone. In addition to a solo career and collaborations with various artists, Wooten has been the bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones since the group's formation in 1988.

In 2008, Wooten joined Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller to record an album. The trio of bassists, under the name SMV, released Thunder in August 2008 and began a supporting tour the same month.

Wooten has also written a novel titled "The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music". On his website he has stated that he is currently writing a sequel and intends to release at least three more books.

Wooten also operates his own record label, Vix Records, on which he releases his own music.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 A Show of Hands Victor Wooten 2
1997 What Did He Say? Victor Wooten 3 2
1998 Vital Tech Tones Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten 2
1998 Bass Extremes Book Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten 1
1998 Bass Extremes Cookbook Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten 1
1999 Yin-Yang Victor Wooten 1
2000 Vital Tech Tones, Volume 2 Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten 1
2003 Extraction Greg Howe, Victor Wooten & Dennis Chambers 1
2005 Soul Circus Victor Wooten 1
2008 Palmystery Victor Wooten 1
2012 Sword And Stone Victor Wooten 1
2012 Words and Tones Victor Wooten 1
Bass Extremes: Just Add Water Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Live in America Live Victor Wooten 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2013 The Music Lesson Soundtrack Soundtrack Victor Wooten 1

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