The Music Lesson Soundtrack

The Music Lesson Soundtrack

Arguably the most successful and influential bass player working today, Victor Wooten has won five GRAMMYs (as of 2011) over the course of a career that goes back to the late '80s. To date, he's released seven albums as a solo artist, 14 as a member of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and several more with various collaborative projects (Bass Extremes, The Wootens, SMV, and Vital Tech Tones, to name a few). The Music Lesson Soundtrack is just that: the audio companion piece to a novel he wrote titled The Music Lesson. Though 31 tracks deep, some are more like brief interludes, clocking in at less than a minute. Others are fully developed and fleshed-out songs. Genre-wise, he bounces around and explores multiple styles, never getting stuck on the same groove for too long. Check out the throwback vibe of "Swang," the harmonic-laced "Bailey's Lesson," the melodramatic piano joint "The Man Under the Bridge," and the extra-funky 12-minute opus "Still Smokin'."

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