Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones
My dad, a professional musician and professor living in Los Angeles, saw Bela Fleck and the Flecktones recently. I am a huge fan. Huge. In fact, I bought them the tickets as a gift so they would go. Here is his review: “Wow!!!!! I'm a convert--the whole concert was a near religious experience for both of us. Leanne fell in love with Jeff Coffin, I think Victor Wooten is God, and the Tuva Throat Singers blew us away. Phenomenal, unbelievable playing and musicianship. Fleck's banjo playing is incredible--and it's jazz. Wooten did a solo medley of Christmas songs that was gorgeous. After awhile, it's so awesome you just can't clap anymore because your hands hurt.”
I think Victor Wooten is brilliant on the bass. I saw him for the first time at the NAMM– the National Association of Music Merchandisers – trade show a couple of years ago. He closed his set with a breathtaking performance of “Amazing Grace.” Have you heard it? Click Here to check it out on youtube and then let me know what you think.
I’m told Victor actually lives in Connecticut, not too far from Creative Music. Wouldn’t it be a dream to have him in for a clinic? You never know…