Victor Wooten to Release Soundtrack for The Music Lesson… VICTOR WOOTEN will release the soundtrack to his audio book The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music (Tantor Audio) on VIX RECORDS via Compass Records distribution on April 30, 2013. This will be the first time it has been made available on CD.
The print edition of the book is available in 4 languages and is being used in curriculums in universities, high schools and learning institutions around the world. In spring of 2011, the audio book version, available on CD and as a digital download, was a finalist for a prestigious Audie Award in the “Personal Development” category.
The primarily instrumental soundtrack features 31 original tracks of music as scored and performed by Wooten. Additional musicians on the recording include Béla Fleck,Roy Wooten,Joseph Wooten,Howard Levy, Michael Kottand Federica Pena. Once again, the recording is a showcase for Wooten’s writing and scoring capabilities.
Continuing in his unique fashion of delivering musical innovation and thought-provoking compositions, Wooten delivered two new CDs in September of 2012: Words and Tones, a collection of 14 tracks featuring various female vocalists and the instrumental Sword and Stone. The CDs represent the various sides of Wooten’s approach to music, performance and songwriting, highlighted, of course, by searing bass solos that will boggle the mind and definitely satisfy those that thrive on Wooten’s musical as well as technical skills.
Wooten continues to tour heavily with his band, which includes: Wooten on electric, tenor and upright basses, cello, guitar and vocals; Krystal Peterson on vocals, keyboards, flute and drums; J. D. Blair on vocals and drums; Derico Watson on vocals and drums; Anthony Wellington on bass, keyboards, guitar & vocals; Steve Bailey on bass, keyboards, trombone and vocals; and Dave Welsch on bass, trumpet, keyboards and vocals. The ensemble has received rave reviews on their last 3 tours!