The Stanley Hotel is excited to welcome five-time GRAMMY award-winning bass player, producer, composer, author, and educator Victor Wooten on Friday, January 19th.
On his latest album, Trypnotyx (scheduled for release in September), Victor Wooten recruits world-renowned musicians Dennis Chambers on drums, saxophonist Bob Franceschini, singer Varijashree Venugopal and comedian/voicetrumentalist Michael Winslow, who gained fame in the Police Academy movies.
Not surprisingly, themes from his life thread through Tryptonyx, tying virtuoso performance and life experience together. Winslow’s voice and sound effects à la conjure James Brown and pop throughout the sizzling “Funky D Mix” and recall the night that a kindergarten-aged Wooten saw the Godfather of Soul on stage for the first time. And in “Cupid,” through bucolic textures, a sylvan flute, and spoken exchanges involving Wooten and his children, the horrors of war give way to the promise of redemption through love and music.