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Victor Wooten Trio 10.1.17

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA

Words & Photos by Erica Garvey


“We all have dreams. One day I’m going to be an adult.” – Victor Wooten

The overwhelming impression emanating from the first few notes of the Victor Wooten Trio’s performance was the sparse band’s mighty sound. Not sparse in the sense of talent, but a trio of bass, drums, and saxophone is not the most common instrumentation used to bring down the house. Performing six consecutive shows at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Victor Wooten Trio brought together Dennis Chambers on drums, Bob Franceschini on saxophone, and the one and only Victor Wooten on bass.

I attended the final performance of the group’s Jazz Alley run on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The evening’s performance was characterized by effortless transitions from full-throttled energetic bass/sax duets to slow Miles Davis-esque jams, with many a creative drum solo thrown in. The collection of drums and five cymbals was large enough to keep one-and-a-half …

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