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Bass wars

I concur that Victor Wooten is amazing. But Les Claypool is amazinger

3 Responses to “Bass wars”

  1. Chris Byrne Says:

    I disagree, but only in that I don’t think you can compare them.

    Victor Wooten is about the greatest jazz funk bassist of all time. Claypool is completely uncharacterizable.

    I’ve seen them both live more than a dozen times, with various accompaniment, and I’d say that wooten is a better band mate, and a better musician overall; but Claypool is a more inspired solo player.

  2. SayUncle Says:

    True, they’re not comparable stylistically but I like claypool’s style better because it’s different. I caught primus live at lollapolooza (sp?) and Les came out and jammed with alice in chains. He plays very well even when not playing primus.

  3. My Quiet Life » Donny Hathaway Live Says:

    […] Uncle proposes that Les Claypool is amazinger than Victor Wooten — though the consensus in the comments is where I stand as well. For my money, though, there’s no better bass player than Willie Weeks. His bass solo on “Voices Inside (Everything is Everything) from Donny Hathaway’s Live is my favorite bass solo of all time. It lacks the technical wizardry of someone like Claypool or Wooten, but it’s way more fun. It’s funky, playful, and creative.. […]