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VICTOR WOOTEN

PALMYSTERY

2008-04-01

Mr. Wooten is the master bass player but he, nonetheless, has struggled to find his niche as a solo artist. Palmystery is a huge improvement over his last effort. There seems to be a middle ground that has been found, although this album encapsules many different genres and styles while remaining colorful and loose. It would mostly fit a jazz/world combo genre, keeping in mind it does at times gravitate towards funk, fusion, and even gospel. Maybe for his next solo effort, Victor could narrow it down to sound more like a complete piece. All in all, some fabulous tracks here, including a cover of Horace Silver’s “Song For My Father.” Muskegon-native Derico Watson on drums! Stand Out Tracks: #5 Left, Right and Center #7 Miss U #8 Flex #9 The Gospel Reviewed by LaRae WYCE Music Review Committee WYCE Programmer

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