Watch: Bassist Victor Wooten plays ‘The Lesson’ in the CPR Performance Studio

May 8, 2015

Wooten, who's probably best known as bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, treated the CPR staff to a rendition of “The Lesson,” a funky song he wrote and recorded for his 2008 disc “Palmystery.” Click the video above to watch.

Wooten plays “The Bass Whisperer: Concerto for Electric Bass and Orchestra” with the Colorado Symphony and departing Resident Conductor Scott O’Neil on Saturday and Sunday. He co-wrote the piece with composer and Colorado native Conni Ellisor.

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Wooten and Ellisor spoke recently with Colorado Matters’ Ryan Warner about how they created a symphonic showcase for the bass guitar -- an instrument rarely in a classical setting.