Tapestry at 25: bass player Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten is considered one of the best bass players alive. His soulful conversation with Tapestry host Mary Hynes, punctuated by some exceptional bass-playing, is one our bass-playing host has never forgotten.
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Some people call him the greatest bass player alive. So when Victor Wooten finally agreed to write a book about music — about learning how to play — musicians were drooling.

And what does Wooten come out with? A book about... spirituality.  

Wooten's book, The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search For Growth Through Music, centres on a mysterious teacher named Michael, a mystical guide who helps musicians forge a deeper connection with their craft — and their souls.

Wooten brought that soulful wisdom with him when he came to our CBC studio in New York City to be a guest on Tapestry

This feature interview with Wooten is a rich conversation punctuated by some of the finest bass-playing you will ever hear. The episode was originally broadcast in March 2009. And Tapestry's bass-playing host, Mary Hynes, has never been quite the same.

We're reprising that conversation for her — and also for you — as part of Tapestry's 25th anniversary celebrations.