Acclaimed Musician’s Tenth Album TRYPNOTYX First Album in Five Years Recorded With Renowned Musicians Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini (considered the modern messiah of the electric bass guitar.?) NPR All Things Considered Five-time GRAMMY award-winning bass player, producer, composer, author, and educator Produced by Wooten, TRYPNOTYX features legendary drummer Dennis Chambers (Bootsy Collins, Santana), veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini (Mike Stern, Paul Simon), and also features singer Varijashree Venugopal and comedian/voicetrumentalist Michael Winslow (Police Academy). From the sizzling ?Funky D,? which features Winslow?’s voice and sound effects and recalls the night a kindergarten-aged Wooten saw the Godfather of soul on stage for the first time, to ?Cupid,? which features bucolic textures, a sylvan flute, and spoken word exchanges with Wooten and his children, themes from his life thread through the album, tying virtuoso performance and life experience together. ? Named ?one of the Top 10 Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone, he has been voted ?Bassist of the Year? three times by Bass Player magazine reader?s poll, and in February 2017 Huffington Post named him one of ?50 Iconic Black Trailblazers pictured just after President Barack Obama. The youngest of five boys, Wooten began playing music at two years old, and was playing gigs by the tender age of five with the family band, the Wooten Brothers, opening for Curtis Mayfield and War, among others. He first ?wowed music heads? nationwide (Kansas City Star) in 1987, as a founding member of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Not only an accomplished musician, Wooten is also an acrobat, magician, and skilled naturalist, who created Victor Wooten?’s Center for Music and Nature, a 147-acre retreat in Tennessee for people of all ages. As an author, he penned a novel, The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search For Growth through Music, which is now part of the curriculum at The Berklee College of Music, where he is a performance scholar in residence, Stanford University, and other prestigious institutions.