Bass Extremes at the Iridium Jazz Club Sept. 14 - 19


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1650 BROADWAY (Corner of 51st)
NEW YORK, NY 10019
RESERVATIONS: 212-582-2121, www.iridiumjazzclub.com
Set Times at 8, 10 and 11:30 (third set Fri. & Sat.)


Oteil Burbridge joins forces with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey, collectively known as Bass Extremes, to push the envelope of creative musical exploration. Three of the most dynamic and innovative bassists alive come together to create a totally unique concept in Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony. Utilizing their respective cutting edge bass techniques, they transcend the stereotype of “multiple basses" and create a group sound that completely covers the tonal spectrum, from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. From the compositions of Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk, to their fresh original collaborations, Bass Extremes covers a wide musical spectrum. Drummer Deriko Watson will be propelling Bass Extremes as they Swing and they Funk.... and just about everything else in between!

Joining Bass Extremes as a special guest (Friday Only)will be bassist Anthony Jackson one of the masters of the instrument whose credits include Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Leon Pendarvis, Paul Simon, Chaka Khan and Steely Dan.

Victor Wooten is a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as well as a Grammy Award winner and has graced the covers of Bass Magazines the world over. He has been voted Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player Magazine readers for many of the last 10 years. 2005 finds Victor devoting most of his time to The Victor Wooten Band as well as Bass Extremes. Equally comfortable in a band setting or standing alone, Victor is the quintessential solo bassist His often copied, unique style of “thumb-funkin" combined with a sophisticated rhythmic and harmonic sense make Victor............ Victor!!

Steve Bailey cut his musical teeth in the bands of Dizzy Gillespie and Paquito D'rivera. Since then he has made music with an “extreme" variety of artists, ranging from the Rippingtons to David Benoit, Kitaro to Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull to Jon Anderson. Steve was twice voted Bass Player Magazine's Bass Player of the Year runner-up. His amazing dexterity, chordal use of artificial harmonics, and impeccable intonation on the 6-string fretless combined with a bebop/R&R mentality makes for some “fresh" sounds.

Oteil Burbridge is most visible lately with the Grammy Award winning Allman Brothers Band. He is also a founding member of the seminal southern-fusion band, Aquarian Rescue Unit, and tours with Phish member Page McConnell's band, Vida Blue. Voted Bass Player Magazine's Best New Bass Player in 97 confirms Oteil as an innovator on the 6 string bass. Combining his voice with his unique chord style and phrasing, Oteil fronts his own band, The Peacemakers, and collectively they have released 2 CDs.

Derico Watson is a new, rising talent on the drums. A “groove virtuoso" as well as a phenomenal soloist, Derico gels remarkably with the 3 Bassists. New to Nashville, Deriko is the Drummer for the Victor Wooten Band ... and that speaks for itself!

Victor and Steve founded Bass Extremes over 12 years ago and together they have released 3 CDs as well as transcription books and live Videos. Oteil has contributed to the last two projects and has a unique style and voice on his instrument that, combined with Vic and Steve, creates a living example of “Bass Extremes". After several years of Bass Extremes being a side project for these busy musicians, they have dedicated a large part of the next year and a half as a time to “take it to the people." You must..... HEAR it to BELIEVE it!!!!!!!

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