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To state the obvious, Wooten is an awesome bass player. He can slap like a maniac, hold a groove like no one else and improvise with awesome skill. His writing of melody is amazing. Now that we've established how awesome Vic really is (which is that he's probably the best electric bass player on the planet right now), let's obtain into this album.Yin-Yang is a very bold project. Wooten has created one disc of instrumental music, and one disc of vocal music. The instrumental items is quite amazing, really exhibiting Vic's musical genius, technical brilliance and outstanding collaboration with a lot of amazing musicians. The second disc has something that the first disc doesn't have, lyrics. Corny lyrics at that. That's the issue with this album. The lyrics are cheesy and silly much of the time. Some of the vocalists don't have much to flaunt either. Especially Tabitha Fair on "Hero" and Allison Taylor on "One." The melody itself is still quite good, but I like Wooten not because I like listening to him as accompaniment, but because he's an awesome player and he shines like the glory of the Lord when he's in the limelight. I want he was in the limelight more often. After hearing the vocal work on this album, I don't know that I'll be able to bring myself about to purchase "Soul Circus."
I rate this at 4-stars because I would have to say that the Yin (instrumental CD) is 5-stars, while the Yang (vocal CD) is 3-stars. The 2-CD set, however, is well worth buying solely for the Yin half. Victor Wooten's awesome compositions, with stellar accompanists like Béla Fleck, Carter Beauford, and Jeff Coffin, create this CD a very fun, enjoyable listen. This comes from both Victor's technical mastery of the bass guitar and his attractive and exciting compositions. Highlights of Yin: "Zenergy," "Resolution," "Joe's Journey," "Imagine This." Yang however, lacks the creative writing that Yin holds. Two highlights are "What Crime Is It?" and "Singing my Song." Both provide a very enjoyable listen. In the end, this CD-set is worth its cost in solely the Yin half, while Yang's few highlights add to its amazing enjoyment.
My wife bought this as a bonus for me because she knows I am a large fan of Victor Wooten, not to mention the fact that I have a Yin-Yang tattooed on my left arm. Unfortunately this disc does not showcase Mr. Wooten at his best. As is mentioned in the other reviews, The "Yin" disc is certainly superior to the "Yang" disc. As has also been mentioned, the songs are generally somewhat mundane, and the tracks featuring his daughter are self-indulgent at best (just for the record, I'm a pediatrician and I love children, but not babbling on what is supposed to be a jazz cd.)Finally, the collection just does not adequately display Mr. Wooten's singularly wonderful talent as a bassist. I listened to this album a lot of times over several months, but as much as I tried to love it, I'd have to conclude that it's just "OK".
"Yin Yang" from living bass legend, the incomparable and inimitable Victor Wooten offers more of that wholesome bass goodness, that we all love and listen in amazement at, combined with a couple of swing-and-miss-like-a-blindfolded-drunkard me of the tracks on this double album, 'Hip Bop', 'Hormones in the Headphones', 'Imagine This", to name a few, are as amazing as anything Wooten has ever produced, being creative, tight, and well composed. Others, namely all the tracks featuring his daughter Kaila, are a bit too creative and not really that nice to listen to. I agree with another reviewer who said, that it is cute, and that those tracks are fun to listen to. Once. They should be on the album of course, but they are easily skipped once you've heard them on most of Wootens albums, a lot of guest performers bring their melody and style to the CD. Worth of unique mention here is the effulgently and incredibly funky Bootsy Collins on "What Crime is it?". That man is the physical manifestation of short: the vocal items on "Yin Yang" isn't all that impressive, but the bass playing is. There's no denying that. In these hi-tech days, just obtain the CD and transfer all but a few of the songs to your MP3 player and off you go with solid funk/soul/jazz/bass in your ears. Definitely recommendable.
I have all of Victor Wooten's solo albums and a bunch of the Flecktones' stuff, and I must say that this is Vic's most polished and mature work yet. Evidently secure in his all-universe status, Vic is more content than ever to apply his superhuman skills to a very "human" enterprise, that is, making MUSIC with substance and taste. A lot of of the songs on this album falls on the "smoother" side of jazz fusion and, thus, will probably disappoint those looking for something more on the edge. Still, Vic and his cohorts play with a level of mastery that none of the smooth-jazz schlock meisters could ever touch. All in all, a very satisfying album, although I agree that it probably could've been distilled to a single rock-solid ose wanting to hear Vic present off his jaw-dropping chops should look elsewhere -- his solo debut "Show of Hands" or the Flecktones "Live Art." Those who wish to hear Vic's skills in a less bass-featured and more musical context should check this album out.