Saturday, April 10, 2010
Victor Wooten with Prasanna
I went for a "Victor Wooten with Prasanna featuring Dr. S. Karthick & Bangalore Amrit" concert yesterday, presented by a new music school in Chennai, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music.
The concert seemed to be a promotion for the school and Prasanna's new album "Be the Change" but at least we got to hear Wooten. If Mr. Prasanna had only left the marketing out of the music, and let the music speak for itself, my experience would have been 10 on 10. It should have truthfully been called the "Prasanna using Victor Wooten for Marketing of the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music" concert -- ok that's a little mean.
Moving on to the music, Dr. S. Karthick on the Ghatam and the Morshanq for a bit was excellent! He's quite a sweet entertainer and a worshiper of Victor-bhai. Bangalore Amrit, on the Kanjira/Gangira, is also quite a talent and seemed to be enjoying his new playmates.
Victor of course was freakin' awesome. He really does play bass like no one else. A video to illustrate my point. If you missed him this time, don't miss the next.