"Victor Lemonte Wooten" (born September 11, 1964) is an American virtuoso electric bass guitar player and is regarded by many of his peers as one of the finest players to emerge in the 1990s, if not of all time (he is sometimes referred to as "the Michael Jordan of bass").
The youngest of five brothers, he was taught by his older brother Regi to play bass at age three, and by age five Victor could hold simple bass lines and play gigs. The Wooten Brothers band (Regi, Rudy, Roy, Joseph and Victor) played for many years in the 1970s around Williamsburg, Virginia in the Busch Gardens theme park, as well as opening up for Curtis Mayfield and War. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1988 Victor was immediately recruited by blues and soul singer Jonell Mosser. A year later he was hired by banjo maestro Béla Fleck, along with keyboardist and harmonica player Howard Levy and Victor's brother Roy Wooten (a.k.a. Future Man). Their group, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, became famous first by playing a mixture of jazz, funk, and bluegrass, then later becoming one of the most stylistically free-swinging bands of the modern era. (Levy eventually left the group and was replaced by s...