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VTT2: Vital Tech Tones, Vol. 2

  • 1. VTT
    2. Subzero
    3. Litigants, The
    4. Puhtainin' Tuh...
    5. Drums Stop, No Good
    6. Catch Me If U Can
    7. Nairobe Express
    8. Who Knew?
    9. Time Tunnel
    10. Chakmool-Ti
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4008

  • Credits
    EngineerMatt Fisher; Abel Acosta; Marc Gordon; T.J. Helmerich; Brian MacDonald; Chad Allan

    Full performer name: Scott Henderson/Steve Smith/Victor Wooten.
    Personnel: Victor Wooten (vocals, bass); Scott Henderson (guitar); Steve Smith (drums).
    Producers: Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, Victor Wooten.
    Recorded at Tommy Tedesco Studio, Los Angeles, California from January 10-24, 2000. Includes liner notes by Bill Milkowski.
    Personnel: Scott Henderson (guitar); Steve Smith (drums).
    Audio Mixer: T.J. Helmerich.
    Liner Note Author: Bill Milkowski.
    Recording information: Tommy Tedesco Studio, Los Angeles, CA (01/10/2000-01/24/2000).
    If you heard the first disc by this trio, you know that Scott Henderson, Steve Smith, and Victor Wooten are not shy about unloading everything in their arsenal in the name of fusion. VTT2 showcases these giants of the electric-jazz world on a new set of high-energy, no-holds-barred works. If you like blazing guitar, popping bass, and thunderous drums, then these boys are sure to give you your fill-and then some.
    Though generally similar in style to the first album, the music on VTT2 goes even deeper. Henderson, Smith, and Wooten are more familiar with each other's abilities, and they're able to push their collective envelope even further. It's also evident that more time was spent on the construction of the tunes, as there is less of a jam-session feel and greater evidence of a planned attack. As one would expect, though, VTT2 holds back nothing. Each musician plays at the height of his already legendary expertise. Highlights-and there are many-include the searing "The Litigants," Smith and Wooten's grooving duet "Drums Stop, No Good," and the self-explanatory "Catch Me if You Can."

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (10/00, pp.78-9) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Illustrates their laudable wares on this energized effort consisting mainly of fragmented themes and riffs sewn together..."
    JazzTimes (11/00, p.71) - "...Pure, shameless, high-volume fun..."
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