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The Spirit of Music
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Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten's inspiring parable of the importance of music and the threats that it faces in today's world. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

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VICTOR WOOTEN, now a five-time Grammy winner, is a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings and tours. Among other accomplishments he is a skilled naturalist, teacher, author, magician, and acrobat and has won every major award given to a bass guitarist including being voted Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine's readers' poll three times (the only person to win it more than once.) In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine voted Victor one of the Top Ten Bassists of all time. Victor has been heralded as "the Michael Jordan of the bass" and "one of the most fearless musicians on the planet."

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"[A] bit like Carlos Castaneda's shamanist tales, a bit like tween fiction, a bit like websites on, say, sonic healing through principles of sacred geometry and-at its best-an enactment of epiphanies told in the ping-pong dialogue. . . . It's a book that stands happily against traditional music pedagogy and canned notions of achievement. This is to its great credit." -Ben Ratliff, The Washington Post

"Wooten, bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, delivers a remarkable fable in which music is dying. . . . This allegorical foray into the power of music is both heartfelt and wildly imaginative. Music lovers will adore this sparkling manifesto." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Part exhortation, part New Age-ish memoir, part philosophical treatise, Wooten's book is full of surprising and illuminating lessons. . . . [An] always rewarding delight for music fans of a mystical bent." -Kirkus Reviews

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