Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top Ten Bassists of All TimeWatch clips from the winners, including Flea, John Entwistle, Cliff Burton and Victor Wooten
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10. Victor Wooten
Last weekend we asked our readers to pick the top 10 bass players of all time. Coming in at Number 10 is Victor Wooten, of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. In many ways, Wooten picked up where Jaco Pastorius left off when he died in 1982. As the bassist in the Flecktones, Wooten has a funkier style than Pastorius, but both were masters of intricate jazz melodies as well as complex R&B arrangements. Every player in the Flecktones is a master, but when Wooten busts out a solo at a concert every jaw in the audience drops to the ground. He's guested with the Dave Matthews Band numerous times, often delivering an amazing solo on "#41."