“I was in an airport making a connecting flight, and this guy comes up to me: ‘Hey, man, my name’s Bela Fleck. I’m a huge fan, and I want you to hear my CD.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, yeah…’ I’m kind of distracted, you know? So he gave me his CD, which happened to have Victor Wooten on it. I listened to it and was like, ‘Are you kidding me? [Laughs] It was incredible.
“To me, Victor was the next Jaco. He opens up the bass and shows you what the possibilities are with this instrument. There’s so much music inside of him, it's like he can't edit anything he plays; he doesn't need to, really – it goes straight from his brain to the instrument.
“I’ve followed Victor since then, and he’s become a really, really good friend. This album was the wake-up call: ‘Pay attention, everyone! There’s a guy new in town.’”