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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's little question that Victor Wooten is an ambitious musician. That was evident from his first two records, but Yin-Yang easily reaches farther than any album he has yet made. Spanning two discs, one instrumental and one vocal, Yin-Yang tries a little bit of everything, all underneath a smooth fusion umbrella. There's a bass showcases, worldbeat fusions, bluegrass jazz, smooth soulful jazz with banjos, full-fledged urban soul, songs based around baby gibberish -- a little bit of everything, all given immaculate, glossy production. That clean production not only makes the record sound accessible, but it makes the eclecticism and unpredictable stylistic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's little question that Victor Wooten is an ambitious musician. That was evident from his first two records, but Yin-Yang easily reaches farther than any album he has yet made. Spanning two discs, one instrumental and one vocal, Yin-Yang tries a little bit of everything, all underneath a smooth fusion umbrella. There's a bass showcases, worldbeat fusions, bluegrass jazz, smooth soulful jazz with banjos, full-fledged urban soul, songs based around baby gibberish -- a little bit of everything, all given immaculate, glossy production. That clean production not only makes the record sound accessible, but it makes the eclecticism and unpredictable stylistic fusions sound familiar. Depending on your point of view, that's either a good or a bad thing -- it either means Wooten is welcoming more listeners, or it means that it's not challenging. And that's the strange thing about Yin-Yang -- it's not particularly challenging, yet it is complex and difficult to digest in one sitting. That's largely because there's so much music on the record, but it's also because Wooten's ideas sound better when heard a few cuts at a time. He's a very talented musician and has some great ideas, but a little discipline and editing would make his records more convincing and compelling.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397427423
  • Catalog Number: 974274
  • Sales rank: 12,785

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Imagine This (5:08)
  2. 2 Yinin' & Yangin' (4:36)
  3. 3 Hip Bop (4:03)
  4. 4 Joe's Journey (5:20)
  5. 5 The Urban Turban (2:42)
  6. 6 Tali Lama (5:17)
  7. 7 Zenergy (6:46)
  8. 8 Kaila Speaks (3:00)
  9. 9 Sacred Place (3:46)
  10. 10 Resolution (4:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hormones In The Headphones (4:06)
  2. 2 Yinin' & Yangin' (4:12)
  3. 3 Kaila Raps (4:42)
  4. 4 One (4:54)
  5. 5 What Crime Is It? (4:55)
  6. 6 Go Girl Go (3:18)
  7. 7 Pretty Little Lady (3:34)
  8. 8 Hero (4:42)
  9. 9 Singing My Song (4:43)
  10. 10 Think About That (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Victor Wooten Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Cello, Background Vocals, Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright Bass
Peter Rowan Vocals
Buddy Spicher Violin, Viola
Rod McGaha Trumpet
Steve Bailey Bass
Bootsy Collins Vocals
Kathy Chiavola Vocals
Jeff Coffin Tenor Saxophone
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Béla Fleck Banjo
Jonell Mosser Vocals
Kurt Storey Violin
Kirk Whalum Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Carter Beauford Drums
Future Man Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Theremin, Background Vocals
J.D. Blair Drums, Vocals
Tabitha Fair Vocals
Count Bass D Rap
Park Law Vocals
Dorothy G. Wooten Vocals
Allyson Taylor Vocals
Aseem Hetep Vocals
Michael Kott Cello, Background Vocals
Roger "Rock" Williams Soprano Saxophone
Holly Wooten Background Vocals
Kaila Wooten Vocals
Regi Wooten Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, wah wah guitar
Rudy Wooten Saxophone
Jim Roberts Djembe, Shaker
Billy Contreras Violin
Jonathan Morse Background Vocals
David Blazer Cello
Technical Credits
Randy LeRoy Mastering
Kurt Storey Engineer
Victor Wooten Programming, Producer
J.D. Blair drum programming
Griffin Norman Artwork
Test Department Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Album

    When I first listened this album, I found it so different, with so much styles that I took some time to understand it´s meaning. When it finally got cleared I realize that it´s an amazing album...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Groovin' on an Equalized Plane

    The other Victor Wooten albums astound, this one goes beyond any conceptions and definitions. It's ambitious but not aimlessly sprawling, articulate and intelligent messages abound without becoming preachy--everything is truly ''yinin' and yangin'.'' Victor's solos are toned down a bit more on this album, with the first disc covering jazz ground, while the second disc unleashes a lethal barrage of hard funk grooves. Most notable on disc 1--''Hip Bop,'' a fusion beauty. Disc 2--The incredibly funky ''Hormones in the Headphones,'' ''What Crime Is It'' (with P-Funk alum and funk bass guru Bootsy Collins), and the chaotically tight ''Pretty Little Lady.'' ''Yinin' and Yangin','' the beautiful title track(s) is presented on both discs in keeping with each individual disc's style. The funk rendering contains a rap in it. This album is the one to find, the one to look for, and you'll groove and relax to it simultaneously millions of times.

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