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Eclectica (Tracy Silverman, Kyle Whalum, Roy Wooten) – ‘Streaming Video Soul’


Eclectica - Streaming Video Soul


Super-funky, remarkably flexible and wide open to the moment, the aptly named Eclectica captures magic on the fly on ‘Streaming Video Soul’, its adventurous ArtistShare debut.

Comprised of electric 6-string violinist-vocalist Tracy Silverman, promising young electric bassist Kyle Whalum (son of renowned jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum) and 5–time Grammy Award winning drummer, inventor and visionary Roy “Futureman” Wooten (a charter member of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones) and Steve Forrest, currently playing bass with the band on tour, the rock-fueled Eclectica is the thinking man’s jam band.

Through their album, ‘Streaming Video Soul’, they bring their individual skills to present a unique and genuinely eclectic sound that leaves the listener in a feel good state of mind.

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Few other groups on the jam band scene have the chops and musical depth to quote so freely from Stravinsky one moment to John Coltrane the next, with sly references to the music of The Doobie Brothers, James Brown, Martha & The Vandellas, and Bobbie Gentry while name-dropping the likes of Jimmy Page, Gus Van Zant and Vincent Van Gogh along the way.

And while groove is at the heart of this appealing collection, Eclectica walks a fine line between structure and wild, improvisational abandon on these six scintillating tracks.

As Wooten puts it, “It’s very organic, and the intuitive feeling is strong. We’re creating on the spot so it’s definitely in the jazz tradition, but it has a little bit of that Band of Gypsies feeling too. So I get to bring a little of that Mitch Mitchell/Buddy Miles vibe to it. And what Tracy does with that kind of Jimi Hendrix sound on the violin is something else. You better watch out for that because you might not be ready for that kind of approach.”

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“The greatest living exponent of the electric violin.” – BBC Radio

“Inspiring. Silverman is in a class of his own” – Mark Swed, LA Times

“… fleet agility and tangy expressivity with wailing hints of Jimi Hendrix.” – Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

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