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  • Tal Wilkenfeld Announces Tour, New Album

    Tal Wilkenfeld Announces Tour, New Album

    Get ready, West Coast: Tal Wilkenfeld has announced a fall tour of California. “I’m excited to announce the California Fall Tour, where I’ll be performing new songs off my upcoming vocal album which I’m releasing early 2018,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see you there!” Wilkenfeld will be joined by drummer Tamir Barzilay and guitarist... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #7: Tal Wilkenfeld

    2016 Reader Favorites – #7: Tal Wilkenfeld

    Tal Wilkenfeld is no stranger to the annual Reader Favorites list. In 2016, Tal shared some of the music she’s working on for her new album, plus opened for The Who on their tour. This brought new attention to some of the Tal features in our archive too, which all added up to placing her... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld Embarks on Fall Tour

    Tal Wilkenfeld Embarks on Fall Tour

    Tal Wilkenfeld will be hitting the road this fall for a tour that will take her up the West Coast. Starting at Phoenix, Arizona’s Musical Instrument Museum, the trek will snake up California before heading through Oregon and Washington. Wilkenfeld and her band will wrap up on October 13th at the Biltmore in Vancouver, British... »

  • Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Women of Ireland

    Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Women of Ireland

    Here’s a great clip of a Jeff Beck Band performance at Madison Square Garden in 2013. The tune, “Women of Ireland”, is a subdued one, featuring some sweet lines by bassist Tal Wilkenfeld. The band also includes Lizzie Ball on violin and Jonathan Joseph on drums. »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

    Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

    Back in March, Tal Wilkenfeld visited Paste Studios in New York and recorded this live performance of “Under the Sun”. Like the Tal’s solo performance of “Chelsea Hotel”, we once again get to experience not only her bass playing, but also her vocals. »

  • The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    2016 is turning out to have some incredible tours for bassists. The Who will be continuing their “The Who Hits 50!” tour with a new North American leg, and they’ve tapped Australian bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to open the shows. Between Pino Palladino in the The Who and Wilkenfeld’s band, these shows are going to... »

  • Herbie Hancock with Tal Wilkenfeld: Actual Proof

    Herbie Hancock with Tal Wilkenfeld: Actual Proof

    Herbie Hancock has never been short on great bassists to play with over his career. Here’s a killer clip of his band being anchored by Tal Wilkenfeld on “Actual Proof” during the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival. Wilkenfeld brings tons of energy to the performance and follows each soloist to support their ideas. She then takes... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

    Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

    We think – as do many readers here – that Tal Wilkenfeld is a killer bassist. Now she’s proving she can sing, too. Wilkenfeld recently launched her own YouTube channel with a solo version of the Leonard Cohen classic “Chelsea Hotel,” taken from a November 9th concert at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.... »

  • Jackson Browne’s Latest Album Showcases Veteran and Young Bassists

    Jackson Browne’s Latest Album Showcases Veteran and Young Bassists

    Jackson Browne has returned with his first album in six years, . The record, which includes a full-band version of one of his oldest songs, 1967’s “The Birds of St. Marks,” also sees him working again with superstar session bassist Bob Glaub, who played on classic Browne albums like “Lawyers in Love”, “Hold Out”, and... »

  • Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo

    Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo

    This month’s transcription is bassist Tal Wilkenfeld’s fantastic solo on the Jeff Beck classic “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”. There are several live recordings of this track, but the one transcribed here is from the Crossroads Guitar Festival from 2007. Download the transcription (PDF) and follow along: Tal’s stellar performance on this track has proved... »