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Tal Wilkenfeld and Steve Ferrone: NAMM Jam 2012
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Tal Wilkenfeld and Steve Ferrone: NAMM Jam 2012

So often at NAMM, the demos are all about chops… pure chops. But when Tal Wilkenfeld and Steve Ferrone took the stage at the EBS booth during the Winter 2012 NAMM show, it was clearly all about the music.

2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #6: Tal Wilkenfeld
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2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #6: Tal Wilkenfeld

Tal Wilkenfeld, last year’s #1 player on No Treble had a less busy year in 2011, but still made the top ten list. The always popular bassist wowed readers with her live performance with Ben Harper and Jackson Browne of “Steal My Kisses“, as well as another live performance with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, playing a medley of “Bolero”,...

Ben Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal Wilkenfeld: “Steal My Kisses” Live
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Ben Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal Wilkenfeld: “Steal My Kisses” Live

When I found out this video existed (much less the performance), I was highly jealous of the entire audience who was able to witness it (Ben Harper + Tal Wilkenfeld!) Luckily, someone in the audience was able to capture it for the rest of us. In this video, Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal perform Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”, which originally...

Tal Wilkenfeld Working on New Album
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Tal Wilkenfeld Working on New Album

After a somewhat quiet period, Tal Wilkenfeld has announced she’s working on a new album with special guests to include Jackson Browne, ex-Journey vocalist Steve Perry, and Mike Elizondo. Wilkenfeld, who raised eyebrows while laying down the low end with Jeff Beck, says she’ll also be displaying her vocal talents on the record. “When I first started I was singing,”...

Jeff Beck Live with Tal Wilkenfeld and Jimmy Page: Bolero, Immigrant Song & Peter Gunn
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Jeff Beck Live with Tal Wilkenfeld and Jimmy Page: Bolero, Immigrant Song & Peter Gunn

This clip is from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance by Jeff Beck, along with Beck’s band (at the time), bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and keyboardist Jason Rebello. Jimmy Page joins the band for the group’s performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”.

Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke Among 2011 Grammy Winning Bassists
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Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke Among 2011 Grammy Winning Bassists

It was another great year for bass players at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The big win of the night came for Esperanza Spalding, who beat out Justin Bieber and others to be the first jazz artist in decades to win the Grammy for “Best New Artist.” Spalding called...

Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers: Tal Wilkenfeld Bass Cover by 13 Year Old Bassist
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Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers: Tal Wilkenfeld Bass Cover by 13 Year Old Bassist

A bassist who goes by the screen name BassGirl5809 started playing bass after hearing Tal Wilkenfeld. The 13 year old has only played for about a year, and is already tackling some tough transcriptions. For this video, BassGirl5809 shares, “I transcribed Tal Wilkenfeld’s entire bass part on Jeff Beck’s ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers’, from the album Performing This Week.....

Tal Wilkenfeld and Jeff Beck: Freeway Jam
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Tal Wilkenfeld and Jeff Beck: Freeway Jam

Here’s a great fan shot video of Tal Wilkenfeld taking a solo during a Jeff Beck concert. Eventually, Beck joins in to help out with the low end… on the same bass. Pretty cool. This leads into a performance of Beck’s “Blue Wind”, from the Wired album.

Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players
Best of 2010, Top Ten

Best of 2010: Top 10 Bass Players

To kick off the new year, we’re celebrating the top 10 most viewed, most searched for bassists on No Treble in 2010. #1. Tal Wilkenfeld For the second year in a row, Tal Wilkenfeld was the most viewed, most searched on bassist No Treble. Tal was busy in 2010, including a tour with Herbie Hancock, sitting in on several albums...

Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List
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Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations are in, and once again it’s been a good year for bassists. Some notable bassists have hit it big this year, including Esperanza Spalding, who is up for Best New Artist, and bass legend Stanley Clarke, whose latest release has garnered him two nominations. This is a historic year for the Grammy Awards, as...

Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Big Block, Live at Ronnie Scott’s
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Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Big Block, Live at Ronnie Scott’s

Taken from the Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s DVD, here’s Jeff Beck, Tal Wilkenfeld (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jason Rebello (keys) performing Beck’s “Big Block”.

Herbie Hancock: “Chameleon” Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2010, with Tal Wilkenfeld
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Herbie Hancock: “Chameleon” Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2010, with Tal Wilkenfeld

Here’s a pretty good video of Herbie Hancock’s newest line-up, shot from a member of the audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival last month. The band is performing a classic from Herbie’s extensive library, “Chameleon”, with Tal Wilkenfeld holding down the low end and even helping Herbie with some equipment issues.