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Herbie Hancock: The Imagine Project
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Herbie Hancock: The Imagine Project

Herbie Hancock’s latest album, The Imagine Project, is a project that in many ways mirrors Hancock’s 2005 mega-hit, Possibilities. The album blends pop and jazz together with the help of a large and all-star cast of musicians such as Dave Matthews, Pink, John Legend, Seal, Jeff Beck and many others. Several bassists contributed to the project, including Marcus Miller (tracks...

Concerts & Tours, Player News

Tal Wilkenfeld Breaks from New Album to Tour with Herbie Hancock

After announcing her work on several upcoming albums, Tal Wilkenfeld revealed that she will be joining Herbie Hancock on the road as he tours in support of his newest effort, The Imagine Project. Wilkenfeld broke the news on her Facebook page, adding that to do so, she will be taking a break from making her new album. The tour will...

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Tal Wilkenfeld Featured on Three Upcoming Releases

Tal Wilkenfeld has announced she will be featured on three upcoming albums. The Australian bass phenom has been busy working in the studio with Herbie Hancock, Macy Gray, and Lee Ritenour on their latest projects. Herbie Hancock’s The Imagine Project sees Wilkenfeld collaborating on the songs “A Change is Gonna Come” (featuring James Morrison), and “Don’t Give Up” (featuring John...

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Jeff Beck: Emotion & Commotion, with Tal Wilkenfeld and Vinnie Colaiuta

Jeff Beck has released his first studio album in seven years, Emotion & Commotion. Recorded late last year, Emotion & Commotion features Beck’s recent touring line up, including Tal Wilkenfeld on bass, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Jason Rebello on keyboards, as well as a 64-piece orchestra and trio of singers. Beck is currently on tour with a new rhythm...

Bass Videos

Chick Corea Trio with Frank Gambale, Antonio Sanchez and Tal Wilkenfeld: Lenore

Here’s a 2007 performance of the Chick Corea Trio with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld and drummer Antonio Sanchez, joined by guitarist Frank Gambale. The performance took place at the Melbourne Jazz festival.

Rhonda Smith to join Jeff Beck’s tour in 2010
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Rhonda Smith to join Jeff Beck’s tour in 2010

Jeff Beck has put together a new rhythm section for his upcoming tour dates in Europe and the U.S. Bassist Rhonda Smith and drummer Narada Michael Walden take the spot filled by Tal Wilkenfeld and Vinnie Colaiuta for the last few years for this part of the tour. Smith is best known for her work with Prince, and her funky...

Bass Jam: Tal Wilkenfeld, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Oteil Burbridge, J.D. Blair
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Bass Jam: Tal Wilkenfeld, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Oteil Burbridge, J.D. Blair

Here’s a great clip from a Victor Wooten / J.D. Blair concert, where the group is joined by Tal Wilkenfeld, Steve Bailey, and Oteil Burbridge. As Vic says, Bailey is playing an original 6-string Carl Thompson bass for the first time.

Events

WesFest 5 Benefit Concert announced, with Tal Wilkenfeld

Bryan Beller recently updated us on the next WesFest Benefit Concert, now in its fifth year. The concert is in honor of Wes Wehmiller, a Berklee grad and good friend of Beller who passed away in 2005 from thyroid cancer. Each year, the concert raises funds for a scholarship endowed in Wehmiller’s name at Berklee. The scholarship winner from the...

Bass Videos

Jeff Beck & Tal Wilkenfeld: Big Block

There have been many videos circulating of bassist Tal Wilkenfeld with Jeff Beck, and we’ve covered a few. This one, a live performance of “Big Block” during the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago might just be our favorite:

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Performing This Week: Jeff Beck DVD with Tal Wilkenfeld [new release]

Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott’s, a DVD performance filmed during a series of 2007 performances at Ronnie Scott’s club in London. The band includes Tal Wilkenfeld on bass, with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, and Jason Rebello on keyboards, and guest appearances by Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton. Interviews with each of the band members are included...

Concerts & Tours

Tal Wilkenfeld tour update (Australia)

Tal Wilkenfeld is currently on tour with Jeff Beck, with upcoming dates in Australia. Jan 26th & 27th, 2009 at 8pm: the Palais Theatre in Melbourne, Victoria Jan 29th, 2009 at 8pm: Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland Jan 30th, 2009 & 31st at 8pm: Enmore Theatre in Sydney, New South Wales Jan 31st & Feb 1st, 2009 at 8pm:...

Tal Wilkenfeld: Live Bass Solo
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Tal Wilkenfeld: Live Bass Solo

Here’s Tal Wilkenfeld again, this time playing an awesome solo while performing with Jeff Beck, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Jason Rebello: