Daily Archives: July 9, 2009

Tal Wilkenfeld and the jazz bass.

img_776869_52132460_1 From Wiki: Wilkenfeld began playing guitar at age 14. Two years later, at the age of 16, she dropped out of high school, saying that “it just wasn’t going to work for me”,[1] and emigrated to the United States. Upon arrival, she studied electric guitar, but within the year made the switch to electric bass guitar[2] at the age of 17. After a matter of a few months, she was offered an endorsement with Sadowsky Guitars, devoted herself to forming a band of her own, and began composing her own material. At age 18 she moved to New York City and began making a name for herself in New York’s jazz clubs.

I first heard her when I watched Paladium, and Jeff Beck’s concert  televised on it. She, in my opinion, is one of the hottest bass players out there. After listening to her, I am one happy individual to know she switched from guitar to bass.  I’m including one of her pieces that should blow away anyone with an interest in jazz fusion. Take a little time and enjoy.


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Thursday, 07/09/09, Public Square

Konza Prairie SunsetIf someone mentions Kansas is flat, uninteresting, without beauty, show them this photo of the sun setting over the Kansas prairie.  🙂

What shall we talk about today?  You name the subject and get it started by sharing your thoughts.



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