Thoughts On The Dead

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You Just Tal, That’s Just About All

There’s not many pictures with Oteil where he’s not the hands-down best bass player. In this shot, he might be, but he also might not. That’s Australia’s Tal Wilkenfeld, who broke out playing with Jeff Beck at the age of, like, 13 or something.

Check her out:



  1. Saw Tal sit in with the Brothers at the Beacon about 10 or so years ago. It was the fastest Elizabeth Reed in years, she was so psyched to be on that stage. She rocked a bass solo before the coda and when she was done, Oteil threw up his water bottle in jubilance.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      June 3, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      First time I saw her was the Ronnie Scott performance with Jeff Beck. How much of a motherfucker do you have to be to be the stand-out in a group with Jeff Beck and Vinnie Colaiuta?

      Plus, she has awesome hair.

  2. Holy Shit. She’s amazing. Got that rock ‘n roll face going already.

    Still love me some Oteil, I’ll be seeing him in a few weeks. He’s always so damn happy. I just ignore the horribly insensitive cultural appropriation he’s displaying.

  3. Wow, thanks for the Tal heads up !!

    Did not know about her.

  4. Morning Deuce

    June 4, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    That title tho

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