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curb your enthusiasm
on October 28, 2009
I've played bass guitar all of my life and after seeing the Jeff Beck dvd,"Live at Ronnie Scott's", I went online to learn more about his bassist Tal Wilkenfeld. (I was playing in a band that covered some of the tunes from BeckBogartandAppice when that was released long ago, so I have an appreciation for high level technicians on guitar and bass.) When I discovered Tal's cd,"Transformation", I enthusiastically bought it. She is a marvelous bassist and surrounds herself with a talented ensemble, and the work is technically impressive, BUT the cd as a whole lacks the passion that is so prevalent in her performance with Beck. "Live at Ronnie Scott's" had me on the edge of my seat listening with hunger and anticipation while "Transformation" makes for good background music, at least it becomes background music to me because it doesn't captivate me. The passion and emotion in Beck's performance is lacking in Tal's solo project. I lent it to the fellow who lent me Beck's dvd and he had the same impression.