"But as soon as I started playing bass I knew it was my instrument. I don't even want to play guitar anymore, this is amazing."' Last year Wilkenfeld recorded her debut album, Transformation - a jazz-funk fusion with an off-beat contemporary edge.
She not only performed on the CD - laying down the tracks in two frenetic days at New York's Right Track studios - but arranged and co-produced it as well.
Recorded from 2013 to 2016, Stop Talking contains 14 tracks produced, engineered, and arranged by Price, and features a wide variety of sounds and styles.
Acoustic tracks ("Once Was True") meet electric tracks like the title cut.
Five years later Wilkenfeld is back in Australia - not sad and sorry and looking for a place to stay - but performing on stage with the American jazz legend Chick Corea at his Melbourne concerts.
"He had heard about me and was looking for a bass player and so I sent them some of my stuff.At the age of 16, Tal Wilkenfeld dropped out of high school in Sydney, packed up her possessions and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a musician.Having discovered that school "just wasn't going to work for me", she decided to forge her own path overseas.Shot at TD Garden, Boston MA on Monday, March 7, 2016.Throughout their fifty-two year long career, The Who have had an incredibly rocky relationship with one another and, while they’ve always threatened to break up permanently, they’ve always come back.Reggie: I had the chance to sit down in Simon Phillips recording studio a short while ago and talk to Steve Weingart. I had grand ideas about having different musicians on it from time to time. That core is myself, my wife Renee (Jones), she's playing bass, Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Mike Miller (Bette Midler, Chick Corea, Gino Vanelli) on guitar and Katisse Buckingham playing sax and flute. I didn't feel like we needed to discuss what this persons' role is. I'm not the type of person to shoot myself in the foot. As I said earlier he and I have a lot of the same musical influences. I'm not looking at this like we have to this percentage of writers credit or these many points, or doing this part of the job or that part of the job. And this has been a really successful method so far." Reggie: You just got off the road from a run with Victor Wooten. Reggie: Well how about you playing with some big named Cats? There's really not a whole lot of bigger names out there than those guys.