By Steve Newton
At one point in the conversation I asked Tal–realizing that she’d already accomplished a helluva lot for someone still in her twenties–if she could pick one highlight of her career so far.
What followed was really cool, I thought, and said a lot about Wilkenfeld as a serious musician. She thought about that question really hard–so hard that it took her over half-a-minute to respond. Now, I’ve been interviewing musicians steadily since the early ’80s, and I’ve never had anyone take nearly that long to answer a question. She really caught me off guard.
God bless Tal Wilkenfeld.
Have a listen: