Mark Feldman

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Mark Feldman (born 1955 in Chicago) is an American jazz violinist.

Feldman worked in Chicago from 1973 to 1980, and in Nashville, Tennessee from 1980 to 1986. He worked in New York City and Western Europe from 1986. Feldman often works with John Zorn, Sylvie Courvoisier, John Abercrombie, The Masada String Trio, Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, and Billy Hart. He has played on recordings by Michael Brecker, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter. At New York's Lincoln Center he played in duo with pianists Paul Bley and Muhal Richard Abrams. In 2010 Feldman Released two Recordings. "Oblivia" a duo recording of original music with pianist/composer Sylvie Courvoisier on Tzadik Records. "To Fly To Steal" with the Mark Feldman/Sylvie Courvoisier Quartet Featuring Bassist Thomas Morgan And Drummer Gerry Hemmingway on The Swiss Label Intakt. In 2006, Feldman's recording What Exit was released on ECM,which featured British Pianist John Taylor. In 1995 he released Music for Violin Alone, a collection of his Improvisations for Solo Violin, on Tzadik Records. In 2000 he released Book of Tells on Enja Records, a recording of his compositions for string quartet.

In Chicago he was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and played in many bar bands in Chicago. He played on over 200 recordings in Nashville as a studio musician, was a member of the Nashville Symphony, and was a member of the touring groups of country western entertainers Loretta Lynn and Ray Price.

He has played on over 100 recordings in New York City as a soloist in contemporary music and modern jazz.

In 2003 he was soloist with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Guss Janssen’s Violin Concerto and with the WDR Jazz Orchestra in Concerto for Violin and Jazz Orchestra by Bill Dobbins. Live video clips with the John Abercrombie Quartet and with the Masada String Trio can be viewed on the website YouTube.

In September 2012, Feldman co-produced with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, the debut album of Scott Tixier by writing the liner notes for the release on Sunnyside Records.

Feldman is married to the Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Arcado Mark Dresser, Mark Feldman & Hank Roberts 1
1994 The Chromatic Persuaders Mark Feldman / Lindsey Horner / Neal Kirkwood / Tom Rainey 1
1995 Haiku Michael Jefry Stevens & Mark Feldman 1
1997 Music for Violin Alone Mark Feldman 1
1999 Music for Violin and Piano Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier 1
2000 Theremin Noir Rob Schwimmer / Uri Caine / Mark Feldman 1
2001 April Shower Satoko Fujii with Mark Feldman 1
2001 Book of Tells Mark Feldman 1
2006 Malphas: Book of Angels, Volume 3 Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier 1
2006 What Exit Mark Feldman 1
2009 Secrets Mark Feldman, Uri Caine, Greg Cohen & Joey Baron 1
2014 Birdies for Lulu Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet with Scott Colley & Billy Mintz 1

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