Mark Feldman

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

Feldman worked in Chicago from 1973–1980, in Nashville, Tennessee from 1980–1986, in New York City and Western Europe from 1986. He has performed with John Zorn, John Abercrombie, The Masada String Trio, Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, and Billy Hart.

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.

In 2003 he was soloist with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Guus Janssen's Violin Concerto and with the WDR Jazz Orchestra in Concerto for Violin and Jazz Orchestra by Bill Dobbins. At New York's Lincoln Center he performed in duo with pianists Paul Bley and Muhal Richard Abrams.

He has recorded with Michael Brecker, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter and has played on over 100 recordings in New York City as a soloist in contemporary music and modern jazz.

Feldman has released several albums, including Music for Violin Alone (Tzadik, 1995); Book of Tells (Enja, 2000); What Exit (ECM, 2006 with British pianist John Taylor; To Fly to Steal (Intakt, 2010) with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Gerry Hemingway; and Oblivia (Tzadik, 2010) with his wife, Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier. In September 2012, he and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty produced the debut album of Scott Tixier. Feldman wrote the liner notes.

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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
2005 Echoes John Abercrombie, Arthur Blythe, Terri Lyne Carrington, Anthony Cox, Mark Feldman, Gust Tsilis 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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