Mark Feldman

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Mark Feldman
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Background information
Born (1955-07-17) July 17, 1955 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Jazz, avant-garde
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments violin
Labels Tzadik, Enja, ECM
Associated acts Sylvie Courvoisier

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.

Discography[edit]

As leader/co-leader[edit]

With Arcado String Trio

As sideman[edit]

With Yelena Eckemoff

With John Abercrombie

With Muhal Richard Abrams

With Tim Berne

With Uri Caine

With The Chromatic Persuaders

  • The Chromatic Persuaders (Konnex, 1994)
  • Extrospection (Timescraper, 1998)

With Sylvie Courvoisier

With Dave Douglas

With Billy Hart

With Marc Ribot

With They Might Be Giants

With Tom Varner

With John Zorn

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