Mark Soskin

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Mark Soskin
Birth nameMark Samuel Soskin
Born (1953-07-12) July 12, 1953 (age 66)
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, music educator, clinician, arranger
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1972 – present
Websitewww.marksoskin.com

Mark Samuel Soskin (born 1953) is an American jazz pianist based in New York City.[1][2]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Rhythm Vision, Prestige (1980); OCLC 27058423
  • Overjoyed, Jazz City (1991); OCLC 724777884, 472123262, 658276396
  • Views From Here, King (1992); OCLC 474652801, 725181632, 470995873
  • Calypso & Jazz Around the Corner, King (1993); OCLC 724894123
  • Live at Vartan Jazz, Vartan Jazz (1996); OCLC 764636070
  • Five Lands: Cinqueterra, TCB Records (1998); OCLC 724867275, 605711313
  • Homage To Sonny Rollins, White Foundation[i] (2003); OCLC 474446767, 61199373
  • 17 (Seventeen), TCB Records (2007); OCLC 767807850
  • One Hopeful Day, Kind of Blue (2007);[a] OCLC 166904701, 482170406, 725563746
  • Man Behind The Curtain, Kind of Blue (2009); OCLC 430062953, 759886232
  • Nino Rota, Piano Solo, Kind of Blue (2012);[b] OCLC 768179732
  • "Mark Soskin Quartet Live At Smalls," (2015) smallsLive sl-0049
  • " Hearts and Minds," (2017) Steeplechase-0050
  • “ Upper West Side Stories” (2018) SteepleChase-31858

As co-leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

Note: † signifies a Grammy nomination.

Filmography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Jeremy and Kim White Foundation is a UK charity founded by Jeremy N. White and Kim Marie White; it supports the performing arts, particularly excellence in jazz, ballet, and access to ballet education for young people. In 2002, the foundation launched the Vevey Youth Ballet in Vevey, Switzerland, and the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival, which as of 2004, has been held at the London Jazz Festival. ("White Foundation World Saxophone Competition Moves to London," All About Jazz Publicity, June 67, 2004)
  2. ^ TanaReid was the name of a quintet co-led by drummer Akira Tana (born 1952) and bassist Rufus Reid
  3. ^ Tenor saxophonist Eric L. Wyatt (born 1961) is the son of the late tenor saxophonist Charles Wyatt, who was a childhood friend of Sonny Rollins; Rollins is Eric's godfather

Album reviews

  1. ^ Review: "Mark Soskin, One Hopeful Day," by John Fordham, The Guardian, July 6, 2007
  2. ^ "Best Releases of 2012," by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz (www.allaboutjazz.com), December 21, 2012

General references

  1. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd ed.) ("Soskin in Vol. 3 of 3), bio by Gary W. Kennedy, dictionary edited by Barry Dean Kernfeld, Macmillan Publishers, London (2002); OCLC 46956628
  2. ^ "Profile: Mark Soskin," by William F. Milkowsky (born 1954), Down Beat, Vol. 56, No. 1, January 1989, pg. 48

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