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by AAJ Staff
On his Hillsboro debut, Broadway veteran Antoine Silverman combines the best of that stage with music from other stages in his life and the life of the music he loves. Having played violin since age three, Silverman has had much time to get his musical act together and, for the most part, the act is worthy of applause. From Great American songs like Mercer and Arlen’s Come Rain or Come Shine" and Rodgers and Hart’s Bewitched" to Horace Silver’s more ...read more
by Joel Roberts
Antoine Silverman's singular gifts as a musician, as well as his choice of the violin as his musical voice, lend his work both a freshness and a familiarity that reaches well beyond a traditional jazz audience. The violin is such an unusual instrument for jazz that it almost inherently lends itself to new approaches and ideas in whatever I play," Antoine explains. At the same time, because of the prominence it's always had in country and bluegrass music, ...read more
by Joel Roberts
A classically trained violinist who spent time as a bluegrass and country musician in Nashville and currently earns a living in New York backing up pop stars like Sinead O'Connor and Moby, Antoine Silverman has certainly made his mark outside the jazz world. But for an artist with such an eclectic resume, Blue Moods , Silverman's second release as a leader on Hillsboro Jazz, is a surprisingly straight-ahead jazz effort, though one with the potential for mainstream appeal.Silverman's ...read more