Violinist Mark Feldman Interviewed at AAJ


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Violinist Mark Feldman started out in Chicago playing classical music and bar gigs before moving on to the Nashville scene. He emerged in New York's “downtown" circle with the likes of Arcado String Trio, trumpeter Dave Douglas, and composer-saxophonist John Zorn. His expressive, classically tinged technique was also sought for studio work with pop acts and film scores. For the last 10 years, he's been integral to guitarist John Abercrombie's quartet and has recorded several discs as a leader. Feldman works in duo with his wife, pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, and the two also co-lead a quartet. This month [June, 2010] they are co-curators at The Stone, performing in many of their projects and presenting some musical compatriots.

AAJ Contributor Sean Patrick Fitzell spoke with Feldman recently, about his two recent releases with Courvoisier - To Fly To Steal (Intakt, 2010) and Oblivia (Tzadik, 2010)--his now decade-plus long relationship with Abercrombie, and a discography so long and varied that even the violinist is having trouble remembering them all.

Check out Mark Feldman: Taking an Eclectic Path at AAJ today!

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