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Victor Feldman - Part 5: The Final Years, 1978-87

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Looking back to 1978, it's hard to believe that in less than 10 years, Victor would no longer be with us.

Woody Herman was never out of Victor's musical life. His career in the States had begun when he ...

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Victor Feldman - Part 4: The Artful Dodger, 1967-1977

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During the decade in question, due to the responsibilities of establishing myself in a career outside of music and because of the obligations of a growing family, I did not see Victor as often.

Fortunately for me, he ...

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Victor Feldman - Part 3: Miles & Beyond

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“His keyboard technique is above reproach and is matched by his brilliance on vibes and drums; his knowledge of rhythms and meters, and the possibilities inherent in combining melodic lines with percussion expressions, greatly expounds the sounds of any group ...

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Victor Feldman - Part 2: From Cannonball to Russia

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As to the title of this piece, I thought about calling it “Part 2: The Cannonball Years," but since Victor was with Cannonball for only less than a full year, I thought that might be overstating things a ...

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Victor Feldman - Part 1: The Arrival

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Mentioning my name in the same context as that of Gene Lees, the esteemed jazz writer, might be the height of presumption on my part, but in doing so in this instance, I intend to use it only as the ...