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Mark Feldman: What Exit

Read "What Exit" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Splendido lavoro dello straordinario violinista e compositore Mark Feldman, qui alla guida di un supergruppo che include il pianista John Taylor, il contrabbassista Anders Jormin e il battersita Tom Rainey, questo What Exit è un lavoro che alterna momenti tormentati e drammatici, dalla cifra astrattamente contemporanea - come il lungo e intenso “Arcade”, composto da alternanze ...

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Mark Feldman: What Exit

Read "What Exit" reviewed by Martin Gladu

Only willing individuals like ECM Records founder and producer Manfred Eicher envision releasing recordings like this. Yet again, the Munich-based label starts where others stop: with a disc of contemporary music by a classically-trained violinist turned jazz avant-gardist. As a matter of fact, the jazz world would be incomplete without projects like What Exit. Aided by ...

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Mark Feldman: What Exit

Read "What Exit" reviewed by Robert R. Calder

As an instrumentalist, Mark Feldman is mind-boggling. His violin technique isn't lotsa notes, it's careful phrasing and command of tone, and a huge sound which would have offended some pseudo-classicists of some decades ago. It's “Romantic"! For a classy Feldman performance, try “Father Demo Square" here, with Anders Jormin setting the pace (the bassist may be ...

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Mark Feldman: What Exit

Read "What Exit" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Violin, viola and cello are among the last instruments from the traditional orchestra whose sound is fully accepted in modern jazz. (You can also add oboe and bassoon to the list.) In the process of adaptation, some players of these instruments have distanced themselves from the orchestra. One modern jazz string exponent, Mat ...

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Mark Feldman: What Exit

Read "What Exit" reviewed by John Kelman

If we are the sum of our experiences, then Mark Feldman represents an exceptional aggregate. The classically trained violinist is closely associated with the New York Downtown scene, where there seems to be few, if any, musical boundaries. He may be best known for collaborations with artists like John Zorn, Dave Douglas and John Abercrombie, but ...


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