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Mark Feldman - Sylvie Courvoisier: To Fly to Steal

Read "To Fly to Steal" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Si può essere troppo bravi? Sotto le spoglie di una domanda all'apparenza sciocca si nasconde un'annosa questione. Il virtuosismo come zavorra: da risorsa a limite, da mezzo a fine. Chitarristi che sfrecciano alla velocità della luce senza avere uno straccio di idea. Tastieristi da competizione per musica da circo. Non c'è peggior razza degli inutili virtuosi. Che c'entra Mark Feldman ...

Sylvie Courvoisier – Mark Feldman Quartet: To Fly To Steal

Read "To Fly To Steal" reviewed by Nic Jones

Between the membership of this quartet (Mark Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier, Thomas Morgan, and Gerry Hemingway) embodies the twenty-first century improvising musician. All four members have recorded before and in a variety of situations of wide diversity. They bring all of the experience this implies to a program that stakes out its own territory, and from start ...

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Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman Quartet: To Fly To Steal

Read "To Fly To Steal" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Violinist Mark Feldman and his wife, pianist Sylvie Courvoisier eloquently morph restraint, depth and a contemporary classical touch into the progressive-jazz idiom on this 2010 release. Respectively, the musicians are ceaselessly engaged within the new music style of jazz and improvisation, having recorded for several record labels, spanning several years. No doubt, the duo's venerable artistic ...