Mark Feldman

After three albums with John Abercrombie--”Open Land”, “Cat 'n' Mouse”, and “Class Trip”--and the trio recording “Abaton” with Sylvie Courvoisier and Erik Friedlander, this is the first ECM leader date for violinist Mark Feldman.

Feldman is established now as one of jazz's finest string players, but “What Exit” frequently leaves 'jazz' behind, as his pieces--there are eight originals here - establish climates more frequently associated with contemporary composition. At the same time, interaction is paramount in this music and solo skills as crucial as ensemble awareness. Five years ago in an interview with the Boston Globe's Bob Blumenthal, Feldman spoke of his goal as “integration, without it being a frivolous 'crossover' thing--the real organic integration of classical and modern jazz.” “What Exit” takes large steps toward the realisation of this ambition, which is itself the logical outcome of Feldman's idiosyncratic journey through the genres over the last thirty years.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
May26Thu Yelena Eckemoff
Birdland
New York, NY
6:00 PM
$25

Albums

Secrets
Secrets
Tzadik
2009
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What Exit
What Exit
ECM Records
2006
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[no cover]
Book Of Tells
W.E.R.F.
2001
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Music for Piano and Violin
Music for Piano and...
Avant
1999
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[no cover]
Music For Violin Alone
W.E.R.F.
1995
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[no cover]
The Chromatic...
W.E.R.F.
1994
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