Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Arrival of Victor Feldman

Victor Feldman had first recorded as a leader when he was 13 and a swing-based drummer. In 1957, he moved from his native London to the United States, and by early 1958 (when he was 23) was in great demand as a pianist and vibraphonist. For his second American release and debut for the Contemporary label, Feldman is completely in the spotlight. Joined by the brilliant bassist Scott La Faro (whose playing is a strong reason to acquire the album) and drummer Stan Levey, Feldman performs a mostly boppish set including "Serpent's Tooth," "There Is No Greater Love," Dizzy Gillespie's "Bebop," a Chopin waltz and three of his diverse originals. An excellent showcase for the still-developing Victor Feldman.
Scott Yanow

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Victor Feldman
The Arrival of Victor Feldman


1 Serpent's Tooth (Davis) 3:28
2 Waltz (Chopin) 5:30
3 Chasing Shadows (Feldman) 3:58
4 Flamingo (Anderson, Grouya) 3:18
5 S'posin' (Denniker, Razaf) 4:29
6 Bebop (Gillespie) 2:46
7 There Is No Greater Love (Jones, Symes) 4:24
8 Too Blue (Feldman) 4:13
9 Minor Lament(Feldman) 4:00
10 Satin Doll (Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn) 5:59

Victor Feldman - vbhrp & p
Scott La Faro - b
Stan Levey - dr

Recorded at Contemporary Records' studio, Los Angeles, California ; January 12 & 22, 1958


Collectionist said...

Thanks Mel - thanks for the Scott LaFaro and Victor Feldman!

Kneigh said...

WOW!! What an awesome bass player Mr. LaFaro was!! So sad he had to leave us so early, as just what he gave us in a short time is just monumental!!

Thanx for this one, Melanchthon!!


Baruch said...

E S said...

Hello Mel:

Could you please repost this historically important album.