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The Arrival Of Victor Feldman

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Serpent's Tooth
  2. Waltz
  3. Chasing Shadows
  4. Flamingo
  5. S'Posin'
  6. Bebop
  7. (There Is No) Greater Love
  8. Too Blue
  9. Minor Lament
  10. Satin Doll


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 10, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Original Jazz Classics
  • ASIN: B00000605A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on July 28, 1998
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Victor Feldman's debut is auspicious! This trio, with the great bassist Scott LaFaro and the sensitive drummer Stan Levey, shows fresh versions of standards and a jazzy waltz written by Chopin. Feldman's re-harmonizations and creative solos on piano & vibes are wonderful. You must check it now! Brunno Townsend (Pianist, Composer, Arranger & Producer)
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Although I wouldn't have minded fewer tunes and longer solos, count this recording a win-win. Les Koenig's Contemporary label made beautifully "imaged" recordings--not the dimensionless, "flat," in-your-face Van Gelder sound of the East Coast Blue Note label but three-dimensional, spacious, inviting sound that captures a piano or acoustic bass as well as any recordings made in 2008.

Listen to the grit and gristle of each note played by Scottie LaFaro (today, practically all acoustic bass players sound the same--lots of volume and little personality or character, whether due to the player's set-up, studio equipment, or the mixing). Feldman's piano is not as developed as his vibes work at this early stage in his career, so there's lots of space (and solo room) for LaFaro's majestic sound and unstoppable drive. In fact, it's probably no exaggeration to say the date is as much Scottie's as Victor's. The latter makes a favorable impression; the former puts on a clinic! Not to be missed by any acoustic bass player or admirer (the recorded sound of the bass at Contemporary records is, as usual, unequalled).

Feldman shows why he was considered a prodigy, someone who was quickly welcomed on competitive American soil, where he quickly found employment in the L.A. studios as well as with groups such as those of Cannonball and Miles. He's supremely melodic, with fresh voicings and a unique take on Red Garland's block-chorded style (it's unfortunate the latter was given few opportunities outside the studios of Blue Note and Prestige). This is a "musician's album," meant to impress the kind of listener who can appreciate a great solo by Bird, Diz, or Bud.
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I have enjoyed this LP for many years now. It was recorded in 1958

and these three GREAT musicians are no longer with us: the virtuoistic VICTOR FELDMAN/Piano & Vibes, the rock solid bassist SCOTT LAFARO and the impeccable STAN LEVY on drums. This is much more than a casual listen and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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This is a classic jazz recording. Feldman plays both piano and vibes beautifully, and Stan Levey is impeccable, as usual. But Scott LaFaro steals the show. The kid was amazing. This is also one of the coolest album covers of all time.

Check out Dizzy Gillespie's "Bebop," which is the fastest tempo I've ever heard. Legend has it that Feldman wanted to do it slower, but Stan insisted on a breakneck tempo.
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Victor Feldman, a brilliant vibraphonist & painist from Britain 'arrives' with his first American release. Adding to the fun is legendary bassist, Scott LaFaro, at age 22 in one of his first small-group recordings (before he hooked up with Bill Evans).

While Feldman stands tall on his own merits, fans of LaFaro will be interested to hear him playing a slightly more straight-ahead style, with his unique 'voice' just beginning to develop.

We shouldn't forget Stan Levey on drims either. All in all, a great trio and a lovely album.
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Scott Lafaro probably does steal the show here. This is a tremendous recording, from 1958.
The track "Too Blue" probably is the best recording of a bass player that I have ever heard. I highly recommend The Arrival of Victor Feldman.
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