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  • Mark Feldman (2009)

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    Mark Feldman has lived a double life since his graduation from medical school in Lausanne, Switzerland. By day, he’s a gastro-enterologist with a practice in Kingston, NY. But by night you’ll find him in the jazz clubs, and half a dozen times a year you’ll find him in this or that prestige recording studio pursuing his avocation as a jazz record producer.

    He got his start in the latter business in the early 1980s when he began Uptown Records with an old colleague (similarly afflicted, it appears, with this double life). Towards the end of that decade, he began Reservoir Music, which over the past 20 years has released a slow but steady series of recordings—the count now at about the century mark—by musicians whose only common connection, apart from their quality, is the fact that Mark likes them personally and their work professionally.

    It’s easy to see that Mark is a fan of the baritone saxophone (Reservoir has recordings by Pepper Adams, Nick Brignola and Gary Smulyan), and that he is a particular fan of the jazz piano from Reservoir’s “New York Piano Series”, which features the likes of Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, John Hicks, Steve Kuhn, Jay McShann, Jon Mayer, Hod O'Brien and Rob Schneiderman.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Jay McShann and John Hicks The Missouri Connection Sweet Lorraine (Reservoir)
    # 2 Lester Young Lester Young and the Piano Giants Just You, Just Me (Verve)
    # 3 Coleman Hawkins The Genius of Coleman Hawkins The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise (Verve)
    # 4 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Alone in San Francisco Remember (Riverside)
    # 5 Bill Evans Everybody Digs Bill Evans Tenderly (Riverside)
    # 6 Miles Davis Workin' Half Nelson (Prestige)
    # 7 Horace Silver Six Pieces of Silver Señor Blues (Blue Note)
    # 8 J.R. Monterose and Tommy Flanagan ... And a Little Pleasure Vinnie's Pad (Reservoir)
             
    Book Barack Obama, "Dreams from My Father"
             
    Luxury Item A case of Château Lafite-Rothschild
    Castaways by date
    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun