Victor Feldman

Victor Stanley Feldman ( born April 7, 1934 in London, † May 12, 1987 in Los Angeles ) was an English jazz musician ( vibraphonist, pianist and drummer ).

Feldman was a musical " Wunderkind". He has performed at the age of seven as a pianist professionally, played ten -year in Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band, attended courses at the Royal College of Music and debuted at fourteen as a bandleader. During the 1950s, he made ​​several albums as a vibraphonist, inter alia, for the label Esquire and Tempo.

After a tour with Woody Herman in 1957 he moved to the USA where he worked with Howard Rumsey. Since the late 1950s he worked mainly as a studio musician. In September 1959, he joined with Shelly Manne & His Men at the Black Hawk jazz club in to listen to Shelly Manne & His Men at The Black Hawk.

He worked half a year in 1960-61 with Cannonball Adderley Quintet, then with Stan Getz and Miles Davis took in 1963 with the album Seven Steps to Heaven on. Feldman then focused on studio work; He collaborated with such diverse musicians such as Frank Zappa, Steely Dan or Joni Mitchell. In the 1980s, he led a crossover band (Generation Band), in his son Trevor Feldman participated.


Lexigraphic entries

  • Wolf Kampmann: Reclam Jazz Encyclopedia. Stuttgart 2003.