Happy Birthday Oscar Feldman

June 12, 1961

 

A birthday tribute to a fine tenor-saxophonist

Oscar Feldman, a master of the alto-sax, tenor and soprano, was born in Argentina and attended Conservatorio Provincial de Musica.

He had a long association with Hermeto Pascoal, worked with Dino Saluzzi, and became a studio musician in Buenos Aires, appearing on many recordings.

In the 1990s Feldman attended and graduated from the Berklee College Of Music, was a member of the United Nation Orchestra led by Paquito D’Rivera, and moved to New York.

Feldman, who is on the faculty of the New York Jazz Academy, has worked with such notables as Al DiMeola, Eumir Deodato, Jeff “Tain Watts,” Alex Acuna, and Bebo Valdes in addition to the Caribbean Jazz Project; he has also led a couple of impressive CDs of his own: El Angel and Oscar e Familiar.

Oscar Feldman is featured playing tenor on Benny Golson’s “Blues March,” blowing the roof off and clearly inspired by the presence of Golson.

-Scott Yanow

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