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Victor Feldman on vibes

Victor Feldman on piano
Victor Feldman was born in Edgware in April 1934. He was a child prodigy playing drums professionally from the age of seven and quickly became a multi-instrumentalist playing piano (from the age of nine), vibes (from the age of fourteen), drums and percussion as well as composing and arranging for his bigger ensembles. His family were all musical and his father founded the Feldman Swing Club, (aka No. 1 Rhythm Club), in London in 1942 to show off the talents of his gifted son. His first professional appearance was playing drums at No 1 Rhythm Club as a member of the Feldman Trio with brother Robert on clarinet and Monty on piano accordian. In 1944 he was featured at a concert with Glenn Miller's AAAF band, featured inevitably as "Kid Krupa". Carlo Krahmer encouraged Feldman to play the vibes which he did first in the Ralph Sharon Sextet and later in the Roy Fox band. He worked in India in 1952 and 1953 in a band led by pianist Eddie Carroll. On his return to England he played for a while in Ronnie Scott's Orchestra.

By now his massive musical talent was so obvious that he decided to try his luck in the US and emigrated in September 1955 to join Woody Herman. He was a significant contributor to the UK jazz scene and made a number of records in various musical settings, returning from time to time to record with Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes and Jimmy Deuchar, for the Tempo label. Iin 1957 he settled in Los Angeles permanently and was lost to the British jazz scene. He achieved considerable success in America eventually working in the specialized lucrative session work for the US film and recording industry.
A good cross section of his work is available on CD. He recorded with a number of groups of differing sizes but his own big band, assembled for the studio, was the most interesting. Using his own themes and his own arrangements together with first class musicians the listener hears something original. He died in 1987, following an asthma attack at his home in California, at the early age of 53, two and a half years after the death of his wife.

Feldman Swing Club

In the December 1944 edition of "Gramophone" magazine Steve Bartlett has located details of what is probably Victor Feldman's first recording date. The record is not listed in "Lord's Jazz Discography". A review of the record is included:
"This disc is dealt with in this section mainly to enable enough to be said to draw your attention to one of the most astonishing youngsters of the moment. The youngster is Victor Feldman, a ten year old London child whose prowess as a swing drummer has created a sensation whenever he has appeared in public. He is a pupil of Max Bacon, the well-known ex-Ambrose drummer, but Max would be the first to agree that Victor�s talent is for the most part natural. He has an innate sense of rhythm that enables him to punch out the most complicated swing beats with a tempo and conviction that would not disgrace a star veteran. The pity is that one does not, in these records, have a chance of hearing him in more suitable company. His two elder brothers, Robert and Monty, may be said to be good enough amateur musicians, provided that one means by musician the ability to play swing phrases with a reasonable sense of style. But what they play, as distinct from the way they play it, is no more a credit to them than it is a suitable background for Victor. It is little more than an extravagant and often rather rambling succession of swing licks which far from having any recognisable form, often prevent one even from being able to follow the trend of the tune on which they are supposed to be extemporising. But even this can�t put young Victor off his stroke..."

Victor Feldman Trio - November 4th, 1944 (Parlophone F2050)
Robert Feldman (clt), Monty Feldman (acc), Vic Lewis (g), Bert Howard (b), Victor Feldman (d).
Drummin' Man/Sweet Georgia Brown.
(Two other titles were released on Parlophone F2070 - Cooling Off/Zanzibar. The recording date and personnel are probably as above.) These two tracks have been issued on a Nostalgia Direct compilation CD titled Drum Crazy.

Victor Feldman Quartet - February 17th, 1948 (Esquire)
Johnny Dankworth (clt), Eddie Thompson (p), Bert Howard (b), Victor Feldman (d).
Mop Mop*#^/Ladybird*#/Quaternity*/Moonlight in Vermont*/Gone With The Wind*.
(*Charly/Esquire 4 CD box set - bebop IN BRITAIN - issued in 1991 currently only available second hand...)
(#Hallmark CD - Basement Bop - British jazz in the 1950s)
(^Salvo 4CD Box set - I Hear Music - A Celebration of the Life and Work of Cleo Laine & John Dankworth)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Jazz in Britain 1919 - 1950)

Ralph Sharon Sextet - March 27th, 1950 (Melodisc)
Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Ralph Sharon (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Pete Chilver (g), Jack Fallon (b), Martin Ashton (d).
Burman's Bauble*/Boptical Illusion*/I've Got You Under My Skin/There's A Small Hotel.
(*Jasmine CD - Bop-In' Britain - Vol 1)

Ralph Sharon Sextet - August 29th, September 14th, 1950 (Melodisc)
Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Ralph Sharon (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Dave Goldberg (g), Jack Fallon (b), Martin Ashton (d).
The Way You Look Tonight/A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square/The Very Though Of You/Sloppy Joe.

Ralph Sharon Sextet - January 9th, 1951 (Melodisc)
Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Ralph Sharon (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Alan Metcalfe (g), Bert Howard (b), Martin Ashton (d).
Heart And Soul/You Go To My Head/Two Sleepy People/Stalking The Stork.

The 1951 Melody Maker All-Stars - February 3rd, 1951 (Esquire)
Kenny Baker (tp), Gordon Langhorn (tb), Ronnie Chamberlain, Henry McKenzie (cl), Ronnie Scott (ts), Johnny Dankworth (as), Dave Shand (bs), Victor Feldman (vib), Ralph Sharon (p), Ivor Mairants (g), Charlie Short (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Brand's Essence*/Marshall's Plan*.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(*Acrobat CD - Ronnie Scott Not So Fast - The Complete Esquire Recordings 1951)

Tommy Pollard's Downbeat Five - April 18th, 1951 (Esquire S318 (all titles)
Spike Robinson (as), Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
East Of The Sun (2 takes)/Just Friends (2 takes)/Lover Come Back To Me (2 takes)/The Way You Look Tonight (2 takes).

Ronnie Scott Boptet - April 21st, 1951 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Spike Robinson (as), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Chasin' The Bird*/Little Willie Leaps*/El Sino*/Crazy Rhythm*.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(*Acrobat CD - Ronnie Scott Not So Fast - The Complete Esquire Recordings 1951)

Victor Feldman - June 12th, 1951 (Esquire)
Victor Feldman (vib,p,d).
Ego/Jolly Roger.
(These titles have never been re-issued in CD format but are available on CD via this website...)

Spike Robinson with the Ronnie Ball Trio - July 7th, 1951 (Esquire S318 (all titles))
Spike Robinson (as), Ronnie Ball (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Victor Feldman (d).
Blue Bird (2 takes)/The Guv'nor (2 takes)/Spike's Choice (2 takes)/Spike's Delight (2 takes).

Ronnie Scott & Kenny Graham - December 3rd, 1951 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Kenny Graham (ts), Victor Feldman (vib), Ralph Sharon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d), plus other rhythm.
Not So Fast+/Battle Royal*+/Fast+/Twin Beds+.
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(+Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(+Acrobat CD - Ronnie Scott Not So Fast - The Complete Esquire Recordings 1951)

Ronnie Ball Trio with Victor Feldman - December 15th, 1951 (Esquire)
Ronnie Ball (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Pete Blannin (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
Shaw Nuff/Excavation.

Victor Feldman All Stars - March 6th, 1952 (Melodisc)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Harry Klein (bs), Victor Feldman (vib), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Martin Ashton (d), plus other rhythm.
Lullaby In Rhythm*/Serenity*/Just Friends*/Euphony*.
(*Jasmine CD - Bop-In' Britain - Vol 2)

The 1952 Melody Maker All-Stars - March 24th, 1952 (Esquire 20-001)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Vic Ash (cl), Ronnie Scott (ts), Johnny Dankworth (as), Victor Feldman (vib), Ralph Sharon (p), Ivor Mairants (g), Joe Muddel (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Leap Year (2 takes one take on*)/Up The Poll (2 takes one take on^)/M.M.Special (Part 1)/M.M.Special (Part 2).
(*Giant Steps Records CD - Great Scott)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(^Avid 2 CD set - Cleo Laine & John Dankworth: Three Early LPs & More)

The short-lived Indian jazz magazine "Blue Rhythm" issued this record, that was recorded live during a concert at the "Taj Mahal Hotel" in Bombay, India. These musicians were playing with the Eddie Carroll band in India at the time of this recording...
British Modern Jazz - August 4th, 1953 (Blue Rhythm BR-1001)
Dave Usden (tp), Victor Feldman (vib), Damian Robinson (p), Pete Blannin (b), Freddie Manton (d).
What Is This Thing Called Love (part 1)/What Is This Thing Called Love (part 2).

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - February 1st, 1954 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
I Get A Kick Out Of You/Cymbalism/Humble Pie/Dear Old Southland.

Victor Feldman Trio - February 28th, 1954 (Esquire 32-005 (part), EP43) (JMC8/JJ4)
Victor Feldman (vib), Tony Crombie (p), Lennie Bush (b).
Sometimes I'm Happy/Crazy Rhythm.

The 1954 Melody Maker All-Stars - March 7th, 1954 (Esquire 20-031* )
Kenny Baker (tp), Don Lusher (tb), Vic Ash (cl), Johnny Dankworth (as), Ronnie Chamberlain, (ts,sops), Ronnie Scott (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Vic Feldman (vib), Bill McGuffie (p), Tito Burns (acc), Ivor Mairants (g), Johnny Hawksworth (b), Eric Delaney (d).
For Voters Only (2 takes, one take on*)/Gallop Poll (2 takes, one take on*)/Swingdido*.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - March 17th, 1954. A BBC World Service broadcast from the "Criterion Restaurant" in London. (Esquire 32.003) (JJ4)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Fast And Loose*/Body Beautiful*/Yardbird Suite(1)*/If I Should Lose You*/In The Land Of Nimbupani*/Laura(2)*/Oo-Shoo-Be-Do-Be(rs,pk voc)*/This Can't Be Love(3)*/Dear Old Southland*/El Sino(4)*/I Wished On The Moon*/Nemo*
(1) JD, DH + rhythm only. (2) RS + rhythm only. (3) VF (vibes) + b + d only. (4) KW, PK, BG + TC (pno) + b + d.
(*Acrobat CD - Ronnie Scott "Fast & Loose (Live in 1954)")

Victor Feldman Quartet - March 19th, 1954 (Esquire)
Victor Feldman (vib), Stan Watson (g), Lennie Bush (b), Freddie Manton (d).
Evening In Pakistan/Kashmir/Harem Scarem/Pakistan.
(These titles have never been re-issued in CD format but are available on CD via this website...)

The Melody Maker's Modern Group - April 7th, 1954 (Esquire 20-030)
Kenny Baker (tp,flhrn), Jimmy Deuchar (tp,fhr), Bruce Turner (as), Tommy Whittle (ts), Vic Feldman (vib), Dill Jones (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
If I Could Be With You (2 takes)/Young And Healthy (2 takes)/A Long K.B. Blues.

Jimmy Deuchar Quartet - April 20th, 1954 (Esquire EP53*) (JMC4)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Victor Feldman (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
They Can't Take That Away From Me* (2 takes)/Close As Pages In A Book*/The Folks Who Live On The Hill/Thou Swell (2 takes) Other takes and titles appeared on LP S330 "Thou Swell).
(*Hallmark CD - Basement Bop - British jazz in the 1950s)

Ronnie Scott Quartet - April 28th, 1954 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Sunshine On A Dull Day (take 2*), (master take# & take 3#)/Fools Rush In (take 2*#), (take 1#)/Poor Butterfly*#/Perfidia (take 3*#), (take 2#)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Ronnie Scott "Boppin' With Scott")
(#Acrobat CD - Ronnie Scott "Fast & Loose (Live in 1954)")

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - May 17th, 1954 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Perdido/Cherokee/In The Land Of Nimbupani/Fast And Loose.

Victor Feldman Trio - July 14th, 1954 (Esquire)
Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Monkey Business/Serenade In Blue/For You Alone/Body And Soul.
(These titles have never been re-issued in CD format but are available on CD via this website...)

Victor Feldman Trio - September 4th, 1954 (Esquire 32.006)
Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Serenade In Blue/Nice Work If you Can Get It.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - September 7th, 1954 (Esquire 32.006)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Mac Minshull (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Fine And Dandy/Bouncin' With Bud (JD, DH + rhythm only)/Things Ain't What They Used To Be/Serenade In Blue (VF vibes, +b and d)/Humble Pie/'Cuse These Bloos/Perdido/Tenderly/Fuller Bop Man/Nice Work If You Can Get It (VF vibes, +b and d)/Tin Tin Deo/Fools Rush In (RS + rhythm only)/In The Land Of Nimbupani.

Jimmy Deuchar/Derek Humble - September 7th, 1954 (Esquire 32.006)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Derek Humble (as), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Bouncing With Bud.

Ronnie Scott Quintet - October 15th, 1954 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Falling In Love With Love/I Remember You/Influence/Flying Scott.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - November 2nd, 1954 (Esquire EP31*)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Taboo/Second Helping/Seamen's Mission*/Lester Leaps In*.

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - December 14th, 1954 (Esquire EP54*(JMC5), EP35^)
Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Four And One More*/Everything Happens To Me*/What Goes^/Monsoon^.
(^Proper Box 4 CD set - Seamen's Mission: Phil Seamen)
(The other two titles have never been re-issued in CD format but are available on CD via this website...)

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - January 4th, 1955 (Esquire)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Evening In Paris/After You've Gone/But Not For Me/Serenity.

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - February 23rd, 1955 (Esquire EP61) (JMC22)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Parisian Thoroughfare/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Quicksilver+/Time After Time.
(+ Different take to original 78)

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - March 3rd, 1955 (Esquire EP84) (JMC17)
Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
How Deep Is The Ocean.
(This title has never been re-issued in CD format but is available on CD via this website...)

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quintet - March 3rd, 1955 (Esquire EP64) (JMC2)
Derek Humble (as), Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Bird's Last Flight*.
(*Proper Box 4 CD set - Seamen's Mission: Phil Seamen)

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Septet - March 3rd, 1955 (Esquire EP64* (JMC2) / (EP84^ (JMC17)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Dizzy Reece (tp), Derek Humble (as), Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Typhoon^/UMF*.
(These titles have never been re-issued in CD format but are available on CD via this website...)

The Melody Maker All-Stars - March 7th, 1955 (Esquire EP56* others 10-436 )
Kenny Baker (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Vic Ash (cl), Johnny Dankworth (as), Ronnie Chamberlain, (ts,sops), Tommy Whittle (ts), Harry Klein (as,bs), Vic Feldman (vib), Bill McGuffie (p), Tito Burns (acc), Bert Weedon (g), Joe Muddel (b), Eric Delaney (d). (Add Joe Harriott (as) on Waxing The Winners)
Gershwin Ballad Medley: (Summertime*/Someone To Watch Over Me*/Love Walked In*/Embraceable You*)/Waxing The Winners (Part 1)/Waxing The Winners (Part 2).
(*Hallmark CD - Basement Bop - British jazz in the 1950s)

Ronnie Scott Quintet - March 9th, 1955 (Esquire EP65) (JMC22)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Fidelius+/They Can't Convince Me/Short Circuit+/Don't Take Your Love From Me.
(+ Different take to original 78)

Ronnie Scott Orchestra - April 13th, 1955 (Esquire EP81)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Derek Humble (as), Pete King (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Benny Green (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
S'il Vous Plait+/Jordu+/Pearl+/This Heart Of Mine.
(+ Different take to original 78)

Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - April 26th, 1955 (Tempo)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Tubby Hayes (ts), Derek Humble (as,bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Treble Gold*/Bass House*/I.P.A. Special*/Final Selection*.
(*Jasmine CD - Jimmy Deuchar Showcase)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid CD - Three Classic Albums Plus)
(*Acrobat CD - Jimmy Deuchar, The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955 - 58)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD set - Tubby Hayes Vol.2 - Five Classic Albums plus bonus eps and tracks)

Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists - May 6th/8th, 1955 (Esquire EP83*) (JMC17*/25^)
Leo Wright (tp), Kenny Graham, Eddie Mordue, Pete King, Alan Rowe (ts), Bill Andrews (bs), Lennie Metcalfe (p), Victor Feldman (vib,conga), Sammy Stokes (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Caravan*/Kings Cross Climax*/When Your Lover Has Gone^/When A Bodgie Meets A Widgie^.

Ronnie Scott Quintet - June 8th, 1955 (Esquire EP95*) (^JMC28)
Ronnie Scott (ts), Hank Shaw (tp), Victor Feldman (p), Sammy Stokes (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Split Kick*/It Don't Mean A Thing*/Samson^/I'll Never Smile Again^.

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - July 11th, 1955 (Esquire EP104*, EP114^) (JMC19/30)
Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Takin' A Chance On Love^/The Man I Love^/Item From Carmen*/Dream*/Diggin For Diz^.
(These titles have never been re-issued in CD format but are available on CD via this website...)

Vic Feldman, multi recording - August 11th and 12th, 1955 (The Multiple Talents of Victor Feldman - Esquire 20-046) (JMC16)
Victor Feldman (vib,p,d), Lennie Bush (b).
Stella By Starlight/Sue-Side Jump/Lullaby/Grove For Two (two takes).
(These titles have never been re-issued in CD format but are available on CD via this website...)

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quintet/Septet - August 18th, 1955 (Tempo LAP5)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Dizzy Reece (tp), Derek Humble (as), Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Brawl For All*#^/The Big Fist*/Sunshine On a Dull Day*#/Sonor*#/Hand In Hand*/When?* (omit Deuchar and Humble).
(*Jasmine CD - Departure Dates - Victor Feldman)
(^Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')
(#Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists with Victor Feldman - September 8th, 1955 (Experiment in Time - Esquire 20-064) (JMC18)
Kenny Graham (ts), Victor Feldman (vib, p, d), Ray Dempsey (g), Eric Peter (b), Dizzy Reece, Barry Morgan, Phil Seamen (perc).
Mogambo#/Keep Happy#/Algo Bueno#/SOS#.
(#Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - September 12th, 1955 (Tempo LAP6)
Tommy Pollard (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Eric Peter (b), Tony Crombie (p,d).
(Suite Sixteen: Monody#*/Minore#*^/Habanera#*/Epilogue#*)/Time Will Tell*/Deep In A Dream*. (#On Suite Sixteen Crombie plays piano on Monody and Epilogue).
(*Jasmine CD - Departure Dates - Victor Feldman)
(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)
(^Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')

Vic Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - September 21st, 1955 (Tempo LAP5)
Victor Feldman (vib), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Duffle Coat*/Easy To Love*.
(*Jasmine CD - Departure Dates - Victor Feldman)
(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Vic Feldman Big Band - September 21st, 1955 (Tempo EXA29) (JMC29)
Jimmy Watson, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes (ts), Harry Klein (bs), John Burden (french horn), Jim Powell (tuba), Norman Stenfalt (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Elegy*/Big Top*^#/Cabaletto*^/Introduction*^/Maenya*^+.
(*Jasmine CD - Departure Dates - Victor Feldman)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(#SWP Records CD - The Late, Great Phil Seamen)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)
(+Giant Steps 2CD set - Soho After Dark 'London's '50s Modern Jazz Scene')

At the end of September 1955 Victor Feldman joined Woody Herman and hid Orchestra playing vibes and conga drum and in 1956 took part in three recording dates with the band...
March 7th, 1956 comprised four titles, two of which were released in the UK on a Capital 78rpm record (14578)...
May 15th and 16th, 1956 comprised 12 titles released on a Capital LP (T784), not released in the UK...
July 28th and 29th, 1956. Recorded live at "The Lagoon", Salt Lake City, Utah, enough material was recorded to form a 2CD set that was issued, long after, on Storyville STCD8247/48 but was not available in the UK...

Victor Feldman Quartet - December 4th, 1956 (Tempo TAP8) (JMC33)
Victor Feldman (vib), Terry Shannon (p), Pete Blannin (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Jackpot*/Karen*/You Are Too Beautiful*/You Are My Hearts Delight*.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 1)

(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Victor Feldman Quartet - December 6th, 1956 (Tempo TAP8) (JMC33)
Victor Feldman (vib), Terry Shannon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d), Dizzy Reece (tp)^.
Wilbert's Tune*^./The Minor And The Major*/The Toff*.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 1)
(^Acrobat 5-CD set - Dizzy Reece: The Complete Recordings 1954-62)
(*^Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Victor Feldman Nine-tet - December 11th, 1956 (Tempo EXA67, TAP12) (JM0659)
Dizzy Reece, Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronnie Scott (ts), Tubby Hayes (bs), Norman Stenfalt (p), Lennie Bush (b), Victor Feldman (d).
Short Circuit*/Woodwork*.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 1)
(*Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Vic Feldman Big Band - December 12th, 1956 (Tempo TAP12)
Bobby Pratt, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece (tp), Ken Wray (tb), Derek Humble (as), Ronny Scott, Tubby Hayes (ts), Joe Temperley (bs), John Burden (french horn), Jim Powell (tuba), Norman Stenfalt (p), Victor Feldman (vib), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d). (Pete King (bs) replaces Joe Temperley on "Karen").
Blues In Two Modes*^/Jennie*/One Momentum*/Karen*^.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 2)
(^Proper Records 4CD Box set - Tubby Hayes - The Little Giant)

(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Dizzy Reece Group - December 28th, 1956 (Tempo - (1)TAP9 - (2)TAP10 - (3)TAP19)
Dizzy Reece (tp), Victor Feldman (p), Lloyd Thompson (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Stomp(3)*#/Riviera(1)*/Now(1)*/Get Up(3)*#/The Gypsy (take-1)(1)(2)*#/Momentum(1)*/The Gypsy (take-2)(1)*.
(*Jasmine CD - Progress Report - Dizzy Reece)
(#Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4-CD set - Dizzy Reece Five classic albums plus bonus tracks)
(*Acrobat 5-CD set - Dizzy Reece: The Complete Recordings 1954-62)
(#Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Vic Feldman/Tubby Hayes Sextet - January 3rd, 1957 (Tempo - (1)TAP21 - (2)TAP19 - (3)EXA85)
Dizzy Reece (tp), Ronnie Scott (ts), Tubby Hayes (bs), Tony Crombie (p), Lennie Bush (b), Victor Feldman (d).
Strollin'(1)*/Four(2)*/Turnpike(3)*
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 2)

Dizzy Reece Group - January 3rd, 1957 (Tempo TAP19)
Dizzy Reece (tp), Ronnie Scott (ts), Tubby Hayes (bs), Victor Feldman (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Crombie (Four only), Benny Goodman (d).
Four*/Together*/Darn That Dream*/I Surrender Dear*/I've Lost your Love*.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 2)
(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Victor Feldman/Jimmy Deuchar Quintet - January 3rd, 1957 (Tempo - (1)TAP12 - (2)TAP19 & EXA85)
Jimmy Deuchar (tp), Victor Feldman (vib), Terry Shannon (p), Kenny Napper (b), Phil Seamen (d)
Wail(2)*/It Ain't Necessarily So(1)*/Wailing Wall(2)*.
(*Jasmine CD - Victor Feldman in London - Vol 2)
(*Avid 2 CD set - Victor Feldman: Four Classic Albums)
(*Acrobat CD - Jimmy Deuchar, The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955 - 58)
(*Real Gone Jazz 4CD box set - Victor Feldman Eight Classic Albums)

Elaine Delmar - August 23rd, 1960 (Coumbia SEG8060)
Elaine Delmar (vcl) acc by Victor Feldman (vib), Dill Jones (p), Bill Sutcliffe (b), Benny Goodman (d).
Am I Blue?/Why Can't I?/A Wonderful Guy/Blue Turning Grey Over You.

The Downbeat Big Band - September 1st, 1960 (BBC Jazz Club)
Bobby Pratt, Les Condon, Jimmy Deuchar, Eddie Blair (tp), Keith Christie (tb), Alan Branscombe (as), Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott (ts), Jack Sharpe (bs), Terry Shannon (p), Jeff Clyne (b), Victor Feldman (d).
AH Bah Chu*/East Of The Sun*/Confirmation*/Loke Someone In Love*/Une Momentum*/Southern Horizons*/Sister Sadie*.
("Acrobat CD - Blues At The Manor 1959-60 Tubby Hayes and the Downbeat Big Band)

Tubby Hayes Quartet - BBC broadcast May 4th, 1961 (IAJRC50)
Tubby Hayes (ts, fl), Victor Feldman (p), Jeff Clyne (b), Bill Eyden (d).
There Is No Greater Love*.
(*IAJRC CD -Tubby Hayes: England's Late Jazz Great)
(*Acrobat 2 CD set - Tubby Hayes: New Edition - Rare Radio Recordings 1958-62)

Alfie Cooke has sent details of a record made at Ronnie Scott's club in 1965 that does not appear in any of the discographies. It was by the Victor Feldman Trio and he suggests it was called "Victor Feldman at Ronnie Scott's". The record contains a spoken introduction, probably by Ronnie Scott. Alfie believes that Victor Feldman was on holiday in London and the record was issued by Ronnie Scott through his "Jazz House" label. John Gaylor has provided the list of titles and confirms Alfie's personnel details...
Victor Feldman Trio - February 8th, 1965 (Ronnie Scott's Jazz House)
Victor Feldman (p,vib), Rick Laird (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d).
A Fine romance*/Alley Blues*/I Thought About You*/Autumn Leaves*/Swinging On A Star*/Azul Serape*/Liebstraum*/Too Blue*/In Your Own Sweet Way*.
(*Candid CD - Swinging on a star - Live at Ronnie Scott's)

February 11th, 1965 (Ronnie Scott's Jazz House)
Personnel as February 8th.
In Your Own Sweet Way*/Fly Me to The Moon*/Basin Street Blues*.
(*Candid CD - Swinging on a star - Live at Ronnie Scott's)

Victor Feldman did not record in the UK or with British musicians again although he had a long recording career in the USA. Victor Feldman in America...


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