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Mark Soskin — Piano

Mark Soskin

       Mark Soskin was born July 12, 1953 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Soskin has recorded and performed with such diverse musicians as Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham, Buster Williams, Eddie Henderson, Stanley Turrentine,Cornell Dupree, Herbie Mann, John Abercrombie, Claudio Roditi, Sheila Jordan,Gato Barbieri, Joe Locke, David"Fathead"Newman, Mark Murphy, Slide Hampton, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Bobby Watson, Miroslav Vitous, The NY Voices and others.
       Soskin signed his first recording contract with Prestige (a subsidiary of Fantasy) produced by Keepnews, entitled "Rhythm Vision." This featured the likes of Benny Maupin and Harvey Mason with the album eventually making it into Billboard's top ten Jazz Chart. Keepnews introduced Soskin to Sonny Rollins, which started a long, fruitful collaboration (14 years). Besides the extensive touring throughout the world, Soskin can be heard on a number of critically acclaimed recordings with the tenor sax master, including a video,"Saxophone Collosus”.
       Soskin has been on the faculty of The Manhattan School of Music for 13 years. In addition, he teaches privately and gives masterclasses throughout the world. He has 11 recordings as a leader and is currently signed with the Kindofblue label. His most recent critically acclaimed release is “Man Behind The Curtain” with Ravi Coltrane, Bill Stewart and Jay Anderson. Soskin has been featured in solo concerts such as the Ottawa Jazz Festival.


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