Mal Waldron (American jazz pianist)

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A major pianist with a very distinctive play, although somewhat reminiscent of Monk's work, Mal Waldron was Billie Holiday last accompanist.
Then playing with Eric Dolphy (on the incredible Five Spot sessions), John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and others, Mr Waldron suffered from a severe health problem in the early 60's, thus had to relearn piano from his own records.

Most people can start with The Quest (an exceptionnal Dolphy record), or Mal-2, while listeners more familiar with his 60's work could jump in his later collaborations with Steve Lacy (Live at Dreher), or the sweet (and somewhat rare) Soul Eyes.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-16 18:18 UTC.



1957EarthyThe Prestige All Stars featuring Kenny Burrell, Art Farmer, Hal McKusick, Mal Waldron, Teddy Kotick & Ed Thigpen2
1957Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 TenorsIdrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane & Bobby Jaspar with Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers & Art Taylor5
1957Mal-1Mal Waldron3
1957Mal/2Mal Waldron with Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , and Bill Hardman5
1958Wheelin’ & Dealin’Frank Wess / John Coltrane / Paul Quinichette / Mal Waldron / Doug Watkins / Arthur Taylor3
1958Mal/3 SoundsMal Waldron3
1959Just Wailin'Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron2
1959Mal/4 TrioMal Waldron2
1959The Blues Minus YouThe Mal Waldron Trio1
1960For Singers 'n Swingers - Sing or Play With the Mal Waldron TrioThe Mal Waldron Trio1
1960ImpressionsMal Waldron2
1960Left AloneMal Waldron5
1960Moonglow & Stardust: Backgrounds to Your Favorite Songs for Singing and PlayingThe Mal Waldron Trio1
1961Fun With BrushesMal Waldron1
1961Where? (Ron Carter debut album released on New Jazz)Ron Carter with Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron57
1962The Quest (Mal Waldron album released on New Jazz)Mal Waldron with Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin6
1965Body & SoulDonald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Hank Mobley, Mal Waldron, Curtis Fuller, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones1
1965Les Nuits de la negritudeMal Waldron2
1965The DealersMal Waldron with John Coltrane / Jackie McLean / Paul Quinichette / Frank Wess1
1967Sing or Play the Music of Jimmy McHughMal Waldron Trio1
1967Sweet Love, BitterMal Waldron1
1968Soul Eyes: Jazz Live at the Domicile MunichBenny Bailey, Nathan Davis, Mal Waldron, Jimmy Woode, Makaya Ntzhoko, Charly Campbell1
1970Spanish BitchMal Waldron1
1970Tokyo ReverieMal Waldron1
1971First EncounterMal Waldron & Gary Peacock2
1971One For Lady笠井紀美子 & Mal Waldron1
1971The CallMal Waldron2
1972Journey Without EndMal Waldron-Steve Lacy1
1972Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy QuintetMal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet2
1972The Whirling DervishMal Waldron1
1973Blues for Lady DayMal Waldron3
1973On SteinwayMal Waldron2
1973Reminicent SuiteMal Waldron and Terumasa Hino2
1974A Little Bit Of MilesMal Waldron1
1974Up Popped the DevilMal Waldron3
1975Candy GirlMal Waldron1
1975Jazz a confronto 19Mal Waldron1
1976All AloneMal Waldron1
1977SignalsMal Waldron1
1978MoodsMal Waldron2
1978Meditations (Live At Dug)Mal Waldron1
1980Mal Waldron - Manfred SchoofMal Waldron - Manfred Schoof1
1983One Entrance, Many ExitsMal Waldron1
1984Plays Eric SatieMal Waldron1
1984You And The Night And The Music (Mal '84)Mal Waldron1
1985EncountersMal Waldron, David Friesen1
1986Songs of Love and RegretMal Waldron / Marion Brown2
1986SpaceMal Waldron, Doudou Gouirand & Michel Marre1
1987In RetrospectMal Waldron1
1987Remembering MalDavid Friesen, Mal Waldron1
1987Sempre amoreMal Waldron & Steve Lacy52
1987Three for FreedomTchangodei / Archie Shepp / Mal Waldron1
1987UpdateMal Waldron1
1988Much More !Mal Waldron & Marion Brown2
1988The Lausanne ConcertRené Bottlang & Mal Waldron1
1989Mal: Live 4 To 1Mal Waldron1
1990Tokyo BoundMal Waldron1
1990Movie Themes From FranceBarney Wilen With Mal Waldron Trio1
1990MoodsMal Waldron1
1991EvidenceMal Waldron1
1991Hot HouseSteve Lacy & Mal Waldron2
1991I’ll Be AroundTiziana Ghiglioni & Enrico Rava & Mal Waldron41
1991Where Are You?Cristina Mazza, Mal Waldron & Reggie Workman1
1992Crowd SceneMal Waldron1
1992Up And DownChico Freeman - Mal WaldronFeaturingTiziana Ghiglioni1
1994Waldron-HaslamMal Waldron & George Haslam1
1995Two NewMal Waldron / George Haslam1
1996Black Spirits Are Here AgainRoberto Ottaviano & Mal Waldron1
1997CommuniquéSteve Lacy & Mal Waldron51
1998BitMoriyama Takeo, Mal Waldron1
1999Explorations… to the Mth DegreeMax Roach & Mal Waldron1
1999Into The LightMal Waldron & Christian Burchard1
2000For EvaEmbryo with Mal Waldron1
2001After HoursJeanne Lee & Mal Waldron1
2002One More TimeMal Waldron, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Steve Lacy2
2002Left Alone RevisitedArchie Shepp & Mal Waldron1
2008FlakesTiziana Simona, Mal Waldron1
2008SilenceDavid Murray, Mal Waldron2
2016The OpeningMal Waldron1
Blue Drums - Jazz Trio Minus a DrummerThe Mal Waldron Trion1
Soul EyesMal Waldron1
Sing or Play the Music of Duke EllingtonMal Waldron Trio1

Album + Compilation

1982After HoursThad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones1
1987Breaking New GroundMal Waldron1
1990The Best Of Teo MaceroTeo Macero Featuring Art Farmer, Bill Evans + Lee Konitz, Ed Shaughnessy, Mal Waldron + Al Cohn, Charles Mingus, Eddie Bert + Phil Woods, Frank Rehak, Clark Terry + Eddie Costa, Pepper Adams1
2003Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial AlbumMal Waldron1
2007The Complete Teddy Charles Tentet - VibrationsTeddy Charles Tentet Featuring Art Farmer, J. R. Monterose, Gigi Gryce, Mal Waldron, Hall Overton, George Barrow and Jimmy Raney1
2012The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note Mal Waldron QuintetsMal Waldron1
2014The Dealers / The Complete SessionsJohn Coltrane with Mal Waldron1
2016The Recordings Part One 1956-1957Mal Waldron1
2016The Recordings Part Two 1957-1961Mal Waldron41
2016The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note. Volume 2Mal Waldron1
John Coltrane And Ray Draper And Mal WaldronJohn Coltrane, Elmo Hope, Mal Waldron1

Album + Compilation + Live

2011Memory Lane (Vol. I)Embryo feat. Mal Waldron2
2011Memory Lane (Vol. II)Embryo feat. Mal Waldron2
2011Memory Lane (Vol. III)Embryo feat. Mal Waldron2

Album + Live

1961At the Five Spot, Volume 1 (1961/07/16, Five Spot, NYC, US, "Volume 1")Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell14
1974Hard TalkMal Waldron2
1982Snake-outSteve Lacy & Mal Waldron1
1983Herbe de l'oubliSteve Lacy & Mal Waldron1

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