Mal Waldron

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Annotation

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.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1957EarthyKenny Burrell, Art Farmer, Hal McKusick, Mal Waldron, Teddy Kotick, Ed Thigpen1
1957Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 TenorsIdrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane & Bobby Jaspar with Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers & Art Taylor4
1957Mal-1Mal Waldron3
1957Mal-2Mal Waldron3
1958Mal/3 SoundsMal Waldron2
1958Mal/4 TrioMal Waldron1
1959ImpressionsMal Waldron3
1959The Blues Minus YouThe Mal Waldron Trio1
1960For Singers 'n Swingers - Sing or Play With the Mal Waldron TrioThe Mal Waldron Trio1
1960Left AloneMal Waldron5
1960Moonglow & Stardust: Backgrounds to Your Favorite Songs for Singing and PlayingThe Mal Waldron Trio1
1961Fun With BrushesMal Waldron1
1961Where?Ron Carter with Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron3
1962The QuestMal Waldron with Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin5
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
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
1973On SteinwayMal Waldron2
1973Reminicent SuiteMal Waldron and Terumasa Hino1
1978MoodsMal Waldron2
1980Mal Waldron - Manfred SchoofMal Waldron - Manfred Schoof1
1983One Entrance, Many ExitsMal Waldron1
1984Plays Eric SatieMal Waldron1
1986Songs of Love and RegretMal Waldron / Marion Brown2
1986SpaceMal Waldron, Doudou Gouirand & Michel Marre1
1987Sempre AmoreMal Waldron &Steve Lacy53
1987In RetrospectMal Waldron1
1987Remembering MalDavid Friesen, Mal Waldron1
1987UpdateMal Waldron1
1988Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered Live at Sweet Basil Vol. II - Fire WaltzMal Waldron, Richard Davis, Eddie Blackwell, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard2
1988Much More !Mal Waldron & Marion Brown2
1988The Lausanne ConcertRené Bottlang & Mal Waldron1
1990Movie Themes From FranceBarney Wilen With Mal Waldron Trio1
1991Hot HouseSteve Lacy & Mal Waldron2
1991I’ll Be AroundTiziana Ghiglioni & Enrico Rava & Mal Waldron41
1992Crowd SceneMal Waldron1
1992Up And DownChico Freeman - Mal WaldronFeaturingTiziana Ghiglioni1
1994Waldron-HaslamMal Waldron & George Haslam1
1995Mal/4 TrioMal Waldron1
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
2001After HoursJeanne Lee & Mal Waldron1
2002One More TimeMal Waldron, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Steve Lacy2
2002Left Alone RevisitedArchie Shepp & Mal Waldron1
2003Up Popped the DevilMal Waldron1
2016The OpeningMal Waldron1
2017Live At Centro Jazz St. LouisMal Waldron, Johnny Dyani1
Blue Drums - Jazz Trio Minus a DrummerThe Mal Waldron Trion1
Blues for Lady DayMal Waldron2
Sing or Play the Music of Duke EllingtonMal Waldron Trio1
Soul EyesMal Waldron1
What It IsMal Waldron1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1987Breaking New GroundMal Waldron1
2003Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial AlbumMal Waldron1
2012The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note Mal Waldron QuintetsMal 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

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1961At the Five Spot, Volume 1Eric 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
1986Piano Duo Live at Pit InnMal Waldron & Yosuke Yamashita1
1993Eric Dolphy and Booker Little Remembered Live at Sweet BasilTerence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis & Eddie Blackwell1
1996Live at Dreher Paris 1981Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy5
1997All AloneMal Waldron1
1997Travellin' in Soul-Time: Live From Tokyo, Nagasaki and KobuchizawaMal Waldron, Jeanne Lee & Toru Tenda41
1998The Big RochadeMal Waldron, Nicolas Simion1
200329.6.73 in HamburgEmbryo & Mal Waldron & Charlie Mariano3
2006At the Bimhuis 1982Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron1
2007From Dark Into the LightMal Waldron Quartet1
2007Live in BerlinSteve Lacy & Mal Waldron1
"Live at Jazz Unité": Some Jive Ass BoerJohnny Dyani & Mal Waldron1

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