Mal Waldron

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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.
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors Coltrane / Jaspar / Sulieman / Young 3
1977 One-Upmanship Mal Waldron Quintet with Steve Lacy 2
1989 The Sound of Jazz Various Artists 5 2
2001 Some Jive Ass Boer "Live At Jazz Unité" Johnny Dyani & Mal Waldron 1
2003 The Lizard Game Bart Defoort Quartet 1
2005 Prestige Profiles, Volume 9 John Coltrane 1
Prestige Profiles Collector's Edition, Volume 9 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Great Piano Legends Various Artists 1
1989 Jazz & cinéma Various Artists 1
1989 World of Jazz - The Jazz Piano Various Artists 1
1990 男の言葉と女の沈黙~第九章 何故、そんな嘘を Various Artists 1
1996 Tresors Jazz Various Artists 1
1996 Tresors Jazz, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1997 JAZZIZ on Disc: August 1997 Various Artists 1
1999 Les Divas du Jazz Various Artists 1
1999 Modality Various Artists 1
2002 Definitive Modern Jazz Collection Various Artists 1
2002 Jazz Legends: Saxophone Various Artists 1
2004 Jazz for Sale: Prestige Various Artists 1
2006 Mastercuts Jazz Cafe Various Artists 1
2006 Focus Jazz - More Modern Jazz From the Wewerka Archive 1966-1969 Various Artists 2
2010 Chopinderful! Chopin meets Jazz Various Artists 1
2010 Les 100 Plus Belles Voix du Jazz Various Artists 1
2010 Trane's Comin' John Coltrane 1
2011 Perfect Jazz Collection II Various Artists 1
2013 L'écume des nuits Boris Vian 1
2014 12 Classic Albums: 1959 - 1962 Eric Dolphy 1
2014 Four Classic Albums Eric Dolphy 1
Musique - Triangle Electroacoustique Various Artists 1
Swing Journal: Gold Disc Best Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Live From Soundscape Series: Interpretations of Monk Muhal Richard Abrams 1

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