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Mal Waldron - Discography [58 Albums] (1956-2002)

25-09-2015, 16:58
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Mal Waldron - Discography [58 Albums] (1956-2002)

Artist: Mal Waldron
Title Of Album: Discography
Year Of Release: 1956-2002
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Post-bop
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: 192-320 kbps
Total: 58 Albums
Total Size: 7,2 Gb
WWW: allmusic

A pianist with a brooding, rhythmic, introverted style, Mal Waldron's playing has long been flexible enough to fit into both hard bop and freer settings. Influenced by Thelonious Monk's use of space, Waldron has had his own distinctive chord voicings nearly from the start. Early on, Waldron played jazz on alto and classical music on piano, but he switched permanently to jazz piano while at Queens College. He freelanced around New York in the early '50s with Ike Quebec (for whom he made his recording debut), Big Nick Nicholas, and a variety of R&B-ish groups. Waldron frequently worked with Charles Mingus from 1954-1956 and was Billie Holiday's regular accompanist during her last two years (1957-1959). Often hired by Prestige to supervise recording sessions, Waldron contributed many originals (including "Soul Eyes," which became a standard) and basic arrangements that prevented spontaneous dates from becoming overly loose jam sessions.

After Holiday's death, he mostly led his own groups, although he was part of the Eric Dolphy-Booker Little Quintet that was recorded extensively at the Five Spot in 1961, and also worked with Abbey Lincoln for a time during the era. He wrote three film scores (The Cool World, Three Bedrooms in Manhattan, and Sweet Love Bitter) before moving permanently to Europe in 1965, settling in Munich in 1967. Waldron, who has occasionally returned to the U.S. for visits, has long been a major force in the European jazz world. His album Free at Last was the first released by ECM, and his Black Glory was the fourth Enja album. Waldron, who frequently teamed up with Steve Lacy (often as a duet), kept quite busy up through the '90s, featuring a style that evolved but was certainly traceable to his earliest record dates. Among the many labels that have documented his music have been Prestige, New Jazz, Bethlehem, Impulse, Musica, Affinity, ECM, Futura, Nippon Phonogram, Enja, Freedom, Black Lion, Horo, Teichiku, Hat Art, Palo Alto, Eastwind, Baybridge, Paddle Wheel, Muse, Free Lance, Soul Note, Plainisphere, and Timeless. In September of 2002, Waldron was diagnosed with cancer. Remaining optimistic, he continued to tour until he passed away on December 2 in Brussels, Belgium at the age of 76.

Studio Albums
1956 - Mal-1
1957 - Mal-2
1958 - Mal-3
1958 - Mal-4
1959 - Impressions
1959 - Left Alone
1961 - The Quest (with Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin)
1967 - Sweet Love, Bitter [256kbps]
1969 - Free at Last
1970 - Spanish Bitch [320kbps]
1970 - Tokyo Bound [320kbps]
1971 - First Encounter (with Gary Peacock)
1971 - Journey Without End (with Steve Lacy)
1971 - The Call
1972 - Blues for Lady Day
1972 - Mal Waldron & The Steve Lacy Quintet
1972 - Reminiscent Suite (with Terumasa Hino) [320kbps]
1973 - Up Popped the Devil (with Reggie Workman, Billy Higgins)
1978 - Moods
1978 - One-Upmanship (with Steve Lacy)
1981 - What It Is
1983 - Mal Waldron Plays Eric Satie [VBR249kbps]
1983 - You and the Night and the Music
1984 - Encounters (with David Friesen)
1985 - Songs of Love and Regret (with Marion Brown)
1986 - Sempre Amore (with Steve Lacy)
1986 - Update
1987 - Mal, Dance, and Soul [320kbps]
1987 - Our Colline's a Treasure
1988 - Much More! (with Marion Brown)
1988 - No More Tears (For Lady Day) [320kbps]
1989 - Crowd Scene
1990 - Into the Light (with Christian Burchard) [320kbps]
1995 - Art of the Duo: The Big Rochade (with Nicolas Simion)
1995 - Maturity, Vol.2: He's My Father
1995 - Maturity, Vol.3: Dual
1996 - Maturity, Vol.5: Elusiveness of Mt. Fuji
1997 - Soul Eyes
1998 - Maturity, Vol.1: Klassics
2002 - One More Time

Live Albums
1970 - Blood and Guts [320kbps]
1971 - Black Glory (with Jimmy Woode, Pierre Favre)
1974 - Hard Talk
1979 - Live at Theatersaal, Unna (with Steve Lacy) [320kbps]
1981 - Live at Dreher, Vol.1: Round Midnight (with Steve Lacy) (2CD)
1981 - Live at Dreher, Vol.2: The Peak (with Steve Lacy) (2CD)
1986 - Left Alone '86 (with Jackie McLean)
1986 - The Git Go: Live at the Village Vanguard
1986 - The Seagulls of Kristiansund: Live at the Village Vanguard
1987 - The Super Quartet Live at Sweet Basil (with Steve Lacy)
1989 - Vol.I - Quadrologue at Utopia (with Jim Pepper) [320kbps]
1989 - Vol.II - More Git' Go at Utopia (with Jim Pepper) [320kbps]
1993 - Le Matin d'un Fauve (with Michel Marre, Doudou Gouirand) [VBR218kbps]
1995 - Travellin' in Soul-Time (with Jeanne Lee, Toru Tenda) [192kbps]
2000 - Live at North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague
2001 - Live at Bimhuis, Amsterdam (2CD)
2002 - Live at Teatro Olimpica, Vicenza (with Geri Allen)

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