Blues for Lady Day

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Blues for Lady Day
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Studio album by Mal Waldron
Released 1972
Recorded February 5, 1972
Genre Jazz
Length 69:59
Label Freedom
Producer Alan Bates
Mal Waldron chronology
Journey Without End
(1971)Journey Without End1971
Blues for Lady Day
A Little Bit of Miles
(1971)A Little Bit of Miles1971

Blues for Lady Day (subtitled A Personal Tribute to Billie Holiday) is an album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron featuring performances recorded in Baarn, Holland in 1972 and released on the Freedom label.[1] The album was rereleased on CD on Black Lion Records in 1994 combined with tracks from A Little Bit of Miles.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "the emphasis is on thoughtful (and sometimes a bit downbeat) interpretations at ballad tempoes".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues for Lady Day" (Mal Waldron) — 3:43
  2. "Just Friends" (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) — 4:04
  3. "Don't Blame Me" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) — 3:20
  4. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) — 5:38
  5. "The Man I Love" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) — 3:01
  6. "You're My Thrill" (Jay Gorney, Sidney Clare) — 3:39
  7. "Strange Fruit" (Abel Meeropol) — 2:47
  8. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) — 4:48
  9. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) — 3:01
    • Recorded in Baarn, Holland on February 5, 1972.



  1. ^ Mal Waldron discography accessed February 25, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 25, 2011