Impressions (Mal Waldron album)

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Studio album by Mal Waldron
Released 1959
Recorded March 20, 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 41:28
Label New Jazz
Mal Waldron chronology
Left Alone
The Quest

Impressions is an album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron, recorded in 1959 and released on the New Jazz label.[1]


A contemporaneous review by the New Pittsburgh Courier stated that it was Waldron's "best trio offering to date" and "definitely of five-star calibre"[2] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating "Waldron's brooding Monk-influenced style is heard in its early prime on this excellent release".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
New Pittsburgh Courier 5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mal Waldron except as indicated
  1. "Les Champs Elysées" – 6:22
  2. "C'est Formidable" – 4:04
  3. "Ciao" – 9:55
  4. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) – 5:47
  5. "All the Way" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 6:38
  6. "All About Us" (Elaine Waldron) – 5:02
  7. "With a Song in My Heart" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:40
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 20, 1959.



  1. ^ Mal Waldron discography accessed February 21, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Keith, Harold L. (February 25, 1961) "Data 'Bout Discs" New Pittsburgh Courier, p. 20.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 21, 2011.