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
(1959)Left Alone1959
The Quest
(1961)The Quest1961

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.