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Studio album by Mal Waldron
Released 1957
Recorded April 19 and May 17, 1957
Genre Jazz
Length 46:34
Label Prestige
Mal Waldron chronology
The Dealers
(1957)The Dealers1957

Mal/2 is the second album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1] The CD reissue added two additional recordings from the same sessions originally released on The Dealers (1957) as bonus tracks.


The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4 stars stating " Waldron here leads a potent crew on an engaging and original set of arrangements. A cut above many of the relatively straightforward and blues-based hard bop dates of the time".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mal Waldron except as indicated
  1. "Potpourri" – 6:36
  2. "J.M.'s Dream Doll" – 8:39
  3. "Don't Explain" (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 6:58
  4. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 8:25
  5. "From This Moment On" (Cole Porter) – 6:15
  6. "One By One" – 9:41
  7. "Blue Calypso" – 8:58 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Falling in Love with Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 11:39 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on April 19 (tracks 1-3, 7 & 8) and May 17 (tracks 4-6), 1957.



  1. ^ Mal Waldron discography accessed February 21, 2011
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 21, 2011