Mal Waldron discography

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Mal Waldron was a jazz pianist and composer. His appearances on record date from 1952 to 2002 and include more than 100 albums under his own name and more than 80 as a sideman. His writing for film soundtracks is also listed on this page.

Discography[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
1956 Mal-1 Prestige With Idrees Sulieman (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto sax), Julian Euell (bass), Arthur Edgehill (drums)
1957 Mal/2 Prestige With Bill Hardman and Idrees Sulieman (trumpet; separately), Jackie McLean and Sahib Shihab (alto sax; separately), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Julian Euell (bass), Art Taylor and Ed Thigpen (drums; separately)
1957 The Dealers Status With Bill Hardman (trumpet), John Coltrane and Paul Quinichette (tenor sax), Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute), Jackie McLean (alto sax), Julian Euell and Doug Watkins (bass; separately), Art Taylor (drums)
1958 Mal/3: Sounds New Jazz With Art Farmer (trumpet), Eric Dixon (flute), Calo Scott (cello), Julian Euell (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), Elaine Waldron (vocals; two tracks)
1958 Just Wailin' New Jazz With Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse and Kenny Burrell
1958 Mal/4: Trio New Jazz With Addison Farmer (bass), Kenny Dennis (drums)
1959 Left Alone Bethlehem With Jackie McLean (alto sax; one track only), Julian Euell (bass), Al Dreares (drums); Waldron talks about Billie Holiday on one track
1959 Impressions New Jazz With Addison Farmer (bass), Albert Heath (drums)
1959 The Blues Minus You Music Minus One With Wendell Marshall (bass), Charles Perry (drums)
1960 Moonglow and Stardust Music Minus One With Wendell Marshall (bass), Charles Perry (drums)
1960 The Music Of Duke Ellington Music Minus One With Wendell Marshall and Addison Farmer (bass; separately), Charles Perry and Ed Shaughnessy (drums; separately)
1960 The Music Of Jimmy McHugh Music Minus One With George Duvivier (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
1960 Mal Waldron Music Minus One With unknown (bass), unknown (drums)
1960 For Singers 'n Swingers Music Minus One With George Duvivier (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
1961 The Quest New Jazz With Eric Dolphy (alto sax, bass clarinet), Booker Ervin (tenor sax), Ron Carter (cello), Joe Benjamin (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
1961 Fun with Brushes Music Minus One With Addison Farmer (bass), Charles Perry (drums)
1961 Blue Drums Music Minus One With Wendell Marshall (bass), Charles Perry (drums)
1963* Les Nuits de la Negritude Powertree With George Tucker (bass), Al Dreares (drums)
1966 All Alone GTA Solo piano
1966 Mal Waldron Trio Karim With Giovanni Tommaso (bass), Pepito Pignatelli (drums)
1967 Sweet Love, Bitter Impulse! With Dave Burnes (trumpet), George Coleman (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone), Charles Davis (baritone saxophone), Richard Davis and George Duvivier (bass; separately), Al Dreares (drums); soundtrack album
1969 Ursula Musica With Patrice Caratini (bass), Franco Manzecchi (drums)
1969 Set Me Free Affinity With Barre Phillips, (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1969 Free at Last ECM With Isla Eckinger (bass), Clarence Beckton (drums)
1970 Tokyo Bound RCA Victor With Yasuo Arakawa (bass), Takeshi Inomata (drums)
1970 Tokyo Reverie RCA Victor Solo piano
1970 Blood and Guts Futura With Patrice Caratini (bass), Guy Hayat (drums)
1970 Spanish Bitch ECM With Isla Eckinger (bass), Fred Brasful (drums)
1970 The Opening Futura Solo piano
1971 The Call JAPO With Jimmy Jackson (organ), Eberhard Weber (electric bass), Fred Braceful (drums, percussion)
1971 Mal: Live 4 to 1 Philips Solo piano on 5 tracks; duo with Masabumi Kikuchi (piano) on 2 tracks; trio with Isao Suzuki (bass), Yoshiyuki Nakamura (drums) on 2 tracks; quartet with Kohsuke Mine (alto saxophone), Suzuki, Nakamura on 2 tracks; in concert
1971 First Encounter RCA Victor With Gary Peacock (bass; co-leader), Hiroshi Murakami (drums)
1971 Number Nineteen Freedom With Dick Van Der Capellen (bass), Martin Van Duynhoven (drums)
1971 Black Glory Enja With Jimmy Woode (bass), Pierre Favre (drums)
1971 Mal Waldron Plays the Blues Enja With Jimmy Woode (bass), Pierre Favre (drums)
1971 Signals Freedom Solo piano
1971 Journey Without End RCA Victor With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader), Kent Carter (bass), Noel McGhie (drums)
1972 Blues for Lady Day Black Lion Solo piano
1972 A Little Bit of Miles Freedom With Henk Haverhoek (bass), Pierre Courbois (drums)
1972 Jazz a Confronto 19 Horo Solo piano
1972 A Touch of the Blues Enja With Jimmy Woode (bass), Allen Blairman (drums)
1972 Mal Waldron on Steinway Teichiku Solo piano
1972 Mal Waldron with the Steve Lacy Quintet America (France) With Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Steve Potts (alto sax), Irene Aebi (cello), Kent Carter (bass), Noel McGhie (drums, percussion)
1972 The Whirling Dervish America (France) With Peter Warren (bass), Noel McGhie (drums)
1972 Meditations RCA Victor Solo piano
1973 Up Popped the Devil Enja With Carla Poole (flute; one track only), Reggie Workman (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
1974 Hard Talk Enja With Manfred Schoof (cornet), Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Isla Eckinger (bass), Allen Blairman (drums); in concert
1976 Like Old Time RCA Victor With Jackie McLean (alto sax; co-leader), Isao Suzuki (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
1977 One-Upmanship Enja With Manfred Schoof (trumpet), Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Jimmy Woode (bass), Makaya Ntshoko (drums)
1978 Moods Enja With Terumasa Hino (trumpet), Hermann Breuer (trombone), Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Cameron Brown (bass), Makaya Ntshoko (drums) on 3 tracks; solo piano on 7 tracks
1979 Mingus Lives Enja Solo piano
1981 Mal 81 Progressive With George Mraz (bass), Al Foster (drums)
1981 News: Run About Mal Progressive With George Mraz (bass), Al Foster (drums)
1981 Snake Out Hathut With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader)
1981 Herbe de l'oubli Hathut With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader)
1981 Let's Call This Hathut With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader)
1981 Live at Dreher, Paris 1981 Hathut With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader); compiles Snake Out, Herbe de l'oubli and Let's Call This, with additional tracks
1981 What It Is Enja With Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), Cecil McBee (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
1982 One Entrance, Many Exits Palo Alto With Joe Henderson (tenor sax), David Friesen (bass), Billy Higgins (drums)
1982 In Retrospect Baybridge With Akira Miyazawa (tenor sax, flute), Isao Suzuki (bass), Hironobu Fujisawa (drums)
1983 Breaking New Ground Baybridge With Reggie Workman (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
1983 Mal Waldron Plays Eric Satie Baybridge With Reggie Workman (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
1983 You and the Night and the Music Paddle Wheel With Reggie Workman (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
1984 Encounters Muse With David Friesen (bass; co-leader)
1985 Mal Waldron and Alone CBS/Sony Solo piano
1985 Songs of Love and Regret Freelance Records With Marion Brown (alto sax; co-leader)
1985 Dedication Soul Note With David Friesen (bass; co-leader)
1985 Piano Duo Live at Pit Inn CBS/Sony Duo, with Yōsuke Yamashita (piano)
1986 Space Vent du Sud With Michel Marre (trumpet, flugelhorn), Doudou Gouirand (alto sax, soprano sax), Joel Allouche (tabla; one track)
1986 Sempre Amore Soul Note With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader)
1986 Update Soul Note Solo piano
1986 Left Alone '86 Paddle Wheel With Jackie McLean (alto sax; co-leader), Herbie Lewis (bass), Eddie Moore (drums)
1986 The Git Go - Live at the Village Vanguard Soul Note With Woody Shaw (trumpet), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax, flute), Reggie Workman (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums)
1986 The Seagulls of Kristiansund Soul Note Personnel as The Git Go - Live at the Village Vanguard
1987 Both Sides Now Century Solo piano
1987 Our Colline's a Treasure Soul Note With Leonard Jones (bass), Sangoma Everett (drums)
1987 Remembering the Moment Soul Note With Julian Priester (trombone), Jim Pepper (tenor sax), David Friesen (bass), Eddie Moore (drums)
1987 The Super Quartet Live at Sweet Basil Paddle Wheel With Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Reggie Workman (bass), Eddie Moore (drums)
1987 Mal, Dance and Soul Enja With Ed Schuller (bass), John Betsch (drums), Jim Pepper (tenor sax; four tracks)
1988 Evidence Dark Light Solo piano
1988 Art of the Duo Tutu With Jim Pepper (tenor sax, soprano sax)
1988 No More Tears (For Lady Day) Timeless With Paulo Cardoso (bass), John Betsch (drums)
1989 Into the Light Materiali Sonori With Christian Burchard (vibes), Michael Schone (bass), Dieter Serfas (percussion); also known as Duo, Solo, Quartet
1989 Crowd Scene Soul Note With Sonny Fortune (alto sax), Ricky Ford (tenor sax), Reggie Workman (b), Eddie Moore (d)
1989 Where Are You? Soul Note Personnel as on Crowd Scene
1989 Quadrologue at Utopia Tutu With Jim Pepper (tenor sax, soprano sax), Ed Schuller (bass), John Betsch (drums)
1989 More Git' Go at Utopia Tutu With Jim Pepper (tenor sax, soprano sax), Ed Schuller (bass), John Betsch (drums)
1990 Spring in Prague Alfa Jazz With Paulo Cardoso (bass), John Betsch (drums)
1990 Hot House Arista/Novus With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader)
1992 I Remember Thelonious Nel Jazz With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader)
1993 My Dear Family Evidence With Eddie Henderson (trumpet, flugelhorn), Grover Washington Jr. (soprano sax; 3 tracks), Reggie Workman (bass), Pheeroan Ak Laff (drums)
1993 Let's Call This... Esteem Slam With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader); in concert
1994 Waldron-Haslam Slam With George Haslam (baritone sax; co-leader)
1994 After Hours Owl With Jeanne Lee (vocals; co-leader)
1994 Mingus, Monk, and Mal Freelance With Judy Niemack (vocals; co-leader)
1994 Communiqué Soul Note With Steve Lacy (soprano sax; co-leader)
1994 Mal, Verve, Black & Blue Tutu With Nicolas Simion (tenor sax), Ed Schuller (bass), Victor Jones (drums)
1995 Explorations... to the Mth Degree Slam With Max Roach (drums, co-leader); in concert
1995 Two New Slam With George Haslam (baritone sax; co-leader)
1995 Maturity 4: White Road, Black Rain Tokuma With Toru Tenda (flute), Jeanne Lee (vocals)
1995 Maturity 3: Dual Tokuma With Takeo Moriyama (drums)
1995 Maturity 2: He's My Father Tokuma With Mala Waldron (piano, vocals)
1995 Travellin' in Soul Time Bvhaast With Jeanne Lee (vocals), Toru Tenda (flute); in concert
1995 Art of the Duo: The Big Rochade Tutu With Nicolas Simion (soprano sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet)
1995–1999 Mal Waldron Tokuma Solo piano
1996 Maturity 5: The Elusiveness of Mt. Fuji Tokuma Solo piano
1997 Soul Eyes BMG Featuring Jeanne Lee and Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
1998 Maturity 1: Klassics Tokuma With Yoshihiko Katori (vibes), Kengo Nakamura (bass) on some tracks
2000 Riding a Zephyr Soul Note With Judi Silvano (vocals)
2001 Silence Justin Time With David Murray (tenor sax, bass clarinet)
2002 One More Time Sketch With Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Jean-Jacques Avenel (bass)
2002 Left Alone Revisited Enja With Archie Shepp (tenor sax, vocals)

Albums as sideman[edit]

Year
recorded
Leader Title Label
1956 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Jammin' with Gene Prestige
1957 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Funky Prestige
1957 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Jammin' in Hi Fi with Gene Ammons Prestige
1958 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons The Big Sound Prestige
1958 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Groove Blues Prestige
1958 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Blue Gene Prestige
1962 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Velvet Soul Prestige
1962 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Angel Eyes Prestige
1962 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Sock! Prestige
1968 Bailey, BennyBenny Bailey Soul Eyes MPS
1958 Blake, BettyBetty Blake Betty Blake Sings in a Tender Mood Bethlehem
1956 Burrell, KennyKenny Burrell All Night Long Prestige
1957 Burrell, KennyKenny Burrell Earthy Prestige
1957 Burrell, KennyKenny Burrell (and Jimmy Raney) 2 Guitars Prestige
1980 Burowes, RoyRoy Burowes Live at the Dreher Marge
1961 Carter, RonRon Carter Where? Prestige
1956 Charles, TeddyTeddy Charles The Teddy Charles Tentet Atlantic
1957 Charles, TeddyTeddy Charles Vibe-Rant Elektra
1960 Charles, TeddyTeddy Charles Jazz in the Garden Warwick
1957 Coltrane, JohnJohn Coltrane Dakar Prestige
1957 Coltrane, JohnJohn Coltrane (and Paul Quinichette) Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette Prestige
1957 Coltrane, JohnJohn Coltrane Coltrane Prestige
1969 Davis, NathanNathan Davis Jazz Concert in a Benedictine Monastery Edici
1961 Dolphy, EricEric Dolphy At the Five Spot, Volume 1 Prestige
1961 Dolphy, EricEric Dolphy At the Five Spot, Volume 2 Prestige
1961 Dolphy, EricEric Dolphy Memorial Album Prestige
1957 Draper, RayRay Draper Tuba Sounds Prestige
1981 Dyani, JohnnyJohnny Dyani Some Jive Ass Boer Jazz Unité
1967 Embryo, Embryo For Eva Disconforme
1970 Embryo, Embryo Steig aus Brain
1971 Embryo, Embryo Rocksession Brain
1989 Embryo, Embryo Turn Peace Schneeball
2010* Embryo, Embryo 40 Trikont
1966 Gojković, DuškoDuško Gojković Swinging Macedonia Philips
1960 Green, BennieBennie Green Hornful of Soul Bethlehem
1971 Grey, SonnySonny Grey Skippin' Numera
1972 Hino, TerumasaTerumasa Hino Reminiscent Suite Victor (Japan)
1957 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport Verve
1958 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Lady in Satin Columbia
1958 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Easy to Remember Society
1958 Holiday, BillieBillie Holiday Billie Holiday at Monterey 1958 Black Hawk
1961 Jones, EttaEtta Jones So Warm Prestige
1957 Jones, ThadThad Jones After Hours Prestige
1971 Kasai, KimikoKimiko Kasai One for Lady JVC/Victor (Japan)
1958 Lacy, SteveSteve Lacy Reflections New Jazz
1961 LaPorta, JohnJohn LaPorta Eight Men in Search of a Drummer Music Minus One
1961 Lincoln, AbbeyAbbey Lincoln Straight Ahead Candid
1955 Macero, TeoTeo Macero What's New? Columbia
1957 Macero, TeoTeo Macero Teo Prestige
1959 Macero, TeoTeo Macero Something New, Something Blue Columbia
1958 McCall, Mary AnnMary Ann McCall Detour to the Moon Jubilee
1955 McLean, JackieJackie McLean Presenting... Ad Lib
1956 McLean, JackieJackie McLean 4, 5 and 6 Prestige
1956 McLean, JackieJackie McLean Jackie's Pal Prestige
1957 McLean, JackieJackie McLean Jackie McLean & Co. Prestige
1957 McLean, JackieJackie McLean Makin' the Changes Prestige
1957 McLean, JackieJackie McLean A Long Drink of the Blues Prestige
1957 McLean, JackieJackie McLean Strange Blues Prestige
1957 McLean, JackieJackie McLean McLean's Scene Prestige
1954 Mingus, CharlesCharles Mingus Jazz Composers Workshop Savoy
1955 Mingus, CharlesCharles Mingus Mingus at the Bohemia Debut
1955 Mingus, CharlesCharles Mingus The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach Debut
1956 Mingus, CharlesCharles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus Atlantic
1959 Mingus, CharlesCharles Mingus Blues & Roots Atlantic
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars Baritones and French Horns Prestige
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars Earthy Prestige
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars Four Altos Prestige
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars Olio Prestige
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors Prestige
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars Coolin' New Jazz
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars After Hours Prestige
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars The Prestige Jazz Quartet Prestige
1957 The Prestige All Stars, The Prestige All Stars Wheelin' & Dealin' Prestige
1957 Quinichette, PaulPaul Quinichette On the Sunny Side Prestige
1961 Roach, MaxMax Roach Percussion Bitter Sweet Impulse!
1962 Roach, MaxMax Roach It's Time Impulse!
1962 Roach, MaxMax Roach Speak, Brother, Speak! Impulse!
1982 Umezu, KazutokiKazutoki Umezu Another Step Union Jazz
1957 Various, Various The Sound of Jazz Columbia
1966 Various, Various Jazz Jamboree '66, Volume 1 Polskie Nagrania Muza
1979 Various, Various Jazzbühne Berlin 1979 Amiga
1979 Various, Various Jazz Na Koncertnom Podiju Vol. 4 Jugoton
1978 Weiss, KlausKlaus Weiss Child's Prayer EMI/Electrola
1979 Weiss, KlausKlaus Weiss On Tour Calig
1957 Woods, PhilPhil Woods Four Altos Prestige
1983 Yoseyama, SumikoSumiko Yoseyama With Mal Continental
1961 Young, EldeeEldee Young Eldee Young and Company Argo
1957 Young, WebsterWebster Young For Lady Prestige
1960 Zindars, EarlEarl Zindars (and Armando Peraza) The Soul of Jazz Percussion Warwick

Singles as sideman[edit]

Year
recorded
Leader Title Label
1952 Quebec, IkeIke Quebec Whispering Winds / Kiss Of Fire Hi-Lo
1952 Davis, EmmettEmmett Davis Rippin' And Runnin' / Look What'cha Done Hi-Lo
1953 The Wanderers, The Wanderers Heh Mae Ethel / We Could Find Happiness Savoy
1953 Dillard, VarettaVaretta Dillard I Ain't Gonna Tell / (That's The Way) My Mind Is Working Savoy

Soundtracks as composer[edit]

Year
recorded
Leader Title Label
1964 Gillespie, DizzyDizzy Gillespie The Cool World Philips
1965* Three Rooms in Manhattan
1967 Waldron, MalMal Waldron Sweet Love, Bitter Impulse!
1972* George Who?[1]
1986* Tokyo Blues

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Qui?" British Film Institute. Accessed July 16, 2013.

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