Sweet Love, Bitter (album)

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Sweet Love, Bitter
Sweet Love, Bitter.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Released1967
RecordedMarch 23, 1967
GenreJazz
Length31:28
LabelImpulse!
Mal Waldron chronology
The Quest
(1961)
Sweet Love, Bitter
(1967)
Ursula
(1969)

Sweet Love, Bitter is a soundtrack album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron recorded in 1967 for the film of the same name written by Lewis Jacobs and directed by Herbert Danska and released on the Impulse! label.[1] The movie was a loose fictitious retelling of Charlie Parker's last years and a portrait of the jazz scene in 1960s New York.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars stating "the music by Waldron is brilliant. Known for his lyrical yet often dark compositions, Waldron's work on this session will surprise some of his biggest fans".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mal Waldron
  1. "Loser's Lament (Theme From "Sweet Love, Bitter")" — 5:11
  2. "Della" — 2:36
  3. "Hillary" — 2:23
  4. "Espresso Time" — 2:11
  5. "Keel" — 2:40
  6. "Smokin'" — 2:06
  7. "Della's Dream" — 2:23
  8. "The Search" — 1:21
  9. "Candy's Ride" — 1:18
  10. ""Bread"" — 1:47
  11. "Eagle Flips Out" — 2:14
  12. "Brindle's Place" — 3:07
  13. "Sleep Baby Sleep — 2:11
  • Recorded in New York City on March 23, 1967.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mal Waldron discography accessed February 22, 2011
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed February 22, 2011