Tony Malaby

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Tony Malaby
Background information
Born (1964-01-02) January 2, 1964 (age 55)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
LabelsArabesque, Sunnyside, Clean Feed

Tony Malaby (born January 12, 1964 in Tucson, Arizona) is a jazz tenor saxophonist. Malaby moved to New York City in 1995 and played with several notable jazz groups, including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Mark Helias's Open Loose, Fred Hersch's Trio + 2 and Walt Whitman project. He also played with bands led by Mario Pavone, Chris Lightcap, Bobby Previte, Tom Varner, Marty Ehrlich, Angelica Sanchez, Mark Dresser, and Kenny Wheeler. Other collaborators included Tom Rainey, Christian Lillinger, Ben Monder, Eivind Opsvik, Nasheet Waits, Samo Salamon and Michael Formanek. His first album as a co-leader was Cosas with Joey Sellers.


Tony Malaby

As leader[edit]

  • Sabino (Arabesque, 2000)
  • Apparitions (Songlines, 2003)
  • Adobe (Sunnyside, 2004)
  • Tamarindo (Clean Feed, 2007)
  • Warblepeck (Songlines, 2008)
  • Paloma Recio (New World, 2009)
  • Voladores (Clean Feed, 2009)
  • Tamarindo Live (Clean Feed, 2010)
  • Novela (Clean Feed, 2011)
  • Somos Agua (Clean Feed, 2014)
  • Scorpion Eater (Clean Feed, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

with Damian Allegretti

  • Stoddard Place

with Kris Davis

With Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra

with Pandelis Karayorgis and Mat Maneri

with Paul Motian

With Mario Pavone

with Samo Salamon

  • Two Hours (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2006)
  • Traveling Moving Breathing (Clean Feed Records, 2018)


  • Liner notes, Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio [1]

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