Tony Malaby

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Tony Malaby
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born 1964
Genres Jazz

Tony Malaby (born January 12, 1964 in Tucson, Arizona) is a post-bop jazz tenor saxophonist. Malaby moved to New York City in 1995 and has 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, and bands led by Mario Pavone, Chris Lightcap, Bobby Previte, Tom Varner, Marty Ehrlich, Angelica Sanchez, Mark Dresser, and Kenny Wheeler. Other collaborators have included Tom Rainey, Christian Lillinger, Ben Monder, Eivind Opsvik, Nasheet Waits, and Michael Formanek. His first album as a co-leader was Cosas with Joey Sellers.


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
with Kris Davis
with Pandelis Karayorgis & Mat Maneri
with Paul Motian


  • Liner notes, Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio [1]
Tony Malaby. Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson

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