Sunday, 16 August 2015

90th birthday of Mal Waldron

(Born 16 August 1925, New York, US)
Versatile composer, bandleader and pianist with a distinctive minimalist approach, producing, during a career stretching 50 years, over 100 albums under his leadership and over 60 as accompanist in bands elsewhere especially those led by luminaries Holiday, Lincoln, Mingus, Ammons, Burrell, Coltrane, Roach, Dolphy and Little

(Mal Waldron Quintet, “The Seagulls of Kristiansund” [personnel: Waldron, piano; Woody Shaw, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Reggie Workman, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums; recorded: live, The Village Vanguard, New York, US, 16 September 1986]) 

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