Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album

Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album

by Mal Waldron
     
 
Mal Waldron was a remarkably versatile piano player, able to work in many different contexts, from Billie Holiday to Eric Dolphy. This ability made him invaluable as musical director for Prestige Records, where the recording dates were often little more than jam sessions. Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron

Overview

Mal Waldron was a remarkably versatile piano player, able to work in many different contexts, from Billie Holiday to Eric Dolphy. This ability made him invaluable as musical director for Prestige Records, where the recording dates were often little more than jam sessions. Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album collects 11 tracks, recorded between 1955 and 1962, that Waldron played on and/or led, including a mammoth version of the title cut, featuring John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, and others, that clocks in at 17-plus minutes. Although all the cuts have been previously released (not always under Waldron's name), it's nice to have this overview of one of his most fertile periods.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2003
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218312424
catalogNumber:
11024

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mal Waldron   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Carter   Cello
Teddy Charles   Leader,Vibes
Eric Dolphy   Alto Saxophone
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hardman   Trumpet
Bobby Jaspar   Leader,Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Steve Lacy   Soprano Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Doug Watkins   Bass
Webster Young   Trumpet,Leader
Joe Puma   Guitar
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
John Coltrane   Leader,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Dennis   Drums
Julian Euell   Bass
Addison Farmer   Bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Earl May   Bass
Jackie McLean   Alto Saxophone
Buell Neidlinger   Bass
Charlie Persip   Drums
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Segal   Drums
Johnny Splawn   Trumpet
Idrees Sulieman   Trumpet,Leader

Technical Credits

Mal Waldron   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Stuart Kremsky   Liner Notes

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