Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Comm.
  • EAN: 4988008714036
  • Catalog Number: 3012

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Portrait of Bud Powell (4:19)
  2. 2 Soul Eyes (17:33)
  3. 3 Potpourri (6:38)
  4. 4 Dakar (7:11)
  5. 5 While My Lady Sleeps (4:42)
  6. 6 God Bless the Child (7:09)
  7. 7 Dear Elaine (8:52)
  8. 8 Splidium-Dow (4:45)
  9. 9 Bye-Ya (4:42)
  10. 10 Fire Waltz (8:01)
  11. 11 Light'n Up (4:00)
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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
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Stuart Kremsky Liner Notes
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