Lacy Waldron

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Hot House  Music

Posted by Garina at Dec. 15, 2008
Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Hot House

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Hot House
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 254,2 Mb & 125,2 Mb | Rec. 1990 | Label: Novus | CD 1991

Mal Waldron - One More Time (2002) {Sketch}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 28, 2017
Mal Waldron - One More Time (2002) {Sketch}

Mal Waldron - One More Time (2002) {Sketch}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

One More Time is an intimate portrait of two neglected masters with a third master, Steve Lacy, stepping in to add his low-key tip of the hat. Mal Waldron and Jean-Jacques Avenel are the focus of this release that serves as a tribute to Waldron, one of jazz's most versatile pianists who died in 2002. One More Time was recorded and released in 2002, and features Steve Lacy's long time bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel who often played and recorded with Waldron. Two tracks feature Steve Lacy and two tracks feature Waldron's solo piano. This is an exceptional recording. The sound quality is superb and Waldron's crystalline technique and classical background are more evident than on most of his recordings.
Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Live at Dreher, Paris 1981 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2003) {4CD Set hatOLOGY 4-596}

Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Live at Dreher, Paris 1981 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2003) {4CD Set hatOLOGY 4-596}
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© 1981, 2003 hatOLOGY / HAT HUT Records | 4-596
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

The equality, the almost perfect balance in complement and contrast, of the musical collaboration between Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron was palpable in both its internal and external workings … These four CDs, captured live in Paris in 1981, are notable as the first documentation of their performances as a duo, a particularly felicitous exploration of common interests and uncommon talents, initiating an intermittent series of duo recordings that would span thirteen years, varying repertoire, and several labels, but never venture far from the groundwork that was established here.
Mal Waldron - Meditations: Live at Dug (Japan Edition) (1972/2016)

Mal Waldron - Meditations: Live at Dug (Japan Edition) (1972/2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 229.78 Mb | 45:05 | Covers
Post-Bop | Label: Somethin' Cool/Victor Entertainment (SCOL-4014)

A sublime solo performance from Mal Waldron – the kind of unbridled, spiritual work he started giving us once he spent a lot of time overseas – sounds that are light years away from his American records of just a few short years before! Waldron is incredible here – and his ability to work in different ways with each hand on the piano almost makes it feel as if the performance is a duet, instead of a solo – as Mal can lay down modal rhythms with one hand, create incredible flights on the keys with the other – all while holding onto a sense of rhythm and melody that's completely wonderful throughout. Unlike some other Waldron records of this nature, which might go a bit outside – this one is free, but never "out" – and instead has Mal opening up beautifully on the titles "The Blues Suite", "Chairo No Hitomi", "The Stone Garden Of Ryoanji", "Summertime", "All Alone", and "Left Alone".
Mal Waldron Trio - Left Alone (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mal Waldron - Left Alone (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:26 minutes | 479 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Pianist Mal Waldron had a brooding chordal style, initially influenced by Thelonious Monk but quite individual. He was flexible enough to fit into both hard bop and avant-garde settings. Originally Waldron played jazz on the alto sax and classical music on piano but, while at Queens College, he decided to switch to jazz piano. His associations with Charles Mingus from 1954 to 1956 and with Billie Holiday as her last accompanist from 1957 to her death in 1959 gave him a much higher profile. This 1959 session yielded a concept album of sorts; subtitled Mal Waldron Plays Moods of Billie Holiday, it's dedicated to Holiday. Frequent collaborator Jackie McLean plays alto sax on Waldron's signature tune, the title track, which Waldron co-wrote with Lady Day.

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 16, 2016
Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - At the Bimshuis 1982 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 48:53 min | 255 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Challenge Records #DBCHR 75349

This previously unreleased live session from 1982 features saxophonist Steve Lacy and pianist Mal Waldron in duo performances recorded at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, the home of Dutch jazz masters like Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg and Willem Breuker. Both musicians are great improvisors and they frequently performed together as a duo. They also share a deep influence by Thelonious Monk, which is evident in this stunning performance. On this recording they perform Lacy's 'Blues for Aida', heard here in its earliest recorded version, and an innovative version of Waldron's `Snake Out'. The programme is completed by three Thelonious Monk tunes, `Reflection', `Round Midnight' and `Epistrophy'.

Mal Waldron - Soul Eyes: Memorial Album (2003)  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 8, 2013
Mal Waldron - Soul Eyes: Memorial Album (2003)

Mal Waldron - Soul Eyes: Memorial Album (2003)
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Genre: Jazz

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.

Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 15, 2012
Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)

Mal Waldron with The Steve Lacy Quintet (2004)
Jazz (Free) | EAC Rip | APE (image)+CUE+LOG | 393 MB.
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Audio CD (2004) | Label: America Records | Catalog# 067-862-2 | 61:36 min.

An ideal companion piece, the juxtaposition of ensemble interaction, sailing and contrasting solos and even-if momentary pauses allows Mal Waldron with the Steve Lacy Quintet (basically add Lacy's longtime collaborator Waldron to the above mix) to continue the "gap concept naturally. The undeniably individual pianist adds a particular depth with resonant multi-textural playing of single notes and colorful yet dramatic chords, a perfect tonal foil at times to Lacy's atonal proclivities. Waldron once said, appropriately enough, "If there's no silence, the sound doesn't mean anything. Starting where "The Thing left off, the 18+ minute Waldron suite "Vio is followed by two of Lacy's originals: "Jump For Victor and a Monk-ish "Blue Wee , with two newly found precious alternate takes of the first two pieces.

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Let’s Call This Esteem  Music

Posted by Garina at Dec. 29, 2008
Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Let’s Call This Esteem

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron - Let’s Call This Esteem
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 346.6 MB & 160 MB | Label: Slam | 1993
Steve Lacy – soprano sax; Mal Waldron - piano

Steve Lacy Plays Monk – Reflections  Music

Posted by Garina at Dec. 29, 2008
Steve Lacy Plays Monk – Reflections

Steve Lacy Plays Monk – Reflections
Ape | 172.7 MB | Rec. 1958 | Label: OJC | CD 1990