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Malcolm Earl Waldron (August 16, 1926 – December 2, 2002) was an American jazz and world music pianist and composer.

Born in New York City, his jazz work was chiefly in the hard bop, post-bop and free jazz genres. He is known for his distinctive chord voicings and adaptable style, which was originally inspired by the playing of Thelonious Monk.

After obtaining a B.A. in music from Queen's College, New York, he worked in…

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  • waldron is criminally underrated, just the way he uses space in his performances makes him a truly unique sound in jazz.
  • Eric Dolphy absolutely murders it on The Quest. [2]
  • Mal♥
  • Eric Dolphy absolutelly murders it on the Quest
  • loving The Call, it's becoming one of my favorite records.
  • Mal Waldron and Marion Brown in Much More. fucking kills
  • Had the joy of hearing him, in the 90s, in a small jazz bar in Japan, chain-smoking thin cherootes. He was very content, remarking that, if he had known that, late in life, he would be paid to fly to Japan, play and get paid (plus all expenses), he might have smoked less.
  • One of the finest pianists/composers in jazz. Master of melancholic music and elegant style. Give this man a Cigarrette please, a good one. Rest in peace Mal.
  • Mal Waldron nació en 1926. Hasta el 2000 sé que estaba vivo, ignoro si murió o no. Si vive anda por sus 84 años. Me gustaría que fuera uno de esos músicos longevos, que en el jazz son muy pocos (Hank Jones, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter). Su discografía es muy amplia. Me parecen muy buenas sus versiones con John Coltrane, Jackie McLean y Bill Hardman del 19 de abril de 1957. También las versiones incluidas en "The Sound of Jazz", del mismo año, que muestras su notable versatilidad. Es un músico que puede manejar lo tradicional y el jazz de vanguardia con verdadero talento. Gary Vila Ortiz. Rosario. Argentina.
  • Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy - Sempre Amore - great album

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