Mood Malody – Mal Waldron

A mellow medium swing with second parts. Piano fills answer the horns.

Mal Waldron

August 16, 1926 – December 2, 2002

Malcolm Earl Waldron was born in NYC. He studied classical piano starting at age eight. He switched to alto saxophone, but as he said, "when I first heard Charlie Parker I decided to go back to the piano." He was drafted into the Army for two years starting in 1943. He then earned a bachelor of arts degree in composition at Queens College in New York. He made his professional debut in 1950 as a member of Ike Quebec's combo at Café Society in New York City, and recorded with him in 1952. Read more...

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