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Mal Waldron

Born in New York City, Waldron's 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 New York City in the early 1950s with Ike Quebec, “Big” Nick Nicholas, and rhythm and blues groups. He worked frequently with Charles Mingus from 1954 to 1956 and was Billie Holiday's regular accompanist from 1957 until her death in 1959. He also supervised recording sessions for Prestige Records, for which he provided arrangements and compositions (including the jazz standard “Soul Eyes”). After Holiday's death he chiefly led his own groups.

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Seven Classic Albums
Philips
2013
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One More Time
One More Time
Sketch
2008
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On Steinway
Philips
2005
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Live At Dreher Paris 1981
Live At Dreher Paris...
Hat Hut Records
2003
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One More Time
One More Time
Sketch
2002
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Riding A Zephyr
Riding A Zephyr
Soul Note
2002
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