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In June 1958.

In June 1958, “Columbia” label released “Lady in Satin”, the eleventh Billie Holiday album. It was the final album completed by Holiday and last released in her lifetime. The album was recorded in February 1959, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Billie Holiday – lead vocals
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Milt Hinton – double bass
  • Osie Johnson – drums
  • Danny Bank – flute
  • Phil Bodner – flute
  • Romeo Penque – flute
  • Tom Parshley – flute
  • Mel Davis – trumpet 
  • Billy Butterfield – trumpet
  • Jimmy Ochner – trumpet
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet
  • J.J. Johnson – trombone 
  • Urbie Green – trombone
  • Jack Green – trombone
  • Tommy Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Ray Ellis – conductor
  • Claus Ogerman – arranger
  • George Ockner – violin, concertmaster
  • Emmanual Green – violin
  • Harry Hoffman – violin
  • Harry Katzmann – violin
  • Leo Kruczek – violin
  • Milton Lomask – violin
  • Harry Meinikoff – violin
  • David Newman – violin
  • Samuel Rand – violin
  • David Sarcer – violin
  • Sid Brecher – viola
  • Richard Dichler – viola
  • David Soyer – cello
  • Maurice Brown – cello
  • Janet Putman – harp
  • Elise Bretton – backing vocals
  • Miriam Workman – backing vocals
  • Fred Plaut – engineer

Track listing:

  1.  I’m a Fool to Want You – Frank Sinatra, Joel Herron, Jack Wolf
  2. For Heaven’s Sake -Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer
  3. You Don’t Know What Love Is – Gene DePaul, Don Raye
  4. I Get Along Without You Very Well – Hoagy Carmichael
  5. For All We Know – J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis
  6. Violets for Your Furs – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  7. You’ve Changed – Bill Carey, Carl T. Fischer
  8. It’s Easy to Remember – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  9. But Beautiful – lyrics by Johnny Burke, music by Jimmy Van Heusen
  10. Glad to Be Unhappy – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  11. I’ll Be Around – Alec Wilder
  12. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding

On May 22, 1996.

On May 22, 1996, “somethin`else” (Toshiba EMI) label released “Jackie McLean meets Junko Onishi Hat Trick”, the 54th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in January 1996, at “Power Station Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Hitoshi Namekata.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone, co – producer
  • Junko Onishi – piano
  • Nat Reeves – bass
  • Lewis Nash – drums
  • Jim Anderson – engineer, mixing
  • Barbara Lipke – engineer assistant
  • Yoshio Okazaki – mastering
  • Kaoru Taku – art director
  • Jimmy Katz – photography
  • Hitoshi Namekata – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Little Melonae – Kavkie McLean
  2. A Cottage for Sale – Larry Conley, Willard Robinson
  3. Solar – Miles Davis
  4. Bag’s Groove – Milt Jackson
  5. Will You Still Be Mine – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  6. Left Alone – Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron
  7. Jackie’s Hat – Junko Onishi
  8. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Ben Homer
  9. Bluesnik – Jackie McLean

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Enja” label released “What It Is”, the 58th Mal Waldron album. It was recorded in November 1981, at “Vanguard Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Horst Weber.

Personnel:

  • Mal Waldron — piano
  • Clifford Jordan — tenor saxophone
  • Cecil McBee — bass
  • Dannie Richmond — drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron except where noted.

  1. Charlie Parker’s Last Supper – Clifford Jordan
  2. Hymn from the Inferno
  3. What It Is

In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Prestige” label released “Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors”, album credited to John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman,  Webster Young and Bobby Jaspar. It was recorded in March 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone
  • Idrees Sulieman – trumpet
  • Webster Young – trumpet
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listening:

All tracks by Mal Waldron

  1. Interplay
  2. Anatomy
  3. Light Blue
  4. Soul Eyes

In August 1960.

In August 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Makin’ the Changes”, the sixteen Jackie Mclean album. It was recorded February – August 1957, at “van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto sax
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Gil Coggins – piano
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Webster Young – trumpet
  • Arthur Phipps – bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Bean and the Boys – Coleman Hawkins 
  2. What’s New? – Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke
  3. I Never Knew – Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito
  4. I Hear a Rhapsody – Dick Gasparre, George Fragos, Jack Baker
  5. Jackie’s Ghost – Ray Draper
  6. Chasin’ the Bird – Charlie Parker

In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Drum Suite”, album by Art Blakey, side one is the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, side two is the Jazz Messengers. It was recorded June – December 1956, February 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ira Sullivan – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Sam Dockery – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass, cello
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums
  • Charles “Specs” Wright – drums, timpani, gong
  • Candido Camero – bongos
  • Sabu Martinez – bongos 

Track listing:

  1. The Sacrifice – Art Blakey
  2. Cubano Chant – Ray Bryant
  3. Oscalypso – Oscar Pettiford
  4. Nica’s Tempo – Gigi Gryce
  5. D’s Dilemma – Mal Waldron
  6. Just for Marty – Bill Hardman

In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Prestige” label released “My People (Soul People)”, the eighth Freddie Roach album. It was recorded in June 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Jerry Field.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Roach – vocals, organ, piano
  • James Anderson – soprano sax
  • Roland Alexander, Conrad Lester – tenor sax
  • Harry White – flugelhorn
  • Kiane Zawadi – euphonium, trombone
  • Eddie Wright – guitar
  • Eddie Gladden – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Roach, except where noted

  1. Prince Street
  2. Straight Ahead – Mal Waldron
  3. Mas que Nada – Jorge Ben
  4. Drunk
  5. My People (Soul People)
  6. I’m on My Way
  7. Respectfully Yours
  8. Freddie

In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Prestige” label released “Mal/2”, the second Mal Waldron album. It was recorded April – May 1957.

Personnel:

  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Idrees Sulieman, Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Sahib Shihab – alto and baritone saxophone 
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Julian Euell – bass
  • Ed Thigpen, Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron except where noted.

  1. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  2. J.M.’s Dream Doll
  3. The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern
  4. One By One
  5. Don’t Explain – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  6. Potpourri

In November 1956.

In November 1956, “Prestige” label released “4, 5 and 6”, the third Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in July 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto sax
  • Hank Mobley – tenor sax
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sentimental Journey – Ben Homer, Bud Greeen, Les Brown
  2. Why Was I Born – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kenny Drew
  3. Contour – Kenny Drew
  4. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  5. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  6. Abstraction – Mal Waldron

In October 1959.

In October 1959, “Prestige” label “Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette”, an album by John Coltrane and Paul Quinichette. It was recorded in May 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone 
  • Paul Quinichette – tenor saxophone
  • Julian Euell – double bass
  • Ed Thigpen – drums
  • Mal Waldron – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Mal Waldron, except where noted

  1. Cattin’
  2. Sunday – Chester Conn, Ned Miller, Jule Styne
  3. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  4. Anatomy
  5. Vodka