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  1. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    Well David Friesen just replied that he is willing to do a phone interview with me! I can’t believe it. Same goes now for Romanian tenor saxophonist Nicolas Simion. He joined Mal on his last recordings for TUTU. He is also willing to do an interview by phone or email! So now I have some time to prepare a good set of questions. But of course I am no professional interviewer so if you guys have any suggestions for questions or just stuff you would like to know from David or Nicolas (in relation with his connection to Mal) just let me know! Do not hesitate to post them here.
  2. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    I would love to have hear that: Mal and Sonny together! Mal second wife was called Hiromi. They met and married somewhere in the early ‘80’s. That’s all I know. No pictures to be found on the internet. She and Mal got three more children together.
  3. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    Thank you so much for those flattering words guys that really puts a smile on my face! In the meanwhile Maya Workman has responded to my email and says she will ask Reggie Workman to consider writing a piece for the blog... I can’t believe I even got a reply. Of course Mr. Workman hasn’t even replied yet but please let me keep on dreaming
  4. Are you sure? In my last contact with NoBuisness they said it would be 6 releases.
  5. The recent Pure Pleasure reissue that sounds very good! Great record by Bonner (my favorite). Probably his most creative outing with a great band and even some strings. But it's mostly his fluent and gentle piano playing that really does it. Great music, ugly artwork....
  6. Vol.2 is now spinning and it's another very good record. I really love this series and can't wait for the last two to be released.
  7. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    Inspired by Tom's words I try to contact more people affiliated with him for personal stories about Mal. Up till now I tried to contact: - Arjen Gorter - Reggie Workman - David Friesen - Peter Wiesmueller - George Haslam - Nicolas Simion - Mala Waldron Maybe no one is interested in writing something down for a blog by some 30 year old Dutch Mal freak but you never know If people here on the board have contacts with people who had a personal affiliation with Mal: it would be so great if you could help me out! @Chuck Nessa from earlier messages on the board I understand you did meet Mal a few times but had no personal connection to him did you mr. Nessa? Otherwise of course feel free to tell us your stories
  8. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    2 months running now but not even halfway there! This really is a journey and I am enjoying every bit of it. This week is a very interesting one for some of the classics that pass by and also the personal memories by Belgian filmmaker and musician Tom van Overberghe. The week starts of with the fascinating duet with alto player Marion Brown: Songs of Love and Regret was the first and also my favorite one of their two duets. It's really Marion Brown in it's most soft and subdued way. Truly a piece of beauty and another fascinating duet form with Mal. Just listen to their version of 'A Flower is a Lonesome Thing'... Dedication was Mal's last duet he recorded with bassist David Friesen. Though not essential, it's an highly enjoyable encounter and it was also Mal's first release on Soul Note. Also enjoyable and another interesting direction in his music is the album Space, where Mal collaborates with two French Musicians: Doudou Gouirand and Michel Marre. A trio without a rhythm section the music is somewhere in between more contemporary jazz and more free improvisation. But the music is highly accessible for both Marre's and Gouirands sweet sounds. This was their first of two records. Then up come the classics for this week: Sempre Amore with Steve Lacy.... I'll admit these two guys could hardly do anything wrong with me but this is another astonishing piece of music. A first studio encounter by this duo they stick to compositions written by Duke Ellington and/or Billy Strayhorn this time. The music is creative, original, fresh and sometimes tearjerking beatiful. Probably their most accessible record as well. There's also the solo record on Soul Note: Update. I would dare to say that it is his best solo record in the studios. It contains one of Mal's beautiful tributes in it's first appearance on record: Free for C.T. (Cecil Taylor) which is an incridible journey trough all kinds of piano styles. Also the standards played here are all played in a very original kind of way. The second reunion with Jackie McLean called Left Alone '86 is a bit like their first in 1976: it's a good record but nothing very special. And I keep having the feeling that they had more potential together than just playing a few standards together. Closing off this week with one of Mal's best known and highly rated records: The Seagulls of Kristiansund. And yes that record is just freakin great and really still one of my favorites. What a band: Woody Shaw, Charlie Rouse, Reggie Workman, Ed Blackwell and Mal himself. The chemistry is there for a full 50 minutes long and every one of them is at the top of their capabilities. Mind-blowing and essential music. But the real treat this week is the personal retrospect by Tom van Overberghe. I asked him if he wanted to contribute to my blog and fortunately he did! This Belgian filmmaker and musician was the son of freejazz saxophonist Cel van Overberghe and the nephew of nobody less than Fred van Hove. It was Tom who made the excellent Mal Waldron documentary 'A Portrait of Mal Waldron' which is on YouTube these days. He was pretty close to Mal and his family in the last 7 years of Mal's life. In his piece he looks back on his period with Mal but also on his own development as a human being, musician and professional filmmaker. And don't forget to watch his documentary. It's lovely with appearances by Max Roach, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Steve Lacy and Jeanne Lee. Hope you guys enjoy reading again. https://snake-out.blogspot.com https://snake-out.blogspot.com/2020/12/all-reviews-in-chronological-order.html https://snake-out.blogspot.com/2020/12/all-reviews-by-rating.html
  9. All of these Louis Hayes Muse sessions are so freakin' good. This is another great one but probably my least favorite. The Real Thing and Ichi Ban are even better. But this one is very good too. And a good oppurtunity to hear Charles Davis in a prominent role (on baritone sax!)
  10. Another great Land/Hutch album
  11. 2016 International Phonograph. Sounds amazing!
  12. https://www.dustygroove.com/item/978497?cat=jazz&incl_cs=1&no_incl_in=1&sort_order=release_date That looks interesting!
  13. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    Time for another weekly update! Mal was really into duets: this week there are five of them all recorded within 2 years time. There are two duets with the excellent bassist David Friesen: Encounters and Remembering Mal. The Muse album is the one I like best. Though it definitely also consist of more straightahead jazz there are also some successful experiments with music that is hard to describe. Lots of creativity and a true showcase of Friesen's virtuoso bass style. Love the sound of his electric 'Oregon' bass here too. Their second recording was released posthumously and is a more straightahead jazz jam session. Though nothing groundbreaking it's highly enjoyable for it's live atmosphere and hearable joy of both players. The 2007 Jazzwerkstatt release 'Live in Berlin' is another fantastic duo record with Steve Lacy. They made plenty and not one of them was a failure. And this one is definitely among their better one's. Also a first hearing of their Billy Strayhorn interpretation: a beautiful version of "A Flower is a Lonesome Thing'. Then we've got a piano encounter with Yosuke Yamashita: Piano Duo Live at Pit Inn. A great dual full of chemistry and lots of piano power. A setting that worked out better than I could have imagined. Also recommended for every Yamashita fan. Only the two vocal records of this week really disappoint. The one with Sumiko Yoseyama is slightly better as her voice sounds a little better, her English is a little more fluent and there are no strings. But still, I really do not like her singing. Same goes for Femi Bellomo who's voice doesn't really suite jazz ballads. Her voice is pretty sharp and loud and sometimes on the edge of... out of tune. Interesting for a first appearance of Roberto Ottaviano. But his duo album with Mal for DIW is much better. Stay tuned for next week as there will be some classic albums A duet with Marion Brown, Sempre Amore with Steve Lacy, Update on Soul Note and... The Seagulls of Kristiansand which is probably one of his best known albums. Also there will be a personal story by Tom Overberghe, the director of the fantastic documentary on Mal's life: 'A Portrait of Mal Waldron'. It will be published in both Dutch and English. Enjoy your weekend! https://snake-out.blogspot.com https://snake-out.blogspot.com/2020/12/all-reviews-in-chronological-order.html https://snake-out.blogspot.com/2020/12/all-reviews-by-rating.html
  14. Ordered vol.2,3 and 4 today
  15. The USPS SUCKS

    Well I don’t know if it’s USPS or PostNL (and believe me, they suck at least as much) but it’s now the eighth week that I am waiting for a record from the USA.... I think it’s probably lost