No More Tears (For Lady Day)
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||Yesterdays||Mal Waldron||7:11||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||No More Tears||Mal Waldron||6:58||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Melancholy Waltz||Mal Waldron||5:52||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Solitude||Mal Waldron||5:58||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Love Me or Leave Me||Mal Waldron||5:50||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||All Night Through||Mal Waldron||6:34||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||As Time Goes By||Mal Waldron||7:01||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Smoke Gets In Your Eyes||Mal Waldron||3:49||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
||Alone Together||Mal Waldron||8:44||9,00 kr||View in iTunes|
Not to be confused with the trio session recorded in the early '70s, Blues for Lady Day, this recording takes the same familiar trio format to revisit several tunes associated with Billie Holiday, as well as a few written in her memory by Waldron. The pianist is in a somber mood, perhaps because of the theme, though his performance is up to his usually high standards. A master of understatement, Waldron favors lingering chords that hang laconically even with the faster tempos. He rarely inserts an unneeded note, but instead concentrates on total sound. Drummer John Betsch brings out the best in each tune, pushing Waldron when appropriate. Bassist Paulo Cardoso makes little impression, particularly as a soloist, where he sometimes appears trapped by the structures of the songs. He is more successful as an accompanist. The delightful ambience of the trio results in a laid-back atmosphere that soothes and calms. A fine antidote to a stressful world and a lovely tribute to Lady Day.
Born: 16 August 1926 in New York, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s