Blues for Lady Day
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||CleanBlues for Lady Day||Mal Waldron||3:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust Friends||Mal Waldron||4:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't Blame Me||Mal Waldron||3:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Don't Know What Love Is||Mal Waldron||5:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Man I Love||Mal Waldron||3:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're My Thrill||Mal Waldron||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrange Fruit||Mal Waldron||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanEasy Living||Mal Waldron||4:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanMean to Me||Mal Waldron||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||CleanA.L.B.O.M. (A Little Bit of Miles)||Mal Waldron||18:13||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere, There and Everywhere||Mal Waldron||17:38||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Pianist Mal Waldron was Billie Holiday's final regular accompanist and has recorded several tributes to Lady Day through the years. This CD brings back a nine-song solo tribute that consists of eight songs associated with Holiday (including "Don't Blame Me," "You're My Thrill," "Strange Fruit" and "Mean to Me") plus Waldron's "Blues for Lady Day"; the emphasis is on thoughtful (and sometimes a bit downbeat) interpretations at ballad tempoes. The reissue adds two lengthy and unrelated trio improvisations with bassist Henk Haverhoek and drummer Pierre Courbois ("A Little Bit of Miles" and "Here, There and Everywhere") that actually have nothing to do with Lady Day but do feature Mal Waldron coming up with some interesting and fresh ideas.
Born: August 16, 1926 in New York, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s