The Seagulls Of Kristiansund
As pianist and composer Mal Waldron is a brilliant original. The present album consists of three of his compositions and must be considered as his masterpiece. The players are perfect for the occasion.
"This set deserves the kind of classical status assigned to (say) "Kind of Blue," "Blues and the Abstract Truth," and "A Love Supreme." As pianist and composer Mal Waldron is a brilliant original. The present album consists of three of his compositions and must be considered as his masterpiece. The players are perfect for the occasion. Waldron, Woody Shaw (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor), Reggie Workman (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums) all take extended solos and each is at the absolute top of his form. The title track, which checks in at 27 minutes, is a haunting meditation in which the interplay between piano and bass supplies only one of the album's downright thrilling features. The names of Workman and Blackwell should constitute a seal of quality on such adventurous, demanding projects as this one."
(source: Amazon.com, J. Walton)
"Recorded live, with an an extraordinary quintet, at The Village Vanguard, New York. Imagine! Woody Shaw (trumpet), Richard Davis (bass),Ben Riley (drums) and a Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) at his greatest. The title piece is a long and extraordinary ballad (more than 25 minutes) where Rouse and Davis play emotionnal, sometimes mysterious, but always charming and magical solos. You listen to it with the really impression to be on a Norway desert and wild beach. A fabulous musical voyage. But it's an american jazz game all the way! Mal Waldron conduct this quintet as he play his piano, in a world of perpetual dream..."
(source: Amazon.com, G. Chaumel)
|Title||The Seagulls Of Kristiansund|
|Display Artist||Mal Waldron Quintet|
|Release date||Dec 31, 1989|
|Product type||full album|