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File under: Free JazzPost Bop

Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy

The Mighty Warriors: Live In Antwerp (2LP)

Label: Elemental Music

Format: 2LP

Genre: Jazz

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The package includes reflections by producer Zev Feldman and acclaimed jazz writer Adam Shatz, as well as the testimonies of the concert’s bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Andrew Cyrille. The extensive booklet also contains interviews with Jane Bunnett, David Virelles, David Liebman, Vijay Iyer, Evan Parker, and Mal Waldron’s widow, Hiromi Waldron, as well as never-before-seen photos from the actual concert taken by Hugo Peeters.

“Lacy and Waldron first shared a stage at the Five Spot in 1958 and had performed together ever since, often in Europe, where
both men settled in the 1960s. They weren’t an obvious match. Lacy’s soprano saxophone had a chirping, fluttering sound that often evoked a lightness, an irrepressible jauntiness. Waldron’s sound had a vein of melancholy as deep and as rich as a Black spiritual, or a Schubert lieder. But the two men shared an affinity with the music of Thelonious Monk and had a similar relationship with the avant-garde, whose freedoms they embraced without ever turning their back on melody. These contrasts and convergences made for a sublime chemistry, and it was on thrilling display that night in Antwerp, the last in a series of three concerts held in celebration of Waldron’s 70th birthday.” - Adam Shatz

File under: Free JazzPost Bop
Cat. number: 5990546
Year: 2024
Recorded in Antwerp the 30th september of 1995 during Mal's 70th birthday tour. Numbered and limited edition pressing of 2350