Mal Waldron / George Haslam:
Recorded in 1995
|1/||I've Got the World on a String||Harold Arlen||6:31|
|2/||One for Steve * (dedicated to Steve Lacy)||G. Haslam, M. Waldron||6:05|
|3/||Tangled Lawfull Bells *||G. Haslam, M. Waldron||5:17|
|4/||Let's Do it Over||George Haslam||6:11|
|6/||Steps in Rhythm||George Haslam||5:08|
|7/||Datura||Richard Leigh Harris||4:48|
|8/||From Charleston Till Now *||G. Haslam, M. Waldron||9:40|
|9/||Come Sunday||Duke Ellington||6:31|
|10/||I'm Old-fashioned||Jerome Kern||5:28|
|11/||After the Carnage||Mal Waldron||4:45|
|12/||Thailand Dance *||G. Haslam, M. Waldron||9:15|
Recorded on April 20, 1995. Engineer: Tim Turan.
Producer: George Haslam.
Cover painting: Narv Waldron. Cover art: Paul Medley.
To me the heart of the session was in the improvisations, short tracks but very satisfying. I was pleased to include some pieces on tarógató - a 19th century Hungarian reed instrument, in appearance like a wooden soprano saxophone.
The first improvisation, One for Steve is for Steve Lacy - it was impossible to avoid his influence, having heard him play with Mal over the years. This track is actually the first thing we played on the session. Tangled Lawful Bells, From Charleston Till Now and Thailand Dance are all pure and simple improvisations.
George Haslam (excerpt from liner notes)