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Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy – Sempre Amore (2008 FLAC)

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Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy - Sempre Amore (2008 FLAC)

Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy – Sempre Amore (2008 FLAC)

Artist: Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy
Album: Sempre Amore
Release/Reissue: 2008
Genre: Jazz

01. Johnny Come Lately
02. Prelude To A Kiss
03. Star-crossed Lovers
04. To The Bitter
05. Azure
06. Sempre Amor?
07. Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
08. Smada

Pianist Mal Waldron and soprano-saxophonist Steve Lacy have collaborated on many occasions (on an irregular basis) starting in the 1980’s. Both masterful musicians are expatriates whose styles developed after they made their initial impact in the 1950’s. On this likable set, they perform eight songs composed by Duke Ellington and/or Billy Strayhorn. Although adventurous in spots, their intepretations of such pieces as “Johnny Come Lately,” “Prelude To A Kiss” and “Smada” are quite respectful and keep the strong melodies in mind. Recommended.

Mal Waldron – piano
Steve Lacy – soprano sax