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New CD! Tony Malaby's Tamarindo Releases Third Record Somos Agua





Tony Malaby - tenor and soprano saxophone
Nasheet Waits - drums
William Parker - bass





Tony Malaby included in DownBeat's 80 Coolest Things in Jazz Today

"Ask Tony Malaby about freedom and you'll get a long, thoughtful response that grapples with its social and technical dimensions, followed by the admission, "Freedom is so paradoxical." One aspect of that paradox is that he is a formidably accomplished soprano and tenor saxophonist with enviable tone and an endless font of compelling ideas, yet he steers his music away from perfection. Another is that he favors the company of highly accomplished musicians like John Hollenbeck, William Parker and Ben Monder, but asks them to embrace an "aesthetic of not knowing." ... -Bill Meyer".

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Jazz Times article on Tony Malaby

On Jan. 12, his 49th birthday, saxophonist Tony Malaby played an unruly set with his Tuba Trio at Winter Jazzfest in New York. Joined by Dan Peck on tuba and John Hollenbeck on drums, percussion and keyboards, Malaby burned brightly, leaning into phrases with gestures from the elbow and shoulder, wringing a twisted beauty from the tenor as held it aloft. The lusty audience response seemed to register that a hero of today's improvised music scene was on the stage.

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New CD!
Tony Malaby's Novela - Arrangements by Kris Davis



Official Released on
on Clean Feed Records

  • Tony Malaby, Soprano and tenor saxophones
  • Michael Attias - Alto Saxophone
  • Joachim Badenhorst - Bass Clarinet
  • Andrew Hadro - Baritone Saxophone
  • Ralph Alessi - Trumpet
  • Ben Gerstein - Trombone
  • Kris Davis - Piano and Conductor
  • John Hollenbeck, Drums and Percussion




Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio
at the Jazz Gallery.






Tamarindo Review from the NY Times

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