Tracklist

CD 1: Tracks 1-5: 'After Ours' 1957 / Tracks 5-8 'The Prestige Jazz Quartet' 1957
# Title Rating Length
1 Steamin'
9:30
2 Blue Jelly
11:27
3 Count One
7:56
4 Empty Street
12:39
5 Take Three Parts Jazz
14:23
6 Meta-Waltz
5:29
7 Dear Elaine
4 8:53
8 Friday The 13th
4 8:55
CD 2: Tracks 1-5: 'Mal/3 Sounds' 1958 / Tracks 6-12: 'Mal/4 Trio' 1958
# Title Rating Length
1 Tension
5:02
2 Ollie's Caravan
8:31
3 The Cattin' Toddler
6:13
4 Portrait Of A Young Mother
10:00
5 For Every Man There's A Woman
9:10
6 Splidium-Dow
5:26
7 Like Someone In Love
7:17
8 Get Happy
4:57
9 J.M.'s Dream Doll
4:21
10 Too Close For Comfort
11:31
11 By Myself
5:01
12 Love Span
5:14
CD 3: Tracks 1-6: 'Just Wailin' 1958 / Tracks 7-11: 'Left Alone' 1959
# Title Rating Length
1 Minor Groove
7:37
2 Blue Echo
4:18
3 Blue Dip
9:26
4 Gospel Truth
10:47
5 Jumpin With Symphony Sid
4 3:33
6 Trinidad
4 4:30
7 Left Alone
5 6:07
8 Catwalk
4 6:56
9 You Don't Know What Love Is
4 5:52
10 Minor Pulsation
8:14
11 Airegin
7:13
CD 4: Tracks 1-7: 'Impressions' 1959 / Tracks 8-14: 'The Quest' 1961
# Title Rating Length
1 Champs Elysees
6:22
2 All About Us
4:01
3 Ciao!
5 9:54
4 All The Way
5:49
5 With A Song In My Heart
6:38
6 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
5:02
7 C'est Formidable
3:39
8 Status Seeking
8:50
9 Duquility
4:07
10 Thirteen
4:40
11 We Diddit
4:23
12 Warm Canto
5:36
13 Warp And Woof
5:32
14 Fire Waltz
7:57

Credits

CD 1: Tracks 1-5: 'After Ours' 1957 / Tracks 5-8 'The Prestige Jazz Quartet' 1957

trumpet:
Thad Jones (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–4)
drums:
Art Taylor (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–4)
Jerry Segal (1957-06-22) (tracks 5–8)
flute:
Frank Wess (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–2, 4)
guitar:
Kenny Burrell (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–4)
bass:
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–4)
Addison Farmer (1957-06-22) (tracks 5–8)
vibraphone:
Teddy Charles (1957-06-22) (tracks 5–8)
piano:
Mal Waldron (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–4)
Mal Waldron (1957-06-22) (tracks 5–8)
tenor saxophone:
Frank Wess (1957-06-21) (tracks 1, 3)
composer:
Teddy Charles (track 5)
Thelonious Monk (track 8)
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–4, 6–7)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–4)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-06-21) (tracks 1–4)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-06-22) (tracks 5–8)
recording of:
Blue Jelly (1957-06-21) (track 2)
Count One (1957-06-21) (track 3)
Empty Street (1957-06-21) (track 4)
Steamin' (1957-06-21) (track 1)
Dear Elaine (1957-06-22) (track 7)
Friday the 13th (1957-06-22) (track 8)
Meta-Waltz (1957-06-22) (track 6)
Take Three Parts Jazz (1957-06-22) (track 5)

CD 2: Tracks 1-5: 'Mal/3 Sounds' 1958 / Tracks 6-12: 'Mal/4 Trio' 1958

cello:
Calo Scott (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
trumpet:
Art Farmer (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
drums:
Elvin Jones (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
Kenny Dennis (1958-09-26) (tracks 6–12)
flute:
Eric Dixon (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
bass:
Julian Euell (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
Addison Farmer (1958-09-26) (tracks 6–12)
piano:
Mal Waldron (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
Mal Waldron (1958-09-26) (tracks 6–12)
composer:
Harold Arlen (track 5)
Arthur Schwartz (track 11)
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–4, 6, 9, 12)
Harold Arlen (1929) (track 8)
Jimmy Van Heusen (1944) (track 7)
lyricist:
Howard Dietz (track 11)
Leo Robin (track 5)
Ted Koehler (1929) (track 8)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (1944) (track 7)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
Rudy van Gelder (1958-09-26) (tracks 6–12)
vocals:
Elaine Waldron (1958-01-31) (tracks 4–5)
writer:
Jerry Bock (track 10)
Lawrence Holofcener (track 10)
George David Weiss (track 10)
publisher:
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 8)
Warner Bros. Music (track 8)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1958-01-31) (tracks 1–5)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1958-09-26) (tracks 6–12)
later translated versions:
Voyage au paradis (track 8)
part of:
The Band Wagon (1953 film) (track 11)
recording of:
For Every Man There's a Woman (1958-01-31) (track 5)
Ollie's Caravan (1958-01-31) (track 2)
Portrait Of A Young Mother (1958-01-31) (track 4)
Tension (1958-01-31) (track 1)
The Cattin' Toddler (1958-01-31) (track 3)
By Myself (1958-09-26) (track 11)
Get Happy (1958-09-26) (track 8)
J.M.'s Dream Doll (1958-09-26) (track 9)
Like Someone in Love (1958-09-26) (track 7)
Love Span (1958-09-26) (track 12)
Splidium-Dow (1958-09-26) (track 6)
Too Close for Comfort (Mr. Wonderful) (1958-09-26) (track 10)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3: Tracks 1-6: 'Just Wailin' 1958 / Tracks 7-11: 'Left Alone' 1959

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1959-02-24) (tracks 7–11)
drums:
Art Taylor (1958-02-14) (tracks 1–6)
Al Dreares (1959-02-24) (tracks 7–11)
flute:
Herbie Mann (1958-02-14) (tracks 1–6)
guitar:
Kenny Burrell (1958-02-14) (tracks 1–6)
bass:
George Joyner (1958-02-14) (tracks 1–6)
Julian Euell (1959-02-24) (tracks 7–11)
alto saxophone:
Jackie McLean (1959-02-24) (track 7)
piano:
Mal Waldron (1958-02-14) (tracks 1–6)
Mal Waldron (1959-02-24) (tracks 7–11)
tenor saxophone:
Charlie Rouse (1958-02-14) (tracks 1–6)
composer:
Kenny Burrell (track 3)
Cal Massey (track 6)
Gene de Paul (track 9)
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–2, 4, 7–8, 10)
Lester Young (track 5)
Don Raye (track 9)
Sonny Rollins (1954) (track 11)
engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (tracks 1–6)
Peter Ind (tracks 7–11)
lyricist:
Billie Holiday (track 7)
Don Raye (track 9)
producer:
Teddy Charles (tracks 7–11)
Bob Weinstock (tracks 1–6)
publisher:
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 9)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1958-02-14) (tracks 1–6)
later versions:
Airegin (with lyrics) (track 11)
recording of:
Blue Dip (1958-02-14) (track 3)
Blue Echo (1958-02-14) (track 2)
Gospel Truth (1958-02-14) (track 4)
Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid (1958-02-14) (track 5)
Minor Groove (1958-02-14) (track 1)
Trinidad (1958-02-14) (track 6)
Airegin (instrumental) (1959-02-24) (track 11)
Catwalk (1959-02-24) (track 8)
Left Alone (1959-02-24) (track 7)
Minor Pulsation (1959-02-24) (track 10)
You Don’t Know What Love Is (1959-02-24) (track 9)

CD 4: Tracks 1-7: 'Impressions' 1959 / Tracks 8-14: 'The Quest' 1961

clarinet:
Eric Dolphy (1961-06-27) (track 12)
cello:
Ron Carter (US jazz double-bassist) (1961-06-27) (tracks 8–14)
drums:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1959-03-20) (tracks 1–7)
Charlie Persip (1961-06-27) (tracks 8–14)
bass:
Addison Farmer (1959-03-20) (tracks 1–7)
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (1961-06-27) (tracks 8–14)
alto saxophone:
Eric Dolphy (1961-06-27) (tracks 8–11, 13–14)
piano:
Mal Waldron (1959-03-20) (tracks 1–7)
Mal Waldron (1961-06-27) (tracks 8–14)
tenor saxophone:
Booker Ervin (1961-06-27) (tracks 8–11, 13–14)
composer:
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (track 6)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 4)
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–3, 7–9, 11–14)
Richard Rodgers (1929) (track 5)
engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (tracks 8–14)
lyricist:
Sammy Cahn (track 4)
Gus Kahn (track 6)
Lorenz Hart (1929) (track 5)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (1959-03-20) (tracks 1–7)
publisher:
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1959-03-20) (tracks 1–7)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1961-06-27) (tracks 8–14)
recording of:
All About Us (1959-03-20) (track 2)
All the Way (from "The Joker is Wild") (1959-03-20) (track 4)
C'est Formidable (1959-03-20) (track 7)
Champs Elysees (1959-03-20) (track 1)
Ciao! (1959-03-20) (track 3)
With a Song in My Heart (1959-03-20) (track 5)
You Stepped Out of a Dream (Ziegfeld Girl, 1941 film) (1959-03-20) (track 6)
Duquility (1961-06-27) (track 9)
Fire Waltz (1961-06-27) (track 14)
Status Seeking (1961-06-27) (track 8)
Thirteen (1961-06-27) (track 10)
Warm Canto (1961-06-27) (track 12)
Warp And Woof (1961-06-27) (track 13)
We Diddit (1961-06-27) (track 11)