Tracklist

CD 1: Tracks 1-6: 'Mal-1' 1956 / Tracks 7-12: 'Mal-2' 1957
# Title Rating Length
1 Stablemates
4:49
2 Yesterdays
7:43
3 Transfiguration
7:14
4 Bud Study
5:45
5 Dee's Dilemma
6:54
6 Shome
5:01
7 From This Moment On
6:11
8 J.M.'s Dream Doll
7:54
9 The Way You Look Tonight
8:22
10 One by One
9:38
11 Don't Explain
6:54
12 Potpourri
6:36
CD 2: Tracks 1-6: 'Olio' 1957 / Tracks 7-10: 'Whealin & Dealin' 1957 Mal-2' 1957
# Title Rating Length
1 Potpourri
6:03
2 Blues Without Woe
7:57
3 Touche
6:19
4 Dakar
6:57
5 Embraceable You
4:12
6 Hello Frisco
6:07
7 Things Aren't What They Used to Be
8:27
8 Wheelin'
11:15
9 Robbins' Nest
15:24
10 Dealin'
10:13
CD 3: Tracks 1-6: 'Coolin' 1956 / Tracks 7-12: 'Four Altos' 1957
# Title Rating Length
1 Staggers
7:55
2 Song of a Star
7:14
3 The Eagle Flies
7:44
4 Bunni
8:05
5 Reiteration
7:59
6 Everything Happens to Me
4:33
7 Pedal Eyes
7:32
8 Kokochee
6:24
9 No More Nights
5:04
10 Kinda Kanonic
6:05
11 Don't Blame Me
4:55
12 Staggers
8:25
CD 4: Tracks 1-4: 'Interplay For 2 Trumpets And 2 Tenors' 1957 / Tracks 5-8 'Hearthy' 1957
# Title Rating Length
1 Interplay
9:37
2 Anatomy
11:51
3 Light Blue
7:48
4 Soul Eyes
5 17:28
5 Earthy
9:23
6 What's Not
7:12
7 I Wouldn't
6:16
8 The Front Line
6:15

Credits

CD 1: Tracks 1-6: 'Mal-1' 1956 / Tracks 7-12: 'Mal-2' 1957

trumpet:
Bill Hardman (tracks 7–9)
Idrees Sulieman (tracks 1–6, 10–12)
drums:
Art Taylor (tracks 7–9)
Ed Thigpen (tracks 10–12)
bass:
Julian Euell (tracks 1–12)
alto saxophone:
Gigi Gryce (tracks 1–6)
Jackie McLean (tracks 7–9)
piano:
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–12)
tenor saxophone:
John Coltrane (tracks 7–12)
composer:
Benny Golson (track 1)
Jerome Kern (track 2)
Lee Sears (track 3)
Idrees Sulieman (track 6)
Mal Waldron (tracks 4–5, 8, 12)
Jerome Kern (1936) (track 9)
Cole Porter (1951) (track 7)
lyricist:
Otto Harbach (track 2)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1936) (track 9)
Cole Porter (1951) (track 7)
producer:
Bob Weinstock (tracks 1–6)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (tracks 1–6)
writer:
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 11)
Billie Holiday (track 11)
publisher:
Universal Music Publishing (Use ONLY if no country-specific information is available) (track 11)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 2)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 2)
recorded at:
Hackensack Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1956-11-09) (tracks 1–6)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-04-19) (tracks 7–9)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-05-17) (tracks 10–12)
later translated versions:
Det som var (track 2)
Tyst nu (track 11)
part of:
Roberta (track 2)
Kiss Me, Kate (musical) (track 7)
recording of:
Bud Study (track 4)
Dee's Dilemma (track 5)
Don’t Explain (track 11)
From This Moment On (Kiss Me, Kate, 1953 film & 1999 Broadway revival casts only) (track 7)
J.M.'s Dream Doll (track 8)
One by One (track 10)
Potpourri (track 12)
Shome (track 6)
Stablemates (track 1)
Transfiguration (track 3)
Yesterdays (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Swing Time Medley (track 9)

CD 2: Tracks 1-6: 'Olio' 1957 / Tracks 7-10: 'Whealin & Dealin' 1957 Mal-2' 1957

trumpet:
Thad Jones (tracks 1–6)
drums:
Elvin Jones (tracks 1–6)
Art Taylor (tracks 7–10)
bass:
Doug Watkins (tracks 1–10)
vibraphone:
Teddy Charles (tracks 1–6)
piano:
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–10)
tenor saxophone:
John Coltrane (tracks 7–10)
Paul Quinichette (tracks 7–10)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 5)
composer:
Teddy Charles (tracks 2, 4, 6)
Illinois Jacquet (track 9)
Sir Charles Thompson (jazz) (track 9)
Mal Waldron (tracks 1, 3, 8, 10)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 5)
Mercer Ellington (1942) (track 7)
lyricist:
Ted Persons (track 7)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (track 9)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 5)
performer:
Frank Wess (tracks 1–10)
publisher:
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 5)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-02-16) (tracks 1–6)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-09-20) (tracks 7–10)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 5)
part of:
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 5)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 5)
recording of:
Blues Without Woe (track 2)
Dakar (track 4)
Dealin' (track 10)
Embraceable You (track 5)
Hello Frisco (track 6)
Potpourri (track 1)
Robbins’ Nest (track 9)
Touche (track 3)
Wheelin' (track 8)

CD 3: Tracks 1-6: 'Coolin' 1956 / Tracks 7-12: 'Four Altos' 1957

trumpet:
Idrees Sulieman (tracks 1–6)
drums:
Louis Hayes (tracks 7–12)
Jerry Segal (tracks 1–6)
bass:
Addison Farmer (tracks 1–6)
Tommy Potter (tracks 7–12)
vibraphone:
Teddy Charles (tracks 1–6)
alto saxophone:
John Jenkins (American jazz saxophonist) (tracks 1–5)
Gene Quill (tracks 7–12)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (tracks 7–12)
Hal Stein (tracks 7–12)
Phil Woods (tracks 7–12)
piano:
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Teddy Charles (tracks 8–9)
Matt Dennis (American singer, pianist, band leader) (track 6)
John Jenkins (American jazz saxophonist) (track 2)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 11)
Hal Stein (track 10)
Idrees Sulieman (track 3)
Mal Waldron (tracks 1, 4–5, 7, 12)
lyricist:
Tom Adair (track 6)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 11)
producer:
Teddy Charles (tracks 1–6)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (tracks 1–12)
publisher:
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-02-09) (tracks 7–12)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-04-14) (tracks 1–6)
later versions:
recording of:
Bunni (track 4)
Don’t Blame Me (track 11)
Kinda Kanonic (track 10)
Kokochee (track 8)
No More Nights (track 9)
Pedal Eyes (track 7)
Reiteration (track 5)
Song of a Star (track 2)
Staggers (tracks 1, 12)
The Eagle Flies (track 3)

CD 4: Tracks 1-4: 'Interplay For 2 Trumpets And 2 Tenors' 1957 / Tracks 5-8 'Hearthy' 1957

trumpet:
Art Farmer (tracks 5–8)
Idrees Sulieman (tracks 1–4)
Webster Young (tracks 1–4)
drums:
Art Taylor (tracks 1–4)
Ed Thigpen (tracks 5–8)
guitar:
Kenny Burrell (tracks 1–8)
bass:
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (tracks 1–4)
Teddy Kotick (tracks 5–8)
alto saxophone:
Hal McKusick (tracks 5–8)
piano:
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–8)
tenor saxophone:
Al Cohn (tracks 5–8)
John Coltrane (tracks 1–4)
Bobby Jaspar (Belgian tenor saxophonist) (tracks 1–4)
composer:
Hal McKusick (tracks 7–8)
Mal Waldron (tracks 1–6)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (tracks 1–8)
publisher:
Prestige Music (track 4)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-01-25) (tracks 5–8)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1957-03-22) (tracks 1–4)
recording of:
Anatomy (track 2)
Earthy (track 5)
I Wouldn't (track 7)
Interplay (track 1)
Light Blue (track 3)
Soul Eyes (track 4)
The Front Line (track 8)
What's Not (track 6)