by Dave Kaufman
COVID-19 has decimated the live music business and left many jazz musicians without the much-needed income from gigs. The absence of live music has been partially compensated for by livestream performances and a small number of outdoor gigs, including those supported by the Arts for Arts group. Nevertheless, feel-good stories have been few and far between amidst the wreckage of the pandemic. However, Tony Malaby and friends have created a musical oasis in the most unusual of places, a secluded ...read more
by Dave Kaufman
I recently relocated to jny: Toronto and I'm still familiarizing myself with the local jazz scene and musicians. The scene itself turns out to be more expansive and broader in musical scope than I anticipated. The Rex Jazz Bar and Hotel is the pre-eminent jazz club in the city. It features jazz seven nights a week with as many as 20 shows in a given week, almost rivaling Smalls Jazz in jny: New York City for the breadth of its ...read more
by Bob Osborne
A focus on saxophonist Tony Malaby with a variety of music from his work as a leader, co-leader and as a sideman demonstrating his exceptional playing. Playlist Gordon Grdina Visceral Voices" from No Difference (Songlines) 00:00 Rez Abassi Dark Bones" from Out of Body (Feroza) 09:04 Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth Arthur Avenue" from Epicenter (Clean Feed) 19:49 Pandelis Karayorgis, Mat Maneri Three Plus Three" from Disambiguation (Leo Records) 27:56 Tony Malaby Paloma Recio Artifact" from Incantations (Clean Feed) 38:22 ...read more
by Jeff Stockton
Tony Malaby's Apparitions Voladores Clean Feed 2009 Stephane Kerecki Trio with Tony Malaby Houria Zig Zag Territoires 2009
Since arriving in NYC about 15 years ago,Tony Malaby, through a series of fortuitous (and well-chosen) associations (including Marty Ehrlich and Mario Pavone, among others) as well as spots in Charlie Haden's Liberation ...read more
by Troy Collins
New York-based tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby's seventh album as a leader, Voladores, is named after the visually stunning Mexican dance troupes he saw while growing up in Tucson, Arizona. Inspired by their celebratory rhythmic fervor, he employs a dynamic dual drummer-based quartet on this date, revisiting the heavily percussive line-up of his 2003 sophomore release, Apparitions (Songlines).
Bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey return from the earlier session, with second drummer Michael Sarin replaced by percussionist and ...read more
by David Adler
Tony MalabyPaloma RecioNew World Records2009 Paul DunmallAncient and Future AirsClean Feed2009 Paloma Recio ("loud dove"), the debut of saxophonist Tony Malaby's quartet of the same name, is marked by the ghostly sonorities and harmonic wiles of guitarist Ben Monder, plus the flexible support of bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Nasheet Waits. Together, the four ...read more
by Mark Corroto
To use a rock 'n' roll analogy, saxophonist Tony Malaby is the Mick Jagger to Joe Lovano's Paul McCartney. It's not that anyone has to choose sides, but if the classic Paul Motian band (featuring Lovano) was The Beatles, then Malaby's Paloma Recio quartet is the Rolling Stones.
Without having to choose sides, Paloma Recio--or Loud Dove"--has recorded an instant masterpiece of modern music on this self-titled disc.
Malaby, a regular in New York's jazz circles, ...read more