A few years ago I got Naomi a couple of instrumental albums called Jazz Minus 1, which basically some great jazz players playing through tunes and comping for a singer who wasnt there. Sort of high-class karaoke tracks for Naomi in case she was called upon to sing somewhere out of the blue.
That was the first time I heard Mal Waldron's name as it was his band that played on the records and today I stumbled upon this nice documentary of the man, and thought I'd share. His personality shines through and it is fascinating to watch him knowing he's lived so much of his life in Europe as many players did where they got much better respect and treatment.
Here's a link to the blog post where I found it: