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Seven Classic Albums with one Hundred tracks on four CDs for the price of just one CD means you get an awful lot for not a lot of money.

The Real Gone Jazz label has garnered some really good reviews for sound quality.
The digitally enhanced sound is a good indicator but for a proper review I really suggest you read other, more knowledgeable people's reviews.
The collection is on 4 CDs encased in a double wide jewel case. Enhanced to boot makes this a tempting buy.

But Amazon UK have not listed the classic albums nor the track listing so this may be of help.

The albums are

Mal 1 ,
Mal 2,
Mal 3 ,
Sounds Mal,
4 Trio Left Alone,
Impressions and
The Quest

As always if you see any typos add a note and I will correct and credit you with the correction- just add a comment......
CD 1:
Mal-1, 1956:
1 Stablemates,
2 Yesterdays,
3 Transfiguration,
4 Bud Study,
5 Dee's Dilemma,
6 Shome,
Mal/2, 1957:
7 Potpourri,
8 J.M's Dream Doll,
9 Don't Explain,
10 The Way You Look Tonight,

CD 2:
Mal/2, 1957, continued:
1 From This Moment On,
2 One By On,e
Mal/3 Sounds, 1958:
3 Tension,
4 Ollie's Caravan,
5 The Cattin' Toddler,
6 Portrait Of A Young Mother,
7 For Every Man There's A Women,
Mal/4 Trio, 1958:
8 Splidium-Dow,
9 Like Someone In Love,
10 Get Happy!
11 J.M's Dream Doll.

CD 3:
Mal/4 Trio, 1958, continued:
1 Too Close For Comfort,
2 By Myself,
3 Love Span,
Left Alone, 1959:
4 Left Alone,
5 Catwalk,
6 You Don't Know What Love Is,
7 Minor Pulsation,
8 Airegin,
9 Mal Waldron Interview - The Way He Remembers Billie Holiday
Impressions, 1959:
10 Les Champs Elysees,
11 C'est Formidable.

CD 4:
Impressions, 1959, continued:
1 Ciao!
2 You Stepped Out Of A Dream,
3 All The Way,
4 All About Us,
5 With A Song In My Heart,
The Quest, 1961:
6 Status Seeking
7 Duquilty,
8 Thirteen,
9 We Did It!
10 Warm Canto,
11 Warp And Woof,
12 Fire Waltz,
13. Jazz ala Glenn.
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on 10 July 2013
this whole series is so excellent .this is a terrific set to have .particularly the one with eric dolphy .some amazing expressive playing .high reccomending for this set .and quick well packaged great service .best wishes
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 17 September 2014
This superb collection was my introduction to Max Waldron, after being intrigued by a haunting description of 'Left Alone' in David Mitchell's book 'Ghostwritten', a track included on Waldron's album of the same name on this 7-album, 4 cd set. For me, it's been a lovely discovery.

There's a mixture of hard bop & ballads throughout, delivered from trio to septet assemblies. There's a mouth-watering selection of jazz 'greats', including Gigi Gryce, John Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Art Farmer, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin & Idrees Suliemen, and that only includes those on horns. Drummers vary throughout, but Julian Euell is the most prominent bassist, while even cello makes a welcome appearance, adding warmth & depth to a couple of albums here, thanks to Calo Scott & Ron Carter.

However, the real joy of this set is not the individual parts, illustrious though the names may be, but the way in which Waldron's arrangements allow the process to gell, and really lift off in the more driven numbers, such as 'Potpourri' & 'Status Seeking', while creating a richly memorable warmth to the slower pieces, including the achingly beautiful 'Left Alone' with McLean's sax plunging a deep well, and the rich chocolate of 'Duquilty', with Dolphy's clarinet exquisitely hanging over 'Warm Canto'.

Sound quality is good throughout, with individual instruments well identified, and there is a similar energising drive in the two trio albums here. This lovely collection features some very classy jazz, and some very interesting & unusual keyboard work from Waldron, which put me in mind of Monk at times, especially in 'Mal 3' & 'Impressions'. Most of these albums are highly rated in Penguin, Gramophone & All Music jazz guides, and the savings over buying these individually is substantial. Well worth exploring.
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on 2 March 2013
Excellent value for a very well packaged and interesting collection of albums which are not easily available singly let alone in a collection
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on 20 April 2015
comprehensive repackaging of elusive albums featuring this important pianist.
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on 18 May 2016
Stupendous bargain with first class jazz musicians
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on 7 May 2016
Very good, highly recommended!
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on 21 September 2014
Excellent value.
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