I found my way to Mal Waldron’s Nervous
piano solo on the double LP, They All Played Bebop
(released in 1982). Recorded on 5 December 1957, it was part of the LP, The Sound of Jazz
, which was followed on 8 December by the TV broadcast of the same name
. The restless, edgy feeling conveyed through Waldron’s musical imagination is a notable “utterance” of the word’s meaning as expressed in our universal language.