John Malachi

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A tasteful pianist, John Malachi spent most of his career accompanying top jazz-oriented singers. A self-taught pianist, Malachi's first important musical job was with Trummy Young from 1943-44. He was…
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A tasteful pianist, John Malachi spent most of his career accompanying top jazz-oriented singers. A self-taught pianist, Malachi's first important musical job was with Trummy Young from 1943-44. He was a member of the classic Billy Eckstine Bebop Orchestra from 1944-45, contributing both piano solos and advanced arrangements. Malachi was back with Eckstine in 1947, toured with Illinois Jacquet in 1948 and then worked with Pearl Bailey in 1950, Dinah Washington in 1951, Louis Jordan in 1951, Sarah Vaughan from 1952-54, Al Hibbler from 1955-58 and Joe Williams. Malachi's later years were spent freelancing in Washington D.C.