A definitive list of the 10 best albums of 1950
Here are my choices for the 10 best albums of 1950.
10. Ella Sings Gershwin
In terms of voice, I would take Ella Fitzgerald over Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan any day. In terms of material, Holiday often has the most depth. But in terms of sheer enjoyment, I will always ride with whoever is best to sing along with. And that is usually Fitzgerald. She is one of the greatest vocalists of all time.
9. Piano Solos (Bud Powell)
Not as good as the sequel, and not as good as Thelonious Monk, but Piano Solos #1 is another reason why Bud Powell should be given his due as one of the progenitors of modern jazz.
8. Sones of Mexico (Trio Aguilillas)
“This delightful mariachi tape is only six songs and 19-minutes long, which means even a staunch musical conservative…
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