The Music of 1957

Several of the decade’s most influential artists flourished in 1957. Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins released no less than six LPs, while jazzmen Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus maintained a prolific output. Superstars such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley continued their hot run of success, while old vanguards like Duke Ellington and Count Basie embarked on a late-career renaissance. And, of course, several young upstarts —  Sun Ra and Ray Charles, to name a couple — were quietly shaping the sounds of tomorrow.


Rock and Roll


Rhythm & Blues



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