New releases by Danny Brown, Angel Olsen & Wilco try to salvage what has been a forgettable year of music. Continue reading Danny Brown, Angel Olsen & Wilco are Here to Save 2019
One of Charles Mingus’ rare, non-essential LPs.
Grade: B+ Continue reading East Coasting – Charles Mingus
Despite the title, “The Clown” is one of Charles Mingus’ darkest masterpieces.
Grade: A Continue reading The Clown
“Close to You” is Frank Sinatra at his funniest.
Grade: A Continue reading Close to You – Frank Sinatra
Monk’s Music is one the pianists most essential LPs.
Grade: A Continue reading Monk’s Music
‘Round About Midnight began Davis’ rapid ascent to the jazz throne.
Grade: A- Continue reading ‘Round About Midnight
Ray Charles’ 1957 debut was one of the first great R&B records.
Grade: A Continue reading Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years
The debut of Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra is one of the decade’s greatest hidden gems.
Grade: A Continue reading Jazz by Sun Ra
The debut LP of George Russell is a timeless classic that has aged like a fine wine.
Grade: A Continue reading The Jazz Workshop
An intriguing double-LP focused completely on percussion.
Grade: A- Continue reading Orgy in Rhythm
A few blurbs about three Julie London LPs from 1957. Continue reading Julie London LPs from 1957
Links to reviews of albums released in 1957 Continue reading The Music of 1957