Discussing Robert Christgau’s favorite albums of 2021 and how he has influenced my writing style.
The 25 best albums of 1959, including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck and Howlin’ Wolf.
One of the last recordings by saxophonist Lester Young finds the legend in fine form.
“Sonny Side Up” is a collaborative 1959 jazz LP by Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.
Album review of “Chega de Saudade,” one of the most popular bossa nova albums of all time.
Even though “Love for Sale” is one of Cecil Taylor’s lesser-known albums, it remains one of his most innovative releases.
“Go Bo Diddley” features a little more variety than his self-titled debut, yet it doesn’t feature the same groundbreaking innovation.
Billie Holiday’s final album before her death is an unfortunate swan-song.
Review of the self-titled 1959 debut album by Ritchie Valens.
Review of “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes,” an album released by Dinah Washington in 1959
Review of “Vaughan and Violins,” an album released by Sarah Vaughan in 1959.
Johnny Cash tries folk music on the indifferent “Songs of Our Soil” album.