From blues to folk to early jazz, here are the 50 best songs of the 1920s.
Released at the tail end of his legendary Capitol years, “Nice ‘n’ Easy” is the last great Frank Sinatra album.
“Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus” is the jazz musician’s first headlong exploration into the avant-garde.
From early electronic music to serialist experimentation, read about the Top 25 Classical Works of the 1950s.
“Blues & Roots” finds Charles Mingus exploring the sounds of his childhood: gospel, spirituals and, of course, the blues.
Originally released in 1960, Mingus Dynasty is a transitional album for the iconic jazz bassist, featuring a wide array of exotic influences.
On “Sketches of Spain,” Miles Davis explored Andalusian folk songs, flamenco processions and Spanish classical music.
Billy Fury’s 1960 debut album was an early influence on the British Invasion.
“Soul Station” is the crown jewel of Hank Mobley’s underrated discography.
From jazz to pop to early rock and roll, here are the 50 best songs of the 1950s.
Miles Davis’ adaptation of George Gershwin’s 1935 opera remains his most seamless collaboration with Gil Evans.
Links to album reviews from 1958