Artist: Elvis Presley Year: 1956 Genre: Rock and Roll Grade: A+ On the heels of his landmark debut and supporting singles, Elvis Presley shot to international superstardom the likes of which had never been seen before or since. And while some may … Continue reading Elvis Presley’s Debut: Over 60 Years Later
One of the most important jazz releases of the decade.
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Cecil Taylor’s remarkable debut opened the floodgates of free jazz
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This is rockabilly at its most raw.
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One of the most famous live albums in jazz history, featuring one of the greatest solos of all time.
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Frank Sinatra’s most popular album is as timeless now as the day it was released.
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One of the most fun albums ever released.
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The final LP released by the legendary hard bop leaders.
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Elvis’ first two albums, both released in 1956, began a seismic shift in modern musical history. His second album remains a benchmark. Continue reading Coronation of the King
Lennie Tristano’s music can be rather cold, but its importance can’t be ignored.
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I don’t know much about Hindustani classical music, but this tape is pretty good.
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The best album from one of jazz’s most tragic figures.
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