A rundown of the classical music of 1956. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1956
An impressive showcase of instrumental country.
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Big Joe Turner was not only the father of R&B, but also a godfather of rock & roll.
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A brief writeup on four Sonny Rollins LPs from 1956. Continue reading Tenor Madness: Sonny Rollins in 1956
Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose” by Thelonious Monk Continue reading Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose”
Ironically, “The Unique Thelonious Monk” is unique in the fact that it is conventional.
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Song of the Day: “Tempus Fugit” by Yes Continue reading Song of the Day: “Tempus Fugit”
Song of the Day: “A Little God in My Hands” by Swans Continue reading Song of the Day: “A Little God in My Hands”
Song of the Day: “Surrender” by U2 Continue reading Song of the Day: “Surrender”
Not every album from 1956 was good. Here’s 3 bad albums that level the playing field. Continue reading 3 “Bad” Albums from 1956
1957 was the year Miles Davis and his First Great Quintet began blazing new trails in the world of jazz. The foundations for that success mere made the year prior, in which Davis released three LPs showing his continued development … Continue reading 3 Underrated Miles Davis LPs
Reviews of two Stan Kenton albums from 1956. Continue reading 1956: A Stan Kenton Resurgence