One of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. But does it deserve to be? Continue reading Time Out – Dave Brubeck Quartet
Did Duke Ellington ever make a bad album?
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Recorded in 1957 but released in 1959, “Newk’s Time” was the last LP before the legendary saxophonist’s self-imposed, three-year exile. Continue reading Newk’s Time – Sonny Rollins
It wouldn’t be a stretch to rank Moanin’ as one of the best performed jazz albums of all time.
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While New York, N.Y. isn’t one of Russell’s most inventive recordings, it’s still a worthy addition to his adventurous catalogue.
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A couple sentences about Johnny Cash’s 1959 LP, “Greatest!”
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Champion Jack Dupree’s woozy brand of New Orleans blues is a pleasure to behold.
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The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker finds the legendary electric bluesman’s signature sound stripped down to its bare bones.
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A 1959 compilation LP from the seminal electric blues singer.
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One of the most influential blues albums of all time.
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Nina Simone’s 1959 debut album introduces a fresh new take on vocal jazz.
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Lightnin’ Hopkins’ 1959 debut album is one of the greatest blues recordings in history.
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