Reviewing the classical music of 1958. Continue reading Classical Check-Up: 1958
Breaking Bad’s first season finale doesn’t feel like a season finale. 9/10 Continue reading Breaking Bad S1E7: “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal
The one where Walt blows up Tuco’s headquarters with a pinch of Mercury fulminate. 9/10 Continue reading Breaking Bad S1E6: “Crazy Handful of Nothin’”
Worst episode of Breaking Bad? “Gray Matter” is an early frontrunner. Continue reading Breaking Bad S1E5: “Gray Matter”
Both Walter’s and Jesse’s families disapprove of their choices in another solid episode of Breaking Bad. 9.0/10 Continue reading Breaking Bad S1E4: “Cancer Man”
A couple sentences about Johnny Cash’s third album.
Grade: B Continue reading Johnny Cash Sings the Songs that Made Him Famous
A couple sentences about Johnny Cash’s second album.
Continue reading The Fabulous Johnny Cash Album Review
Review of Elizabeth Cotten’s 1958 LP, “Folksongs and Instrumentals with Guitar.” Continue reading Folksongs and Instrumentals with Guitar – Elizabeth Cotten
A masterpiece of 1950s vocal jazz.
Grade: A+ Continue reading Billie Holiday: Lady in Satin Album Review
This is what happens when an Appalachian folk trio is formed in Palo Alto.
Grade: C+ Continue reading The Kingston Trio Album Review
A review of Jimmy Reed’s classic blues debut, “I’m Jimmy Reed.”
Grade: A- Continue reading Jimmy Reed: I’m Jimmy Reed Album Review
Artist: Art Tatum & Ben Webster Year: 1958 Genre: Stride Grade: A Taken by itself, Art Tatum’s classically-inspired piano playing is somewhat emotionless. It’s a tad too technical. You might even call his music imposing. Oscar Peterson professed that “Tatum scared … Continue reading The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet album review