The Top 10 Albums of 1954, as chosen by yours truly.
The Top 10 albums of 1953.
Perhaps the first “landmark” concert recording.
A semi-confident debut from a technically accomplished pianist.
One of the earliest and most avant-garde records in the jazz catalogue.
Only 19-years-old at the time, Wynton Kelly proves himself to be in a class all his own on this marvelous debut.
One of America’s genre-defining country albums.
Three mediocre soundtracks from an American legend.
Old-time country that even a hipster could love.
Links to my reviews of the music of 1951.
The “Why doesn’t Stan Kenton get the credit he deserves?” campaign.
A great inventor, an even better musician.