Jean Barraque, Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky and Iannis Xenakis. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1957
Miles Davis’ (first) quiet masterpiece.
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Like a star free agent on the open market, 1957 was the summer of Sonny. Everyone knew that Rollins was the greatest saxophonist on the face of the Earth, and so he was free to play for whoever he wanted. … Continue reading Sonny Rollins Released Seven (!) Albums in 1957
Thelonious Monk’s greatest album.
Grade: A+ Continue reading Brilliant Corners
New releases by Danny Brown, Angel Olsen & Wilco try to salvage what has been a forgettable year of music. Continue reading Danny Brown, Angel Olsen & Wilco are Here to Save 2019
Despite the title, “The Clown” is one of Charles Mingus’ darkest masterpieces.
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Monk’s Music is one the pianists most essential LPs.
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The debut of Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra is one of the decade’s greatest hidden gems.
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Links to reviews of albums released in 1957 Continue reading The Music of 1957
Colin Hart’s choices for the Top 25 Albums of 1956. Continue reading Top 25 Albums of 1956
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
Cecil Taylor’s remarkable debut opened the floodgates of free jazz
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