A rundown of the classical music of 1956. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1956
Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose” by Thelonious Monk Continue reading Song of the Day: “Honeysuckle Rose”
A listing of the music of 1956, with links to reviews and pages. Continue reading The Music of 1956
The best albums of 1955. Continue reading Top 20 Albums of 1955
Clifford Brown with Strings: A
Brown and Roach Incorporated: A-
Study in Brown: A Continue reading Clifford Brown & Max Roach – 1955
Looking at five 1955 vocal jazz LPs from the likes of Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Helen Merrill, Julie London and June Christy. Continue reading The Women of Vocal Jazz
Pierre Boulez’s “Le Marteau sans Maître” was perhaps, aside from “4’33,” the most talked-about premiere of the decade. It showed that high modernism could indeed be “popular,” and that classical could still drive the musical conversation. Though it’s hardly the best … Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1955
Links to reviews of the music of 1955. Continue reading The Music of 1955
Taking an in-depth look at Sofia Coppola’s 2003 masterpiece, namely Murray, the music and the meaning of it all.
Grade: A+ Continue reading 3 Questions About “Lost in Translation”
The Top 10 Albums of 1954, as chosen by yours truly. Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 1954
The debut LP from Clifford Brown (trumpeter) and Max Roach (drummer) is a jazz landmark.
Grade: A+ Continue reading Clifford Brown & Max Roach (1954)
A French album I enjoy? Rare.
Grade: A Continue reading Grand Jacques – Jacques Briel