Recorded in 1957 but released in 1959, “Newk’s Time” was the last LP before the legendary saxophonist’s self-imposed, three-year exile.
John Coltrane’s debut features many of the hallmarks that the saxophonist would later become famous for.
One of Charles Mingus’ rare, non-essential LPs.
Monk’s Music is one the pianists most essential LPs.
The final LP released by the legendary hard bop leaders.
The best album from one of jazz’s most tragic figures.
A brief writeup on four Sonny Rollins LPs from 1956.
Ironically, “The Unique Thelonious Monk” is unique in the fact that it is conventional.
1957 was the year Miles Davis and his First Great Quintet began blazing new trails in the world of jazz. The foundations for that success mere made the year prior, in which Davis released three LPs showing his continued development in hard bop. His work in 1956 remains underrated in light of his future masterpieces. […]
Clifford Brown with Strings: A
Brown and Roach Incorporated: A-
Study in Brown: A
The debut LP from Clifford Brown (trumpeter) and Max Roach (drummer) is a jazz landmark.