Hard Bop

Coltrane (1957)

John Coltrane’s debut features many of the hallmarks that the saxophonist would later become famous for.
Grade: A-

3 Underrated Miles Davis LPs

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. […]

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