Ellington at Newport

One of the most famous live albums in jazz history, featuring one of the greatest solos…

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The Wildest!

One of the most fun albums ever released. Grade: A

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street

The final LP released by the legendary hard bop leaders. Grade: A

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Blue Serge

The best album from one of jazz's most tragic figures. Grade: A

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Bud Powell’s Moods

Bud Powell's Moods builds on the nervous energy found in his previous LPs. Grade: A-

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Piano Interpretations

Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell is a rather routine effort. But routine for Powell is still…

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3 Underrated Miles Davis LPs

1957 was the year Miles Davis and his First Great Quintet began blazing new trails in…

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Monk and Powell: Jazz Pianists in 1954

A look at two albums from two all-time jazz greats.

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The Amazing Bud Powell – Bud Powell

A statement LP from one of the most underrated jazz pianists of all time.

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Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan

A rising star showcases her remarkable abilities. Grade: B+

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Piano Solos #2 – Bud Powell

Bud Powell will cure what ails you. Grade: A

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State of the Union I: January-February ’18

Every two months, I will give a comprehensive wrap-up of the happenings of the music world.…

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