One of the most popular exotica albums of the early 1950s, “Voice of the Xtabay” showcases Yma Sumac’s incredible vocal talent.
“Stan Kenton Presents” Album Review
“Stan Kenton Presents” is a combination of modern classical and big band jazz that sounds remarkably ahead of its time.
“Ella Sings Gershwin” Album Review
Album: Ella Sings Gershwin Artist: Ella Fitzgerald Year: 1950 Genre: Vocal Jazz Grade: A- Always a pleasure to hear one of the greatest singers of all time. Especially when she’s singing Gershwin. Ella Fitzgerald was already 33-years-old when she released Ella Sings Gershwin, yet she sounded as youthful as ever. Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella Sings Gershwin […]
“Piano Solos” Album Review
While not as good as the sequel, Bud Powell’s original “Piano Solos” album is an important landmark of bebop.
Top 10 Albums of 1950
Read about the 10 best albums of 1950.
“Innovations in Modern Music” Album Review
The “Why doesn’t Stan Kenton get the credit he deserves?” campaign.
“The New Sound” Album Review
A great inventor, an even better musician.
Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan
A rising star showcases her remarkable abilities.
“Piano Solos #2” Album Review
Bud Powell’s “Piano Solos #2” is music that makes you feel good. To this day, he remains one of jazz music’s most underrated musicians.
Classical Check-Up – 1950
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1950.
“Swing and Dance with Frank Sinatra” Album Review
“Swing and Dance with Frank Sinatra” showcases the Italian-American singer’s early potential.
Sones of Mexico – Trio Aguilillas
A dusty Mexican export that is full of nostalgia.