The Top 10 albums of 1953. Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 1953
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1953. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1953
One of the most pleasurable vocal-jazz albums of all time.
Grade: A Continue reading Black Coffee – Peggy Lee
Seeing is believing.
Grade: B Continue reading The Astaire Story – Fred Astaire
One of Stan Kenton’s most outre LPs; one of his best.
Grade: A Continue reading This Modern World – Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton finally adds a little emotion and humanism to his music, which makes for his most upbeat and welcoming LP.
Grade: A- Continue reading New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm – Stan Kenton
Perhaps the first “landmark” concert recording.
Grade: A Continue reading Jazz at Massey Hall – The Quintet
My all-time favorite Duke Ellington LP.
Grade: A Continue reading The Duke Plays Ellington – Duke Ellington
A semi-confident debut from a technically accomplished pianist.
Grade: A- Continue reading Introducing Paul Bley – Paul Bley
Reviews for albums released in 1953 can be found below. The album reviews are categorized by genre and alphabetical order. Top 10 Albums of 1953 Jazz Introducing Paul Bley (Paul Bley) A- Jazz at Oberlin (Dave Brubeck Quartet) A Blue Period (Miles Davis) A- Miles Davis … Continue reading The Music of 1953