The Top 10 albums of 1953.
Classical Check-Up – 1953
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1953.
Black Coffee – Peggy Lee
One of the most pleasurable vocal-jazz albums of all time.
The Astaire Story – Fred Astaire
Seeing is believing.
This Modern World – Stan Kenton
One of Stan Kenton’s most outre LPs; one of his best.
New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm – Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton finally adds a little emotion and humanism to his music, which makes for his most upbeat and welcoming LP.
Jazz at Massey Hall – The Quintet
Perhaps the first “landmark” concert recording.
The Duke Plays Ellington – Duke Ellington
My all-time favorite Duke Ellington LP.
Introducing Paul Bley – Paul Bley
A semi-confident debut from a technically accomplished pianist.
The Music of 1953
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 Volume 2 (Miles Davis) A- The Duke Plays Ellington (Duke Ellington) A Jazz at Massey Hall (The Quintet) A New Concepts […]