Jean Barraque, Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky and Iannis Xenakis.
John Coltrane’s debut features many of the hallmarks that the saxophonist would later become famous for.
The trio setting apparently doesn’t fit with Charles Mingus’ style.
A Swingin’ Affair!
Frank Sinatra goes through the motions on A Swingin’ Affair.
East Coasting – Charles Mingus
One of Charles Mingus’ rare, non-essential LPs.
Despite the title, “The Clown” is one of Charles Mingus’ darkest masterpieces.
Close to You – Frank Sinatra
“Close to You” is Frank Sinatra at his funniest.
Monk’s Music is one the pianists most essential LPs.
‘Round About Midnight
‘Round About Midnight began Davis’ rapid ascent to the jazz throne.
Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years
Ray Charles’ 1957 debut was one of the first great R&B records.
Jazz by Sun Ra
The debut of Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra is one of the decade’s greatest hidden gems.
The Jazz Workshop
The debut LP of George Russell is a timeless classic that has aged like a fine wine.