Music of 1957

Coltrane (1957)

John Coltrane’s debut features many of the hallmarks that the saxophonist would later become famous for.
Grade: A-

The Clown

Despite the title, “The Clown” is one of Charles Mingus’ darkest masterpieces.
Grade: A

Jazz by Sun Ra

The debut of Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra is one of the decade’s greatest hidden gems.
Grade: A

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