Read this album review of “Rockin’ with Wanda,” a compilation album from one of the first woman rock ‘n’ rollers.
Kansas City Suite – Count Basie
On “Kansas City Suite,” the Count Basie Orchestra plays the music of famous saxophonist Benny Carter.
No Cover, No Minimum – Billy Eckstine
“No Cover, No Minimum” finds the irresistibly suave Billy Ecstine delivering a woozy set of nightclub ballads.
“Portrait in Jazz” Album Review
“Portrait in Jazz” is the first studio album released by the famous Bill Evans Trio consisting of Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian.
“Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley” Album Review
“Mel Tormé” Swings Shubert Alley” is the singer’s finest album, a jazzy collection of Broadway tunes that still holds up today.
“His Hand in Mine” Album Review
Although “His Hand in Mine” isn’t one of Elvis Presley’s best albums, it is most certainly Elvis Presley’s best Gospel album.
“Elvis Is Back!” Album Review
One of the most anticipated albums of all time when it was released in 1960, “Elvis Is Back!” is also Presley’s most musically ambitious work.
“Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk” Album Review
“Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk” is another fine live performance from one of the greatest pianists who ever lived.
“Me and My Shadows” Album Review
On “Me and My Shadows,” Cliff Richard and his stellar backing band give us some of that old time (British) rock & roll.
“Ray Charles in Person” Album Review
“Ray Charles in Person” is the rare live album that features impeccable sound quality. It feels like you’re right there in the audience.
“Blues & Roots” Album Review
“Blues & Roots” finds Charles Mingus exploring the sounds of his childhood: gospel, spirituals and, of course, the blues.
“Mingus Dynasty” Album Review
Originally released in 1960, Mingus Dynasty is a transitional album for the iconic jazz bassist, featuring a wide array of exotic influences.