Read this album review of “Rockin’ with Wanda,” a compilation album from one of the first woman rock ‘n’ rollers.
50 Best Songs of the 1920s
From blues to folk to early jazz, here are the 50 best songs of the 1920s.
“Nice ‘n’ Easy” Album Review
Released at the tail end of his legendary Capitol years, “Nice ‘n’ Easy” is the last great Frank Sinatra album.
“Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus” Album Review
“Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus” is the jazz musician’s first headlong exploration into the avant-garde.
Top 25 Classical Works of the 1950s
From early electronic music to serialist experimentation, read about the Top 25 Classical Works of the 1950s.
“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.
“Sketches of Spain” Album Review
On “Sketches of Spain,” Miles Davis explored Andalusian folk songs, flamenco processions and Spanish classical music.
The Sound of Fury Album Review
Billy Fury’s 1960 debut album was an early influence on the British Invasion.
Soul Station Album Review
“Soul Station” is the crown jewel of Hank Mobley’s underrated discography.
50 Best Songs of the 1950s
From jazz to pop to early rock and roll, here are the 50 best songs of the 1950s.
Porgy and Bess – Miles Davis
Miles Davis’ adaptation of George Gershwin’s 1935 opera remains his most seamless collaboration with Gil Evans.