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Long Shot's Top 40 Albums of 1957

Not as many albums in the 4.0-4.5 range this year as opposed to last year, but far more in the 3.5-4.0 range, so arguably a more consistent year for music generally. We start seeing jazz really stretch its wings and become more inventive and creative around this time (the embryonic stages of free jazz start popping up as well, particularly in the Cecil Taylor record listed below). The rock & rollers are also finally starting to release proper albums now, which adds a bit more diversity to what is otherwise a heavily jazz-dominated list (note the #1!). Looking forward to 1958. (:
1Little Richard
Here's Little Richard


4.4

Track pick: "Long Tall Sally"
2Frank Sinatra
Where Are You?


4.3

Track pick: "Autumn Leaves"
3Charles Mingus
The Clown


4.2

Track pick: "Haitian Fight Song"
4Miles Davis
'Round About Midnight


4.2

Track pick: "'Round Midnight"
5Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus


4.1

Track pick: "St. Thomas"
6Count Basie
April In Paris


4.1

Track pick: "April in Paris"
7Thelonious Monk
Monk's Music


4.0

Track pick: "Well You Needn't"
8Sun Ra
Super-Sonic Jazz


4.0

Track pick: "India"
9Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool


4.0

Track pick: "Venus de Milo"
10Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners


3.9

Track pick: "Brilliant Corners"
11Michio Miyagi
Masterpieces of Koto


3.9

Track pick: "Se Oto"
12Sun Ra
Jazz by Sun Ra


3.8

Track pick: "Possession"
13Odetta
At the Gate of Horn


3.8

Track pick: "Lass of the Low Country"
14Art Blakey
Orgy in Rhythm


3.8

Track pick: "Ya Ya"
15Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins
Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins


3.8

Track pick: "The Way You Look Tonight"
16Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar


3.8

Track pick: "I Walk the Line"
17Coleman Hawkins
The Hawk Flies High


3.8

Track pick: "Chant"
18Cecil Taylor
Jazz Advance


3.7

Track pick: "Charge 'Em Blues"
19Ray Charles
Ray Charles


3.7

Track pick: "Losing Hand"
20Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore
Blowing In From Chicago


3.7

Track pick: "Billie's Bounce"
21Frank Sinatra
A Swingin' Affair!


3.7

Track pick: "No One Ever Tells You"
22Miles Davis
Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet


3.7

Track pick: "Airegin"
23Horace Silver
6 Pieces of Silver


3.7

Track pick: "Enchantment"
24Chuck Berry
After School Session


3.7

Track pick: "Wee Wee Hours"
25Miles Davis
Miles Ahead


3.6

Track pick: "The Duke"
26B.B. King
Singin' The Blues


3.6

Track pick: "You Upset Me, Baby"
27Paul Chambers
Bass On Top


3.6

Track pick: "Yesterdays"
28Duke Ellington
Such Sweet Thunder


3.6

Track pick: "The Star-Crossed Lovers"
29Sonny Rollins
Volume 2


3.6

Track pick: "Wail March"
30Bill Evans
New Jazz Conceptions


3.6

Track pick: "Speak Low"
31Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book


3.5

Track pick: "It Don't Mean a Thing"
32Nat King Cole
After Midnight


3.5

Track pick: "Lonely One"
33Gene Vincent
Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps


3.5

Track pick: "Cat Man"
34Johnny Griffin
Introducing Johnny Griffin


3.5

Track pick: "Lover Man"
35Frank Sinatra
Close to You


3.4

Track pick: "P.S. I Love You"
36John Coltrane
Coltrane (Prestige, 1957)


3.4

Track pick: "Violets for Your Furs"
37Sonny Rollins
Way Out West


3.4

Track pick: "Come, Gone"
38Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Ella and Louis Again


3.4

Track pick: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
39Buddy Holly
The Chirping Crickets


3.4

Track pick: "That'll Be the Day"
40Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1


3.4

Track pick: "How Are Things in Giacca Morra"
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