Articles by Charles Waring
No less ambitious than his earlier work, Charles Mingus’ 70s Atlantic Records albums chart the bassist/composer’s final burst of creativity.
From finger-clicking swingers to lovelorn laments and vehicles for virtuosic improv, the best jazz songs continue to resonate.
Billy Cobham’s debut album, ‘Spectrum’, made the drummer a solo star after leaving the jazz-rock supergroup Mahavishnu Orchestra.
An eclectic album covering many bases, ‘To Be Loved’ proved that Michael Bublé had matured into a bona fide pop star with universal appeal.
Saxophone magus John Coltrane closed his Atlantic account with ‘Olé Coltrane’, a key album that unlocked his later musical explorations.
From euphoric celebrations of salvation to optimistic messages of hope and redemption, the best gospel songs continue to uplift and inspire…
Establishing the Stax Records’ sound, Booker T And The MGs’ debut album, ‘Green Onions’, remains a totemic release in soul and R&B music.
The best Atlantic Records jazz albums provide an exhilarating journey from sizzling hard bop to revolutionary free jazz.
The best Seal songs reveal an artist with a unique voice whose killer hooks and poetic lyrics straddle the worlds of pop, soul and jazz.
An evergreen Christmas song, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree is a shiny Yuletide bauble that has inspired a sleigh-full of cover versions.
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