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1956 Album Releases

1956
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LP (67)
Mar 23
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
100
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(71)
Jan 1
Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
Charles Mingus
Pithecanthropus Erectus
100
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(32)
Mar 1
Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
Frank Sinatra
Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
97
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(29)
Dec 1
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus
100
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(27)
Nov 1
Louis Prima - The Wildest!
Louis Prima
The Wildest!
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(17)
Oct 1
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Ella and Louis
90
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(15)
1956
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations
Glenn Gould
Bach: The Goldberg Variations
97
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(14)
Jul 7
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport
Duke Ellington
Ellington at Newport
100
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(13)
Oct 19
Elvis Presley - Elvis
Elvis Presley
Elvis
100
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(13)
Dec 1
Fats Domino - This Is Fats
Fats Domino
This Is Fats
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(13)
1956
The Louvin Brothers - Tragic Songs of Life
The Louvin Brothers
Tragic Songs of Life
100
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(12)
1956
Moondog - Moondog
Moondog
Moondog
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(8)
Jan 1
Miles Davis - Collectors' Items
Miles Davis
Collectors' Items
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(8)
1956
Miles Davis - Quintet/Sextet
Miles Davis
Quintet/Sextet
73
user score
(7)
Apr 1
Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet
Miles Davis
Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet
70
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(7)
1956
Peggy Lee - Black Coffee
Peggy Lee
Black Coffee
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(6)
1956
Odetta - Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
Odetta
Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues
Billie Holiday
Lady Sings the Blues
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Harry Belafonte - Calypso
Harry Belafonte
Calypso
100
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(6)
Mar 1
Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
Big Bill Broonzy
Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(5)
1956
Moondog - More Moondog
Moondog
More Moondog
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Ravi Shankar - Music Of India (Three Classical Ragas)
Ravi Shankar
Music Of India (Three Classical Ragas)
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(4)
1956
Phineas Newborn Jr. - Phineas' Rainbow
Phineas Newborn Jr.
Phineas' Rainbow
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(3)
1956
Thelonious Monk - The Unique Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
The Unique Thelonious Monk
90
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(3)
Jul
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Gospel Train
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Gospel Train
70
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(3)
1956
The Platters - The Platters
The Platters
The Platters
68
user score
(2)
1956
Julie London - Calendar Girl
Julie London
Calendar Girl
80
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(2)
1956
Ella Fitzgerald - Lullabies of Birdland
Ella Fitzgerald
Lullabies of Birdland
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(2)
1956
Barney Kessel - Kessel Plays Standards
Barney Kessel
Kessel Plays Standards
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(2)
1956
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Fontessa
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Fontessa
72
user score
(2)
Jan 1
Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
Sonny Rollins
Tenor Madness
73
user score
(2)
Jan 1
Louis Armstrong - Ambassador Satch
Louis Armstrong
Ambassador Satch
68
user score
(2)
Feb 1
Elmer Bernstein - The Man With the Golden Arm
Elmer Bernstein
The Man With the Golden Arm
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(2)
Jun 6
Milt Jackson - Ballads & Blues
Milt Jackson
Ballads & Blues
75
user score
(2)
Nov 21
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
66
user score
(2)
1956
LaVern Baker - La Vern
LaVern Baker
La Vern
80
user score
(1)
1956
Julie London - Lonely Girl
Julie London
Lonely Girl
80
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(1)
1956
Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich - Krupa and Rich
Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich
Krupa and Rich
90
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(1)
1956
Lester Young - The Jazz Giants '56
Lester Young
The Jazz Giants '56
100
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(1)
1956
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
75
user score
(1)
1956
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
60
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Erroll Garner - Concert by the Sea
Erroll Garner
Concert by the Sea
66
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Bud Powell - Jazz Giant
Bud Powell
Jazz Giant
67
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge
Serge Chaloff
Blue Serge
66
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Chris Connor - Chris Connor
Chris Connor
Chris Connor
51
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Milt Jackson - Opus de Jazz
Milt Jackson
Opus de Jazz
60
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Sonny Rollins - Work Time
Sonny Rollins
Work Time
78
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Stan Kenton - Cuban Fire!
Stan Kenton
Cuban Fire!
60
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Clifford Brown - Jazz Immortal
Clifford Brown
Jazz Immortal
50
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Miles Davis - Miles Davis and Horns
Miles Davis
Miles Davis and Horns
60
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Miles Davis - Blue Haze
Miles Davis
Blue Haze
60
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Les Baxter - Tamboo!
Les Baxter
Tamboo!
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Ahmad Jamal - Chamber Music of the New Jazz
Ahmad Jamal
Chamber Music of the New Jazz
90
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Sonny Rollins - Plus 4
Sonny Rollins
Plus 4
100
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(1)
Jan 2
Lennie Tristano - Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano
77
user score
(1)
Mar 1
Johnny Hartman - Songs From the Heart
Johnny Hartman
Songs From the Heart
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(1)
Jun 1
Jackie McLean Quintet - Lights Out!
Jackie McLean Quintet
Lights Out!
71
user score
(1)
Jun 6
Rosemary Clooney - Blue Rose
Rosemary Clooney
Blue Rose
75
user score
(1)
Jun 15
Stan Kenton - Kenton in Hi-Fi
Stan Kenton
Kenton in Hi-Fi
76
user score
(1)
Jun 23
The Jacks - Jumpin' With The Jacks
The Jacks
Jumpin' With The Jacks
69
user score
(1)
Jul 30
June Christy - The Misty Miss Christy
June Christy
The Misty Miss Christy
65
user score
(1)
Sep 1
Johnny Smith - Moonlight in Vermont
Johnny Smith
Moonlight in Vermont
86
user score
(1)
Sep 1
Kenny Burrell - Introducing Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell
Introducing Kenny Burrell
80
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(1)
Sep 14
Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance
Cecil Taylor
Jazz Advance
90
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(1)
Oct
Elvis Presley - The Real Elvis
Elvis Presley
The Real Elvis
85
user score
(1)
Nov 1
Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6
Jackie McLean
4, 5 and 6
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(1)
1956
Kay Starr ‎ - Songs by Kay Starr
Kay Starr ‎
Songs by Kay Starr
40
critic score
(1)
1956
Sarah Vaughan - Sassy
Sarah Vaughan
Sassy
60
critic score
(1)

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