TITLE

Jazz at Random

AUTHOR(S)
Ferguson, Otis
PUB. DATE
February 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;2/24/41, Vol. 104 Issue 8, p277
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the jazz bands in the U.S. Idea of the public that the Broadcast Music Inc.-American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers feud is merely a private squabble and no worse than a bad cold; Report that it is pretty clear around New York that jazz has gone back to its obscure and unprofitable limbo; Report that in most of the small spots where jazz had a chance, the good men now can't get a job; View that if anybody with a name and an instrument and a sense of jazz would stop throwing the word concerto around and do some quiet study in the forms of music one should get somewhere; Report that Benny Goodman's reentry as a big bandsman is marked by a twelve-inch Columbia backing of the music "Benny Rides Again," and "The Man I Love"; View that Goodman himself has aroused the fool idolizing and critical toploftication which necessarily follow the making of music and success.
ACCESSION #
14703973

 

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