Music: Jazz on the Verge

Jammed into Philadelphia's Academy of Music, the biggest audience of the season rubbered last week when Jazzmaster Paul Whiteman stepped briskly forth in a black coat, striped trousers and chalky spats, sporting an overgrown carnation and a yard-long baton. They rubbered also at the 25 musicians Mr. Whiteman had imported from his celebrated band to augment the efforts of 101 regular members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. For two hours, supported by the orchestra, the newcomers tooted saxophones, snorted through trombones, rattled wind machines, picked guitars, shrilled police whistles, thumped tom-toms, pumped accordions,...

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