Music: Jazzmen off Beat

Edward Kennedy ("Duke") Ellington and Benjamin David ("Benny"') Goodman are the ablest U. S. jazz band leaders now shaking a stick. Both are hard-working and musicianly; both are money-making veterans. Last week the Duke and Benny both made off-beat appearances.

>Duke Ellington, with his 15-piece orchestra and two singers (Ivie Anderson and Herbie Jeffrey), played for two and a half hours in Colgate University's Memorial Chapel at Hamilton. N. Y. It was the first time that a major U. S. college had ever put a jazz band on its official concert course. Colgate made some pretence that the Duke's performance was—ah—cultural. But...

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