Music: Scholar on Swing

For a long time jazz, the blowsiest of the arts, has needed to have its hair combed and its socks pulled up. Not until last week, when a scholar from the other side of the musical tracks took time out to tidy up the whole subject, had anyone done much sound thinking or writing about one of America's two native art forms (the other: the animated cartoon).

A violinist in three symphonies, for ten years head of the department of theory and composition of the New York Philharmonic Scholarship School and for the past year the editor in charge of TIME'S music...

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