Music: Jive for Epicures

U.S. jive epicures consider the jazz played by such famous name bands as Tommy Dorsey's or Glenn Miller's a low, commercial product. Their heroes are unsung swingsters who improvise nightly for a favored few in hotspots like Chicago's College Inn, Manhattan's Nick's. Their treasured classics are discs made in the '20s by such Chicago immortals as the late Leon ("Bix") Beiderbecke and King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.

Last week at Manhattan's Town Hall, Guitarist Eddie Condon and a group of top-flight jazz artists inaugurated a bimonthly series of jive concerts cooked to the epicure's taste, proved to their own satisfaction that the...

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