Music: Brick's Boys Go Riding

One of the hottest bands in all the land has never been heard by the public. But Tin Pan Alley knows it well as Brick Fleagle's Rehearsal Band, vaguely describes it as a "jazz workshop." Brick's band consists of 16 key musicians from top-ranking bands who meet once a week to improve their techniques by moaning & groaning the blues and blaspheming the classics with arrangements too torrid for laymen's ears. One suitably muggy morning last week, Brick's boys cut their first commercial discs, "a blues, a mood and two jumpers"—which the Hot Record Society, purveyors of connoisseur's jazz, will market...

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