Music: New Jazz Records

Harry Carney with Strings (Clef LP). The man who has provided the solid foundation of Duke Ellington's sax section during 30 wonderful years plays his baritone in lush surroundings. The sound of the solo is pleasantly, hoarsely tender, and the tone of the improvisation recalls a good-natured storyteller ruminating over his romantic past, with occasional wry asides. Among the good old tunes: It Had to Be You, A Ghost of a Chance.

Don Elliott Doubles in Brass (Vanguard LP). Versatile Jazzman Elliott plays trumpet (sometimes choked with sorrow, sometimes sighing in contentment), the...

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