Music: A Different Era

One day last winter, seven-year-old Rachel Goodman, rummaging through a closet in her family's Manhattan apartment, came across a dusty tin box full of acetate (test) records. It took her father, Bandleader and Clarinetist Benny Goodman, a minute or two to recall what they were ("I put them away so carefully I couldn't find them").

Last week, with the test records rerecorded by Columbia (4 sides LP), jazz fans could stomp to the music of the landmark night nearly 13 years ago when Manhattan's dignified Carnegie Hall rocked to the first "swing" concert in...

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