Music: The New Thrill

The music in the air at a cushiony East Side Manhattan nightclub last week was jazz all right—but subtle and discreet jazz. It was partly the instruments; there just isn't much blare in a guitar, bass fiddle and vibraphone. But it was mostly the sandy-haired man behind the "vibes." Oldtimer Red Norvo undoubtedly was, as Metronome said, "the new thrill."

Other oldtimers around town couldn't keep away. Benny Goodman, Eddie Condon ("What kind of a sophisticated place is this? I can't even send drinks to the bandstand") and even Red's exwife, Mildred (Rockin'...

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