Music: New Pop Records, Apr. 27, 1953

Hot v. Cool (the bands of Jimmy McPartland and Dizzie Gillespie; M-G-M album). Four tunes played in strenuous alternation by Trumpeter McPartland's hot Dixielanders and Gillespie's bopsters. The predictable upshot: the cool school does best with the harmonic complexities of How High the Moon, the Dixielanders with the basic chords of Indiana. But both manage to give the oldtime Muskrat Ramble a fine bounce.

Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin (Mercury LP). One of jazzdom's most versatile pianists trips the dark fantastic in a dozen of the best-liked Gershwin gems. There are times when the tune is hard to find, but Peterson's feeling...

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