Music: Jazz Around the World

"Time for jazz," says the deep voice carefully. "Time for jazz," echo tens of thousands of loudspeakers around the world, as the strains of Duke Ellington's Take the A Train die into the background. For the next hour, seven nights a week, 52 weeks a year, the world's most widely heard disk-jockey program has the attention of listeners in 80-odd countries. It is the second and more popular portion of Music U.S.A. (the first half is pop tunes), the Voice of America's only regular music program. The words come from Disk Jockey Willis Conover;...

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