Music: Great Scott Returns

Sharp-eared listeners to the CBS network this week sensed something out-of-the-ordinary. They were right. Good Morning, Blues, played by the Moanin' Blowers (bandleader unannounced), was a sneak opening—the first of a dozen 15-minute broadcast spots scattered through the week, featuring a new six-man band led by the screwiest bandster in the business: Raymond Scott (real name: Harry Warnow).

Five years ago Composer-Bandleader Scott rose almost overnight from obscurity to become the talk of the smart jazz set. A staff pianist for six years in Columbia Broadcasting's Manhattan studios, Scott formed a six-man "Quintet" in December 1936, began composing and broadcasting sharp, rhythmic,...

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