Music: Listen to Those Zsounds

Once upon a time, the jazzman's capital was New Orleans; later came Chicago and Manhattan's 52nd Street. Today, the liveliest center of developing jazz is California, where a cluster of youngsters, still mostly in their 20s, are refining the frenzies of bop into something cooler, calmer and more coherent.

The West Coasters include such names as Drummer Shelly Manne, 33, Trumpeter-Arranger Shorty Rogers, 29, Saxophonists Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz, both 26, Pianist Dave Brubeck, 32. At the top of the list stands a skinny (5 ft. 9 in., 135 Ibs.) 24-year-old ex-Army trumpeter...

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