Music: Jazz Records

"Jazz," Composer Milton Babbitt once said, "isn't necessarily just what is improvised after 4 a.m. on 52nd Street." To prove it, he accepted an invitation from Brandeis University last summer to write one of six jazz compositions for the annual Brandeis arts festival. Also represented: Composers Harold Shapero and Gunther Schuller, Jazzmen Charlie Mingus, Jimmy Giuffre and George Russell. Their efforts are now presented by Columbia on an album entitled Modern Jazz Concert. The selections range from Russell's blues-favored All About Rosie, "on a motif taken from an Alabama Negro children's song game,"...

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