Books: Beyond the Blues

THE HORN (243 pp.)—John Clellon Holmes—Random House ($3.75).

His name was Edgar Pool, and he was out of KayCee (Kansas City, that is). Of course, no one but a square called him Edgar or Pool or even Eddie. He was simply "The Horn," and, man, he could really blow. His deeds on the sax and his misdeeds on and off the bandstand made him a legend in his lifetime. The Horn was so hip that he just did not care. He had had all the booze, all the drugs, all the women. And he could...

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