Music: Jazz Records

New Orleans Rhythm Kings: Tin Roof Blues (Riverside). Chicago style—blary, jagged, and rough around the edges—by one of the two bands (along with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band) that ruled the North and South Sides in the old days. Put on wax in the early '20s, these performances are a reminder that the King of the Kings was the late Clarinetist Leon Rappolo, whose solos in such numbers as Tiger Rag and the title song (also known as Jazzin' Babies) are taut as a bent bow.

Al Cohn: Son of Drum Suite (RCA Victor). A sequel to the unpredictably popular Drum Suite...

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