Music: Jazz Records

A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson Story (Columbia. 4 LPs). The man who anticipated Goodman, Basie and Ellington by building the granddaddy of the great swing bands, in a sampling of the incendiary brews he poured from the bandstand for 15 wonderful years (1923-38). Composer Henderson (whose "frustration" was that his greatest success came as an arranger with Goodman rather than as a leader) collected the most extraordinarily gifted group of sidemen in jazz history, and most of them are on triumphant display—Trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Roy Eldridge, Saxmen Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, Trombonists J. C. Higginbotham...

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