Music: Jazz Flayed

If there is such a thing as a music critic in journalism, Ernest Newman of the London Sunday Times is the man. Two winters ago, readers of the New York Evening Post were treated to his pungent, piercing comments during several months that he spent as guest critic with that newspaper (TIME, Oct. 13, 1924, et seq.). During those same months, Critic Newman was treated to a close-range view of the great U. S. pastime of discovering profound significance in artistry previously considered crude, slapstick or otherwise lowly—Charles Chaplin, Ring Lardner, Harlem, George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman.

Paul Whiteman and other jazzers have...

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