Music: New Pop Records, Dec. 7, 1953

Art Tatum Trio (Capitol 2 EPs).

Eight selections by almost-blind Pianist Tatum, deserving hero of a whole generation of jazzmen, nimble Guitarist Everett Barksdale, and Slam Stewart, the man with the talking bass fiddle. Typical selections: a surrealist version of September Song, and Just One of Those Things, which goes like sixty.

Crazy and Cool (Victor LP). An anthology of bop that contains minor frenzies by Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker, the Metronome All Stars, and a strangely old-fashioned item by Gene Krupa's band. Worth the price of admission: 30 startling seconds by Charlie Ventura's virtuoso vocalists.

Don Ewell (Windin' Ball LP). Piano solos patterned...

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