From the Publisher: Oct 23 1989

Whether the motif is jazz or swing, classical or ragtime, there is one constant in the films of Woody Allen: good music sets both the mood and the pace. The meticulous attention to scoring is no coincidence. Comedian Allen is deadly earnest when it comes to music, especially the New Orleans jazz style he favors most.

This week the Profile section explores the Woody Allen most fans do not know: Woody Allen, the jazz clarinetist. Though Allen rarely grants interviews to discuss his movies, he readily agreed to talk to senior editor Thomas Sancton about his other career. In the projection...

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