Music: New Pop Records

If Columbia Records has caught the public pulse and not just the beat in its own thumb, U.S. record buyers want piano, piano and more piano. Columbia is giving it to them in an ambitious and "continuing" project called Piano Moods, "a cross-section of major piano styles of the day." Before the series is finished, Columbia plans to put most of the big-name "eighty-eighters" (missing: Art Tatum, George Shearing, who are tied up with other companies) onto two ten-inch LP sides apiece. The five sets out last week are a fair slice of Columbia's...

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