Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Learning to count

"Raymond Scott, left, sits out a session at the Village Vanguard with trombonist Benny Morton, a possible, later addition to his band. Harry Lim, who runs the jam, gives paternal advice." (Metronome, September 1942)

Let history note: this sextet had SIX players.

And because my new scanner can't execute OCR, here's a scan of the accompanying column by Barry Ulanov (click to enlarge):

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