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Jazz: 'Blues in Subway'
Levister Work Performed in 'Village' Is Marred by Amplifying System

. . . It is obviously unfair both to Mr. Levister and to those who paid to hear his "jazz opera" to have it presented ill such shabby, self-defeating circumstances. At its close, Jean Shepherd, the master of ceremonies, remarked philosophically to (and about) the audience: "We are people who are used to vicissitude and ineptitude." But even a jazz audience is rarely asked to tolerate vicissitude and ineptitude on such a monstrous scale . . .

Copyright: 1958 New York Times

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September 29,1958