Metronome, February, 1946

March 17, 2020 #1961

Metronome, a monthly magazine, was a must-read publication for big band musicians and their fans. An interesting feature was Letters to the Editor, which gave fans the opportunity to express their opinions about the big band scene of 1946. World War II was over. Musicians who served in the armed forces returned to civilian life and, in many cases, resumed their roles as sidemen with prominent bands that had prospered in the pre-war era. This magazine contained reviews of new record releases, and the editors of the publication didn't pull their punches when they thought a band didn't meet their high standards.


Begin the beguine
Artie Shaw
South Rampart Street parade
Kid Ory
Begin the beguine
Eddie Heywood
I only have eyes for you
Boyd Raeburn
Look out
Metronome All-Star Band
Moten swing
Sam Donahue
Ray McKinley
Long, long journey
Duke Ellington
Riffin’ drill
Duke Ellington
Tiny Hill
Shorty Sherock