Buzz Simms. a concert pianist of great promise, is nearly strangled in his apartment. Simms has troubles enough -- a music critic for a local arts newspaper regularly scourges him at every performance. Did the music critic go one step further and try to kill Buzz for "bad music"? The critic is a friend of Sally's, who reads for the almost-blind old man. He has an alibi for the attack, but Mac suspects something is wrong when he finds that the music critic is a dead ringer for Buzz's late father, who despised modern jazz music. Mac also questions the music critic's near-blindness when he's slow to react to Mac pulling a trick with a light flash. Who is the music critic ... really? Written by
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When talking about bad reviews from critics, Mac asks Buzz if he remembers the first reviews of Stravinsky's works. Igor Stravinsky's music was ahead of it's time, and when Afternoon of a Faun premiered it was met with a savage reception, as the audience openly jeered the performance and threw their seat cushions at the musicians in protest. See more
When calling for the ambulance Sally says they're in Apt. 1203 but the apt. is on the 2nd story. See more
References Confessions of a Nazi Spy