Music: The Jazz Business

Two thousand Swedish fans turned out in Stockholm last week to hear a rocking sample of the best brand of U.S. jazz, beaten out and bellowed by some of the best U.S. practitioners. First, half a dozen instrumentalists gave them a round of modern combo numbers, including C-Jam Blues and Perdido. Then Songstress Ella Fitzgerald stepped forward, let fly with Why Don't You Do Right? and St. Louis Blues. Finally, the stage was darkened and Gene Krupa, his face spotlighted from below, flailed away on the drums.

Between numbers the packed hall resounded to roars and whistles of approval and the stamping...

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