Music: Breaking Through

For years the American musicians' union has been able, in effect, to keep British bands from performing in the U.S., and the British Ministry of Labor has returned the disfavor. Under the circumstances, the only way English jazz lovers could hear live American jazz at home was to visit U.S. military bases. The drought was so severe that some fans set up special flying excursions to such unlikely jazz centers as Dublin and Brussels. But last week the curtain was lifted in Britain. Stan Kenton's 20-piece band played a concert in London's Albert Hall, where jampacked fans hungrily took in such...

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