When Giants Strode the Continent: Europeans embraced American jazz legends with open ears As stellar American jazz musicians traversed Europe, they often took their places onstage among boom mics strategically placed for recording.… This content is available to subscribers only. To continue reading, please login or start a FREE 14-Day Digital Subscription. Bundle your subscription with our award-winning print magazine here. Join Our Email Newsletter Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox. Sign Up Now!