Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra. [SOLD]
Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British Concert Tour Program, October 1971, SIGNED at their program photographs by Duke Ellington and saxophonist/flautist Norris Turney, and additionally SIGNED on the first program page by trombonists, Chuck Connors and Booty Woods, trumpeters Harold Johnson, John Coles, Eddie Preston and the great Cootie Williams. Program notes by Derek Jewell, b & w photographs by David Redfern; Jewell's warmly elegiac essay notes that Ellington had just completed his first concert tour of Russia, before returning to England "for his umpteenth tour", but now without key members of the orchestra, including Cat Anderson, Lawrence Brown and the great altoist Johnny Hodges who had died since Duke's last visit to the UK in 1969. Jewel, in lamenting the loss, says that it made these 70's appearances all the more to be treasured. He was prescient; Ellington would make only two more trips to England before his death in 1974. In silver pictorial card wraps, staple bound, 8" by 11.5", [16pp], wear to spine, wraps are somewhat rubbed and lightly curled,, else very good +, tightly bound, pages are clean and unmarked, signatures are near fine-fine in blue ink with a trace of skipping to Johnson and Coles autographs. Vintage music ephemera, including a late career signature of one of the great figures in jazz history. J 1714

Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington Original British 1971 Concert Tour Program, Signed by Duke Ellington And Seven Members Of The Orchestra.  [SOLD]
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