Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines All-Stars, Original Vintage Jazz Concert Program, 1957, for a UK concert tour, 28th September to 13th October, produced by the National Jazz Federation; twice SIGNED in blue ink at their respective photographs by jazz greats, trombonist Jack Teagarden, and pianist Earl Hines. Teagarden has signed at his full page photo to the verso of the front wrap, and again at his half-page program photo; Hines SIGNED at his full page photo, to the verso of the rear wrap, and again at his half-page photo with Teagarden; additionally signed by the rest of a very strong band, the great drummer Cozy Cole, bassist Jack Lesberg, cornetist Max Kaminsky, and clarinetist Peanuts Hucko, all at their program photos, with Hucko signing twice. Laid in is the uncommon original handbill for the concert held at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Sept. 28, the original National Jazz Federation Bulletin No. 3 for 1957, and two original ticket stubs for the concerts at the Town Hall, Birmingham on the eighth and ninth of October, where the autographs were obtained. Also included are four original, 4 by 3.5 b&w photographs of the band in performance taken by the previous owner, who attended the Birmingham concerts; and an original b&w photograph, 6.5 by 8.5, of the band in performance with the stamp of the Birmingham Post & Mail newspaper to the verso, in the original transmission envelope.
Much anticipated, this concert series was essentially a one-off reunion of some of the key players from Louis Armstrong's first version of the All-Stars and after months of planning, brought together Hines from San Francisco, Teagarden from Chicago with his working band of the time, and drummer Cozy Cole from his drum school in New York. In original staple bound pictorial wraps, 9" by 12", [20pp], illustrated with b&w photos and program notes by Stanley Dance and Paul Oliver; binding is tight, pin hole to top right corner, touch of age toning to pages, neat pencil annotations to program page, else about near fine, tight, clean and unmarked. The original signatures are fine in ink, with no loss or fading. An uncommon vintage jazz program with a scarce signature grouping which includes three jazz luminaries and with the additional ephemera laid in, the nicest signed example of this program that weve handled. J1892