Major Holley, 8 by 10, Glossy B & W Vintage Promotional Still, SIGNED By Major Holley
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Major Holley, 8 by 10, Glossy B & W Vintage Promotional Still, SIGNED By Major Holley
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Major Holley, 8 by 10, Glossy B & W Vintage Promotional Still, originally SIGNED and inscribed by the eminent jazz bassist in blue ink at the bottom margin. Holley has also signed in the upper right dark portion of the photo with this autograph being obscured by the background. A terrific photo portrays Holley in his later years playing the tuba, an instrument which he first learned as a youth, along with the violin, before taking up the stringed bass. Coming of age in the bop era, Major Holley, (1924- 1990), played with Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker and Oscar Peterson before moving to England in the mid 50s where he worked at the BBC. Upon his return to the US, Holley had a prolific studio career, toured with the Woody Herman and Duke Ellington orchestras, and performed and recorded with Kenny Burrell, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins and a host of other stellar jazz musicians. Touch of wear to corners, minor surface dings, else near fine, clean, unmarked, with a like signature without loss or fading. Uncommon signed jazz ephemera. J2000

Major Holley, 8 by 10, Glossy B & W Vintage Promotional Still, SIGNED By Major Holley
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