Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Original, 1950 Concert Tour Program, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, SIGNED By Duke Ellington SOLD]
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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Original Concert Tour Program, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, Wednesday, April 12, to Sunday, April 16, an eight concert series (including three matinees) presented by Jules Borkin; boldly SIGNED by Duke Ellington at his photo on the front wrap, "to my pretty little friend Mimi, good luck, Duke Ellington". The program is from the estate of Maria Therese "Mimi" Faelens, a Belgian music writer and journalist who wrote for Le Jazz Hot and other music journals during the 1950's. Copies of original photographs of Ms. Faelens, with noted jazz musicians trumpet, Buck Clayton, orchestra leader, Stan Kenton and jazz singer and band leader, Billy Eckstein, are included with the piece. Although Ellington visited Europe in 1948 he toured in a trio with trumpeter/violinist Ray Nance and vocalist Kay Davis, so this was the full orchestra's first trip to Europe after the war. The tour ran from April 6 - June 30th, during which the band played 73 dates over 77 days throughout most of Western Europe, grueling even by Ellington's tour schedule standards. In pictorial grey card wraps, 9 3/8" by 12 1/8", staple bound, (18pp), in the original glassine outer wraps, intact and still stapled to the program. Light wear and age toning to edges of the card wraps, front edge of top glassine wrap is curled with short closed tears and light spotting, touch of age toning to pages, otherwise, clean and bright, about near fine. Vintage signed Ellington ephemera with nice provenance. J2194

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