Jazz At the Philharmonic, Original Vintage Concert Tour Program, Fourth National Tour, [Spring 1947], presented by Norman Granz. Beginning in July of 1944 Granz had staged a number of successful jazz concerts at the Philharmonic Auditorium, in his native Los Angeles and in the following year the budding young impresario took the show on the road. His inaugural National Tour in the Fall/Winter of 1945-46 marked the beginning of an extraordinarily successful venture, which in the coming decades would see the JATP concert tours extend to Canada, Europe, and the Far East, and in conjunction with his recording companies, Norgran Clef, and Verve, would make Granz the most successful and influential producer in jazz.
The Fourth Tour in the Spring of 1947, the first of two scheduled in that year, included saxophone luminary, Coleman Hawkins, already a veteran of the JATP cast, drummer Buddy Rich, alto saxophonist Willie Smith, trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Trummy Young and the wonderful jazz vocalist Helen Humes; the cover illustration by David Stone Martin, features his iconic drawing of a trumpeter which was to become the logo for Granz's enterprises. In original wraps, tightly staple bound, 8.25" by 10.5" [14 pp], with b & w photographs, front wrap is lightly creased with two small closed tears to the front edge, date of March 21 in pencil on the rear wrap, slight age toning to pages, else very good+, pages are clean and unmarked. A vintage jazz collectible, original JATP programs from the 40's are now very scarce.J1692