Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, [1953], 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. In 1952 JATP had made its first full tour of Europe and in 1953 JATP would make their inaugural trip to Japan. This '53 National Tour Program was the first to feature an enlarged folio format, with striking full-page bleed b & w photos of the featured performers. Along with JATP veterans, including Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips and Roy Eldridge, this tour also featured Ben Webster and Benny Carter, two great saxophonists less familiar to the JATP audience. In original pictorial wraps, cover illustrations by David Stone Martin, 12" by 9", [24pp], tightly staple bound, light wear to spine, short closed tear to head of spine, top corner gently curled, else, very good++, bright and unmarked. An increasingly uncommon jazz collectible. J 1695

Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 13th North American Tour, 1953
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