Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Concert Tour Program, 6th UK Tour, February - March 1962. Boldly SIGNED by jazz luminaries, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge, all at their program photos; also SIGNED, uncommonly, by the great pianist Tommy Flanagan, still quite early in his career, who was appearing with the Hawkins – Eldridge Quintet. After terminating the North American JATP tours and moving to Europe, Granz boasted that he would dominate the European jazz concert market as he had in North America – “in America I was a manager, but here I am an impresario”; from 1958 on, he had more than fulfilled his promise with at least two shows criss-crossing Europe in tandem. However, this spring ‘62 tour for JATP almost proved to be Granz’s last hurrah, when he contracted a near-fatal case of hepatitis in Reykjavik, Iceland, requiring three months convalescence, while the tour proceeded on without him.
In original pictorial wraps, 10 5/8” by 8 1/4”, tightly staple bound, original cover art by David Stone Martin, (16pp), illustrated throughout with b & w photos, program notes by Benny Green; light wear to spine, short closed tear to foot of spine, touch of age toning to pages, else about near fine, clean and unmarked. The autographs are fine in ink, with slight brushing to Coleman Hawkins’ signature. Uncommon SIGNED jazz collectible. J1890