Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program [SOLD]
Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French [1933] Concert Tour Program, lavishly illustrated with black and white photos by Bloom of Chicago, which depict the fourteen musicians who comprised one of Ellington’s greatest orchestras: Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsol, Freddie Jenkins, trumpets; “Tricky Sam” Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, trombones; Johhny Hodges, Harry Carney, Barney Bigard, Otto Hardwick, reeds; Sonny Greer, drums, Wellman Braud, bass, Fred Guy, guitar, and the maestro himself. Several of the photographs feature the band members posed against a series of remarkable painted back-drops, possibly at the original Cotton Club. Although the glassine wraps are unstamped, this is the program produced for the Ellington Orchestra’s first appearances in France in the summer of 1933; with biographical notes in French by Jacques Cannetti, a French jazz journalist and entrepreneur, who organized the concerts at the Salle Pleyel, Paris on July 27, 29, and August 1, 1933, where Ellington debuted, after a triumphant and hectic three weeks of touring in the United Kingdom. In original pictorial wraps, 8” by 10”, 8pp, with the original fragile glassine wraps fully intact, touch of age toning to pages, else about fine, clean and unmarked. A scarce piece of vintage Ellington ephemera in collector’s condition. J1887

Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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Duke Ellington, Original, Vintage French 1933 Concert Tour Program  [SOLD]
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