Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf November 1972 concert poster (Izquierdo)
Original first printing concert poster advertising jazz giants Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan’s joint concert at the Rheinhalle in Düsseldorf [Germany] on Monday, 6th November, 1972, presented by René Heinersdorff. When Brubeck disbanded the “Classic Quartet” in December 1967 to concentrate on composing, he did not envisage that he would be required to form a new Quartet and tour so soon afterwards. In 1968, he upheld a promise to his old friend George Wein, to appear at the second annual Newport Jazz Festival in Mexico. He had considered appearing himself without a group, but in the end put together a new Quartet of bassist Jack Six, drummer Alan Dawson and Gerry Mulligan. A great friendship was struck and Mulligan continued to tour with Brubeck for the next five years as “Dave Brubeck Trio and Gerry Mulligan” or on occasions “Dave Brubeck Trio with Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan”. The poster features early artwork by Izquierdo with the artist’s imprint to the bottom left corner.
The poster measures 59.3 x 83.8 cm and is beautifully printed in red and black inks on thin, uncoated paper stock. There are a couple of rips to the right side border and one rip to the center of the bottom border, else in near excellent unfolded condition. Additional photos available on request.