Congress Centrum, Hamburg February 1974 concert poster (Günther Kieser)
Original first printing concert poster advertising Ella Fitzgerald (1917—1996) at the Congress Centrum in Hamburg [Germany] on Saturday, 2nd February, 1974, presented by Lippmann+Rau in cooperation with Konzertdirektion Kurt Collien. On this European tour Fitzgerald was accompanied by a quartet that featured pianist Tommy Flanagan, guitarist Joe Pass, double bassist Keter Betts, and drummer Bobby Durham, and on some dates guest appearances by trumpeter Roy Eldridge and tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. The album Ella in London, produced by Norman Granz and released on Pablo Records, and considered by many to be some of her best work and a perfect introduction to the mature Ella Fitzgerald, was recorded on this tour. Fitzgerald went on to record some 20 albums for the label. The poster features artwork by Günther Kieser with his imprint to the upper left side border.
The poster measures 59.9 x 83.9 cm (approx. 23.6 by 33 inches) and is printed on thin, matte-coated paper stock. In excellent unfolded and unmarked condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.