Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels January 1967 concert poster
Exceedingly scarce original vintage first printing concert poster advertising jazz giants Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels [Belgium] on Sunday, 29th January, 1967. Presented by Harold Davison and Norman Granz, there would be two performances on the same day. A late afternoon concert at 6.00 PM and an evening concert commencing 8.30 PM. Their first joint European tour was in January/February, 1966, and had been an encouraging success. For the first half of each concert, the Ellington Orchestra would be playing from its extensive repertoire, while during the second half, Ella would perform as soloist with the accompaniment of the Ellington Orchestra. On the 1967 tour, however, Ella brought her own trio, which consisted of pianist Jimmie Jones, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Sam Woodyard. Woodyard, of course, had been a member of the Ellington Orchestra from 1955 to 1966.
The poster measures 57.9 x 83.8 cm and (approx. 22.8″ by 33″ inches) is beautifully printed on thin, uncoated paper stock. There is a faint horizontal fold to the middle of the poster and a tack hole to each corner. Photo of the back of the poster available on request.
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