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Kurhaus, Scheveningen & Concertgebouw, Amsterdam April 1958 concert program 

Original vintage concert program for Ella Fitzgerald and The Oscar Peterson Trio’s two performances at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Saturday, 12th April, 1958, presented by Norman Granz in cooperation with Lou van Rees and Artone Gramophone. Two performances on the same day, even in two different cities, weren’t unusual back then, although the time schedule must have been tight considering it’s a one hour drive between Scheveningen and Amsterdam. Fitzgerald was accompanied by The Lou Levy Trio, which besides the leader featured bassist Max Bennett and drummer Gus Johnson. Levy would accompany Fitzgerald on and off from 1957 to 1962. Oscar Peterson’s trio featured double bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis. Often touring with Jazz at the Philharmonic, the trio remained together from 1953 to 1958. Peterson considered the trio with Brown and Ellis “the most stimulating” and productive setting for public performances and studio recordings. When Ellis left by the end of 1958, he was replaced by drummer Ed Thigpen because Peterson felt no guitarist could compare to Ellis.

Original black and white pictorial matte-coated two-fold brochure, 18.4 x 26.0 cm. All text in Dutch. The program has been folded twice with light wear along the fold lines. Additional images of the program available on request.


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