Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels December 1964 concert program
Original vintage concert program produced for American jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner’s performance at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels [Belgium] on Saturday, 19th December, 1964, accompanied by bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin. It was quite the norm back then that American jazz artists visiting Europe would perform twice at the same venue on the same night, an afternoon and an evening show. However, Garner always insisted on just one concert a night. He explained the reasoning behind this with the fact that he perspires a lot. “When I’m through, my shirt and my clothes are soggy. I can’t do that twice a night. If an artist does this, against his better judgment, both shows are liable to be below par.” The album Amsterdam Concert was recorded on this tour and released by Philips Records in the Netherlands that same year. The program features delicate artwork by Manfred Hürrig.
In original green and black pictorial, matte-coated wrappers, staple bound, 17.2 x 13.0 cm, 12 pp. Program notes in French by Benoît Quersin. In excellent condition, tightly bound and clean. Additional images of the program available on request.