De Montfort Hall, Leicester May 1971 concert poster
Large original first printing concert poster advertising Ella Fitzgerald at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester [England] on Sunday, 9th May, 1971, presented by Arthur Kimbrell by arrangement with Harold Davison, and with Count Basie & His Orchestra also on the bill. For the European tour, Ella was accompanied by the Tommy Flanagan Trio. Basie’s orchestra included Paul Cohen, Sonny Cohn, George Minger, Waymon Reed (trumpets); Al Grey, John Watson, Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo (trombones); Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Curtis Peagler, Bobby Plater, Cecil Payne, Eric Dixon (saxophones); Freddie Green (guitar), Norman Keenan (bass), Harold Jones (drums), and Mary Stallings (vocals).
The poster measures 101.8 x 76.1 cm and is printed in purple and black inks on thin, matte-coated paper stock (coated on front only). Printer’s imprint (Electric Modern Printing, Manchester) to the bottom left corner. Folded thrice with some creasing along the bottom border. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.