Musikhalle, Hamburg January 1963 concert poster
Original first printing concert poster advertising French jazz clarinetist, soprano saxophonist and bandleader Claude Luter (1923—2006) at the Musikhalle in Hamburg [Germany] on Saturday, 26th January, 1963, presented by Kurt Collien in cooperatoion with Lucien Beaumier of the Detsch-Französischer Künstlerdienst. For the German tour, Luter was accompanied by pianist Christian Rameil, trumpeter Pierre Derveaux, bassist Roland Bianchini, trombonist Jean-Louis Durand, and drummer Poumy Arnaud. Born in Paris in 1923, Claude Luter was one of the stars of the postwar Paris jazz scene. After the liberation he and his band became a fixture at the Lorientais, the first of the great Latin Quarter jazz clubs that were the center of France’s burgeoning musical and intellectual revival. Perhaps best known for being an accompanist to Sidney Bechet, Luter also worked with Barney Bigard and French writer and musician Boris Vian. Regarded as one of France’s best exponents of traditional jazz, Luter died on 6th October, 2006, at the age of 83.
Printed by Müller-Druck, Jlvesheim, the poster measures 60.3 x 83.5 cm and is printed in red and black inks on thin, uncoated paper stock. Folded thrice with light age toning along the fold lines, else in remarkably good condition for its age. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.