Brussels, Antwerp and Liege November 1957 concert flyer
Original first printing double-sided concert flyer advertising American jazz combo The Modern Jazz Quartet’s three concerts in Brussels, Antwerp and Liège on 24th, 25th and 26th November, 1957, presented by Le Hot Club de Belgique. In October 1956 the Quartet took their first trip to Europe, performing on a month-long Birdland All-Star tour with Bud Powell, Miles Davis and Lester Young during October and November, as well as a two-week residency at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris. Also in 1956, they had moved to Atlantic Records, which was switching from singles to LPs and began focusing on jazz under the guidance of producer Nesuhi Ertegun. Twelve months after the Birdland All-Star tour, the MJQ were back in Europe, now touring in their own name, performing 88 concerts in four months in Germany, France, and the British Isles, receiving rave reviews. In 1957, they also recorded a self-titled studio album, and the live album The Modern Jazz Quartet and the Oscar Peterson Trio at the Opera House, produced by Nesuhi Ertegun and Norman Granz, respectively.
The flyer measures 21.0 x 15.0 cm and is beautifully printed in pink and black inks on medium-thin, uncoated paper stock. These unique Belgium flyers were mailed to members of the Belgian Hot Club as well as used as window cards in nearby theaters, shops and businesses as a promotional tool with the primary purpose of selling tickets. Ticket prices was 125 Belgian francs, while members of the H.C.B. would get a 25 franc discount. There is a pin hole to each corner and at the center of the top border, else in near excellent unfolded condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the flyer available on request.