Concertgebouw, Amsterdam April 1954 concert program
Original vintage concert program for American jazz pianist and vocalist Nat King Cole’s performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam [Holland] on Wednesday, 28th April, 1954, presented by Lou van Rees. The show in Amsterdam was part of Cole’s only second European tour, having visited Europe for the first time during September 1950. Now billed as “Nat King Cole & His World Famous Trio”, he was accompanied by bassist Charles Harris, guitarist John Collins, and drummer Lee Young. Guitarist Irving Ashby and bassist Joe Comfort had left in 1951, and an announcement was made that the trio was officially dissolved. But that simply meant that Cole henceforth would be billed as a solo act. In practice, he continued to carry a guitarist, a bassist, and a drummer, occasionally augmenting them with an orchestra.
One sheet folded into four pages, 18.0 x 25.6 cm. All text in Dutch. In excellent unfolded and unmarked condition. Additional photos available on request.