Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt May 1977 concert poster
Original first printing concert poster advertising the “Pablo Jazz Festival ’77” staged at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt [Germany] on Thursday, 12th May, 1977, presented by Lippmann+Rau. Performing artists included Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry “Sweets” Edison, tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, drummer Louis Bellson, and double bassists Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and John Heard. Pablo Records was a jazz record company and label founded by Norman Granz in 1973, more than a decade after he had sold his labels (including Verve Records) to MGM Records. Pablo initially featured recordings by acts that Granz managed: Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, and Joe Pass. Later, the label issued recordings by Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Milt Jackson, and Paulinho da Costa. The label also re-released 1950s recordings by Art Tatum, which Granz reacquired, and released unissued European live recordings of John Coltrane and his groups. In January 1987, it was announced that the label had been acquired by Fantasy Records for an undisclosed amount.
The poster measures 59.8 x 83.7 cm and is printed on thin, uncoated paper stock. There is a faint horizontal fold line at the middle, else in excellent unmarked condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.