Cirque Royal, Brussels October 1982 concert poster (Anon.)
Original first printing concert poster advertising the “Pablo Jazz Festival ’82” staged at the Cirque Royal in Brussels [GBelgium] on Sunday, 17th October, 1982, presented by Norman Granz by arrangement with Make It Happen. Performing artists included Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio, and jazz guitarist Joe Pass. Two shows on the same night, with the first commencing at 5 PM and the second at 8.30 PM. This was the third and final Pablo Jazz Festival, the other two being held in 1975 and 1977. Peterson’s trio presumably featured bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. 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 43.7 x 62.1 cm and is printed in black ink on thin, uncoated paper stock. In excellent unfolded and unmarked condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.