Concertgebouw, Amsterdam June 1958 concert program
Original vintage concert program for Sarah Vaughan’s performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Saturday, 7th June, 1958, presented by Lou van Rees, and with the Arvell Shaw Group also on the bill. Vaughan was accompanied by pianist Ronnell Bright, double bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Art Morgan. Only a few days prior to the Amsterdam concert, this trio with Ronnell Bright as leader had been busy recording in a Paris studio, and an album simply called The Ronell Bright Trio was released by Polydor later that year. Opening for Sarah Vaughan was the Arvell Shaw Group, featuring bassist Arvell Shaw, tenor saxophonist Don Byas, drummer Wallace Bishop, and Dutch pianist Frans Elsen. After the intermission Sarah Vaughan opened with If This Isn’t Love and Passing Strangers and continued with another ten songs, mostly standards like That Old Devil Moon, Tenderly, Autumn in New York, Body and Soul and I Cried For You. During the final number, How High The Moon, Don Byas, Arvell Shaw and Wallyace Bishop joined Sarah Vaughan and her trio for a ten-minute jam. Thanks to the late impresario Lou Van Rees and the Dutch Jazz Archive, this concert was recorded and has now been released in a series entitled Jazz at the Concertgebouw.
Original black and white pictorial matte-coated two-fold brochure, 18.3 x 26.3 cm. All text in Dutch. Folded twice with some wear along the fold lines. Additional images of the program available on request.