Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels & Émulation, Liège April 1956 concert program
Original vintage concert program produced for American jazz pianist, composer and arranger Stan Kenton’s two performances at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and Émulation, Liège Sunday, 29th April, 1956, presented by Le Hot Club de Belgique. Two performances on the same day, even in two different cities, weren’t unusual back then, although the time schedule must have been tight considering it’s an almost two hour drive between Brussels and Liège. The concerts in Brussels and Liège were part of Kenton’s second European tour and came in between the recording of the albums Kenton in Hi-Fi and Cuban Fire. Kenton’s orchestra for the European tour featured Lennie Niehaus, Bill Perkins, Don Rendell, and Harry Klein (saxophones); Ed Leddy, Vinnie Tano, Phil Gilbert, Lee Katzman, and Sam Noto (trumpets); Bob Fitzpatrick, Don Kelly, Carl Fontana, and Kent Larsen (trombones); Fred Fox and Irving Rosenthak (French horns); Jay McAllister (tuba); Mel Lewis (drums); Ralph Blaze (guitar); and Curtis Counce (bass). The program features delicate artowrk by Nory Compère.
In original orange and black pictorial, matte-coated wrappers, single staple bound, 22.5 x 28.0 cm, 12 pp. Program notes in French by Albert Brettonville. In excellent condition, tightly bound and clean. Additional images of the program available on request.