April/May 1961 UK concert tour program
Original vintage concert program produced for
program for THELONIOUS MONK QUARTET and ART BLAKEY JAZZ MESSENGERS joint April-May 1961 nationwide tour of the British Isles presented by Harold Davison. This was Monk’s first visit to Britain with Charlie Rouse (tenor), Frankie Dunlop (drums), and John Ore (bass) making up the Quartet. The Jazz Messengers at this time consisted of Blakey, Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor), Jymie Merritt (bass), and Bobby Timmons (piano). Featuring exciting artwork by American artist David Stone Martin, the program measures 8-1/4 x 10-1/2 inches (20.9 x 26.7 cm) and consists of 20 pages of fabulous b/w photos and informative liner notes by Brian Nicholls (Monk) and Benny Green (Blakey).
Original double-sided first printing concert flyer advertising The Oscar Peterson Trio at the Kongresshaus in Zürich [Switzerland] on Monday, 23rd November, 1970, presented by Migros. For the European tour bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham were replaced by George “Jiri” Mraz and Ray Price, respectively. With this new group, Peterson had recorded the album Walking the Line. Recorded at MPS-Studios in Villingen, Germany and produced by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, the album captures Peterson in fiery form. His mastery of the ballad form is heard in his sensitive interpretation of “Once Upon a Summertime”, which also showcases Mraz’s gorgeous tone.
In original b/w pictorial matte-coated wrappers, staple bound, 20.3 x 26.3 cm, 8 pp. Program notes by Max Jones. In excellent condition, tightly bound and clean. Additional images of the program available on request.