Stadthalle, Kassel March 1980 concert poster (Schneidewind)
Original first printing concert poster advertising American jazz pianist McCoy Tyner (1938—2020) at the Stadthalle in Kassel [Germany] on Sunday, 30th March, 1980, presented by the Jazz-Förderverein Kassel. Tyner was touring Germany in support of the Horizon album, recorded during April 1979 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and produced by Orrin Keepnews. AllMusic’s Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 5 stars and called it an extraordinary recording featuring some of the most remarkable, memorable and powerful music of Tyner’s career. The touring band for the European tour consisted of alto and soprano saxophonist Joe Ford, violinist John Blake, bassist Charles Fambrough, percussionist Guilherme Franco, and drummer George Johnson. Ford, Blake, Fambrough and Franco all featured on the Horizon album. Tyner is considered to be one of the most influential jazz pianists of the late 20th century, an honor he earned during and after his time with John Coltrane. Tyner died at his home in New Jersey on 6th March, 2020, at the age of 81. The poster features artwork by Schneidewind, with the artist’s imprint to the bottom right corner.
The poster measures 59.4 x 83.8 cm (approx. 23.4 by 33 inches) and is printed in black ink on thin, matte-coated paper stock. There is a tiny pin hole to each corner and light sporadic creasing to the right side border, else in near excellent unfolded condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.