A rare 1950’s brochure advertising the legendary New York jazz club Birdland, named after Charlie Parker, who played there along with virtually every major jazz musician of the era. The cover lists a number of them–Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, and others. Inside are great photos of musicians and celebrity […]
A beautiful 1940’s sepia publicity photograph of jazz great Duke Ellington, signed boldly in blue ink “Good luck, Duke Ellington”. This vintage 8″ x 10″ photograph bears the logo of Ellington’s agency at the time, the William Morris Agency, in the lower right corner. In excellent condition. With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
A scarce handbill advertising March 1957 shows by Count Basie and his 16 Piece Orchestra at the legendary New York club Birdland, the “jazz corner of the world”. Also advertised are shows by Oscar Pettiford and his 13 Piece Orchestra, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson & the Birdland Dream Band and others. Birdland […]
The original hand retouched color photograph used on the cover of the 1982 Duke Ellington album The Girl’s Suite And The Perfume Suite, released by Columbia Records as part of their Contemporary Masters Series. We obtained this superb original artwork from a former Columbia Records executive who worked on the album. The original photograph is by Leigh […]
An exceedingly rare 1945 program from New York’s Club Zanzibar featuring performances by Duke Ellington & Orchestra (“featuring the “Duke’s” Album of Song Hits” including “Sophisticated Lady”, “Mood Indigo”, etc.) and Louis Jordan (the finale is “Caledonia”), along with the Golden Gate Quartette, “Comedy Stars” Carter and Moreland, and others. Fantastic period artwork evoking a […]