Duke Ellington – 1957 Signed Souvenir Program, with lifetime guarantee

A program for a 1957 concert by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra at Marquette High School in Milwaukee, Wisc., signed by Ellington on the front cover.  Inside is a program of songs, listing soloists and composers, with advertisements for local businesses.  In excellent condition.  5 1/4″ x 7 3/4″ With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of […]

Birdland – 1950’s Jazz Club Handbill / Brochure (Miles Davis / Duke Ellington / Charlie Parker / Count Basie)

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 […]

Duke Ellington – 1940’s Autographed Promotional Photograph

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.

Count Basie / Duke Ellington – 1957 Birdland Handbill

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 […]

Duke Ellington – Original Album Cover Artwork for “The Girls & Perfume Suites” Columbia LP

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 […]

Duke Ellington & Louis Jordan – 1945 Club Zanzibar NYC Program

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 […]