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Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins – Ultra Rare 1954 New York Bebop Concert Poster

An extremely rare and important concert poster advertising the October, 1954 “Great Moderns In Jazz” concert at New York’s Town Hall.  This show featured some of the most important Jazz  artists of all time–Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Art Farmer, and Horace Silver, with Jimmy Raney and Hall Overton.  Charlie Parker concert posters are extremely rare, and this one has what is likely the best lineup of Bebop players ever.

The poster measures 8 1/2″ x 14″ and is printed on card stock.  In overall very good condition, with a small missing piece at the top edge (easily matted out), a crease to the top right corner, light toning to the bottom left corner, and an archivally repaired (and barely noticeable) 3″ closed tear below the line at the bottom.  The paper near the tear evidences some cracking and has been archivally reinforced.  This will frame beautifully. A spectacular Bebop rarity.

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