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    Jazz - A Group Of Twenty-Six Signed Black And White Photographs Of Jazz Percussionists And Double Bass Players (circa late 1940s- early 1950s) all vintage prints, four with photography studio stamp to lower right corner"Character Arts, Cleveland, Ohio. The images were largely shot at venues in Cleveland, Chicago or New York, the majority showing the subjects performing on stage. The autographs are signed in blue, black or white fountain pen, with 17 personalized to "Nat". Subjects include Gene Krupa, Baby Dodds (x4), Lionel Hampton (x2), Slam Stewart (x7), Big Sid Catlett, Ray Bauduc, (x4), Adrian Rollins, Lee Abrams and Billy Taylor Jr. All measure 8" x 10" or 10" x 8". In Fine to Excellent condition with yellow tape remnants to left edge from when they were mounted in an album, several with surface toning and spotting. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: From The Nat Singerman Jazz Archive.
    See "Antiques Roadshow", PBS, Episode #2005, Little Rock, 2015.


    More Information: Nat Singerman was a professional photographer and co-owner of Character Arts Photo Studio in Cleveland, Ohio during the 1940s and 1950s. During this period he met and befriended many jazz legends who performed at clubs in and around Cleveland and Chicago. He took many photographs of performances as well as numerous candid shots taken backstage. He also hosted jam sessions and dinners at his studio where other images from the archive were shot. At a later date, the musicians signed these photos for him that he had printed as 8" x 10"s, often in white ink. In some of the photos a bottle of white ink that he provided can be seen clearly.

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    June, 2016
    24th-25th Friday-Saturday
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