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    Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie 1955 Jazz at the Philharmonic German Concert Poster. A large, commanding German paper concert poster for Norman Granz' "Jazz at the Philharmonic" series in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday, February 13, 1955. Stars of the shows included Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and the Oscar Peterson Trio. This was advertising shows on this evening, at 6:30 and 9:00 PM.

    The poster is marvelously stylized in red, black and white, and depicts a trumpeter giving it his all. It's just the kind of design that "cool jazz" would use to great effect for the next few years, with the artwork itself being a major highlight, regardless of whether you liked the music or not.

    Measures 33" x 24" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: Poster was once folded down perfectly into eighths, probably by the printer for mailing. As a result, each of the three "bull's-eye folds" in the poster's interior have had a break in the paper, but not visually intrusive at all. They actually start with a 3/8" seam split on the far left edge, and then get smaller as you move from left to right; the one in the "Y" of "Dizzy" is barely there. Poster has also experienced toning to the white paper with the passage of 65 years. Small amount of surface creasing and handling to the body of the poster, but not much, really. It's the upper edge all the way across the top that has the creasing and light crumpling, which would easily frame out.


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