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    Count Basie 1960's Vintage New York Concert Handbills (2). A pair of original paper advertising fliers for the great big-band leader and pianist Count Basie performing in the New York City area in the Sixties.

    The first one is for "Giants of Jazz" performing two big shows at a RKO movie theatre in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, February 3, 1961. Basie and his orchestra are joined by Miriam Makeba, Joe Cuba & His Orchestra, "the sensational" Sonny Stitt & His All-Stars, Brother Jack McDuff & his Organ Quintet, and "sensational new comic" Dick Davy. Nicely, all six participants are pictured. This piece measures 8 1/2" x 11" and grades to Mint condition.

    The second, color handbill is for Count Basie and Band plus saxophonist Stan Getz and Quartet, plus vocalist Jimmy Rushing, playing at Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall in New York City on Friday night, November 27, 1964. Features really nice color graphics of the two bandleaders as if they're playing together. This item measures 6" x 12" and grades to Near Mint Minus condition with some creasing at the bottom in the ticket information and to the left of "Philharmonic," but no black color is broken. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    May, 2021
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