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    Duke Ellington 1967 German Generic Concert Poster. Original first-printing concert poster designed to promote Duke Ellington's January/February 1967 German tour with an orchestra consisting of Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney and Russell Procope (saxes); Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper and Lawrence Brown (trombones); Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington and Herbie Jones (trumpets); John Lamb (bass); and Rufus Jones (drums). The tour encompassed Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, and Sweden. Ella Fitzgerald and her trio joined Ellington for some of the concerts.

    Measures 23 ¼" x 33" and grades to Very Good Plus condition. Four very, very tiny pinholes in each corner knock this down from Near Mint status. Poster has also been crumpled a bit along the left half of the bottom edge, but interestingly, that damage is only visible on the verso... it gets totally lost in the busy dotted artwork found around Mr. Ellington's chin. Some dealers would actually just call this mint, because its appearance is perfect. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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