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    Miles Davis, Modern Jazz Quartet 1956 German Tour Blank Concert Poster. An original large, paper, modern-art concert poster for a 1956 tour of Germany by America's Modern Jazz Quartet, and as an underbilled attraction, legendary trumpeter Miles Davis. Also on the bill were tenor saxophonist Lester Young, pianist Bud Powell and the Rene Utreger Trio.

    "Birdland 1956," the poster declares in the upper left, capitalizing on a great American jazz buzzword and famed New York City nightclub. And then, in a classy stylistic touch, the four members of the MJQ are listed running down the right-hand edge of the poster. Measures 33 1/4" x 23 1/2" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: As with any tour blank, one concert's information would be printed on the poster with city, date, ticket prices and locations, and so forth. But in this case, one is able to enjoy the artwork to its fullest without too many words getting in the way – just the great musicians.

    Condition details: Poster has holes remaining from when it was hung up, larger than just pinholes, some of them nail-sized or a bit aggravated. Besides all four corners you have a top center edge tear-away, a right edge tear-away by "percy," and two holes in the bottom purple margin area. There are two tears which were mended on the verso with simple clear cello tape: the lower left corner, which also dings the designer or printer credit, and a 1 ½" edge tear next to "birdland." The lower left corner also has a 2 ½" corner crease.


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