Jazz Poster Louis Armstrong Modernist Design Milan Italy Concert Velma Middleton

Jazz Poster Louis Armstrong Modernist Design Milan Italy Concert Velma Middleton

1955 Italy

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Very rare original vintage advertising poster for a concert of Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton in Milan. Il re del jazz Louis Armstrong e i suoi solisti con Velma Middleton (The king of jazz Louis Armstrong and soloist Velma Middleton). The censor authorisation allows display from November 1955.

Information from Ricky Riccardi, the Archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens: Louis Armstrong played in Milan in December 1955 at the Teatro Nuovo concert hall, giving two shows a day while they were. In the early hours of December 20, 1955, George Avakian of Columbia Records brought the All Stars to the Teatra Leonarda da Vinci to do a recording session. A bunch of enthusiastic Italian fans were invited to the private session and some of the results were released on the very popular Columbia LP, "Ambassador Satch." Armstrong was riding high as "Ambassador Satch" in this period and had just been featured in the "New York Times" and on an Edward R. Murrow television special a few weeks earlier. In Milan, his band featured Trummy Young, trombone, Edmond Hall, clarinet, Billy Kyle, piano, Arvell Shaw, bass, Barrett Deems, drums and Velma Middleton, vocals.
Very good condition, small retouching on folds and small tears, backed on linen.
Height 100.00 cm (39.37 inches)
Width 140.00 cm (55.12 inches)
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Lithograph on paper

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