Left Bank Jazz Society
Collection of various items from The Left Bank Jazz Society
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Baltimore: c 1950 - 1980. 50 8X10 publicity photos of jazz greats stored in clear sleeves in a ring binder. These are from the archive of the Left Bank Jazz Society and represent important artists from the 50’s to the 80’s. You’ll find MJQ, Carmen McRae, Clark Terry, Yusef Lateef, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune, Don Shirley, Jimmy Smith, Charlie Byrd, Sonny Stitt, Max Roach and many other luminaries. $500.
c 1970. Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and Count Basie --- Original vintage ca. 1970's artist riders from 3 legendary American jazz musicians; including stage set up/band plots, promotional instruction, press quotes, etc. This material would have been sent by the artist's booking agency to the event promoter along with the contract in advance of the performance. In this case that promoter was Left Bank Jazz Society, a Baltimore, Maryland-based organization founded in 1964 who gained renown hosting a series of weekly concerts featuring nationally acclaimed performers like John Coltrane and Duke Ellington; concerts were held at the Famous Ballroom on N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Lot includes Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and Count Basie. All are single stapled booklets, 8 1/2" x 11"; 10p, 2p, 11p, respectively. These are in excellent condition considering both their age and their use by a working promotional organization (L.B.J.S.). No tears or major issues, mostly age toning and corner wear; Maynard Ferguson (2 pages, includes just a bio and a band plot) shows a little more handling wear.
Baltimore: 1969. Original Duke Pearson 1969 Autograph Letter(s) Signed (ALS), Handwritten Venue Notes on Blue Note letterhead to Vernon Welsh, co-founder of the LBJS. This material comes direct from the estate of Benny Kearse, co-founder of the Left Bank Jazz Society, a Baltimore, Maryland-based organization founded in 1964. $150.