Birdland Stars of ‘56 and the East-West All Stars [Count Basie, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan]
New York: Birdland, 1956. Saddle stapled, in wraps. Offset. 24pp. 9 x 12 in. Very good, with light wear on wraps commensurate with age. Item #6831
Program for the Birdland Stars of ‘56 and the East-West All Stars performing at Birdland, the fabled jazz venue that hosted musicians such as Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Harry Belafonte, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Thelonius Monk, and virtually every other renowned mid-century jazz musician.
The Birdland Stars of ‘56 included Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Al Hibbler, Lester Young, Johnny Smith, Bud Powell, and Joe Williams; the East/West All Star Jazz Septet consisted of Kenney Dorham, Conti Condoli, Joe Benjamin, Al Cohn, Roy Haines, Phil Woods, and Jimmy Jones. The program features extensive photography, writing on the Birdland Stars, and an essay on Birdland by Allan Morrison.
“The club rests on what Broadway historians regard as hallowed ground.”.