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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms. Coll. 119

Collection of jazz contracts: Guide

This collection consists of contracts between various jazz artists and club owners or producers supplying the terms of agreement for the artists' performance engagements. Artists represented include Cannonball Adderley, Louis Armstong, The Australian Jazz Quintet, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, The Modern Jazz Quartet and several others.

Dates

  • 1949-1957

Extent

1 boxes

Collection consists of contracts between jazz artists and club owners or producers supplying the terms of agreement for the artists' engagements. Thirty of the contracts are for performances at the Blue Note in Philadelphia during 1956 and 1957 and provide an overview of the musical life of that club. Artists who performed there include Cannonball Adderly, the Australian Jazz Quintet, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis, Art Farmer, Charles Mingus, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Zoot Sims, Jeri Southern and others. Also included in the collection are a 1955 contract between Louis Armstrong and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures for Armstrong's services in High Society and an agreement between Generaly Artists Corporation and Count Basie, represented by the William Morris Agency.

Physical Location

Merritt Room

Processing Information

Processed by: Sarah Adams
Link to catalog
Title
Collection of jazz contracts, 1949-1957: Guide
Author
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
mus00021

Repository Details

Part of the Loeb Music Library Repository

Contact:
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