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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms. Coll. 119

Lou Church and Jack Fields contracts for Blue Note (Philadelphia) performances by jazz musicians, and other materials, 1949, 1955-1957.

Overview

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

Processed by:

Sarah Adams

Title
Lou Church and Jack Fields contracts for Blue Note (Philadelphia) performances by jazz musicians, and other materials, 1949, 1955-1957.
Author
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
mus00021

Repository Details

Part of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library Repository

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The Music Library’s collecting mission is to serve music teaching and research programs in the Music Department and throughout the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In addition, it supports the musical needs of the broader Harvard community as well as an international scholarly constituency. We collect books, musical scores, serial titles, sound recordings and video formats, microforms, and rare and archival materials that support research in a wide variety of musical disciplines including historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and historically informed performance practice, as well as interdisciplinary areas related to music. The special collections include archival collections from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

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