Original photograph of Dizzy Gillespie and Lorraine Willis, 1952

N.p. N.p., 1952. Vintage borderless photograph of Dizzy Gillespie, wife Lorraine Willis and their entourage arriving at the Saint Lazare railway station in Paris, March 10, 1952. Mimeo snipe, holograph annotations and press agency stamps on the verso.

Dizzy Gillespie began recording what would become "The Great Blue Star Sessions 1952-1953" on March 25th, 1952 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. These recordings captured Gillespie during the transitional period when he was merging out of a bebop sound into hard bop, big band stylings.

5 x 6.5 inches (12.75 x 16.5 cm) Near Fine.


[Book #144459]

Price: $300.00