New Year's Eve Party with Cecil Taylor Quartet and Archie Shepp-Bill Dixon Quartet
New York: Renaissance House / The Living Theatre / The Provincetown Review, 1962. Vintage flyer for a New Year's Eve event at avant-garde New York performance venue Renaissance House on December 31, 1962.
A unique confluence of critical moments for performers and arts organizations alike. Only a month earlier, on November 23, 1962, the Cecil Taylor Unit recorded their landmark 1963 live album "Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come" at the Café Montmartre in Copenhagen. Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon released their acclaimed debut album, "Archie Shepp–Bill Dixon Quartet," two months earlier, in October, 1962. The Living Theatre had just premiered their production of Bertold Brecht's 1926 play "Man Is Man," followed by a groundbreaking world tour. Finally, a year prior, the newly launched literary journal The Provincetown Review had published a chapter from Hubert Selby Jr.'s 1964 novel "Last Exit to Brooklyn," leading to the arrest of editor Bill Ward and a subsequent landmark 1961 obscenity trial.
14 x 8.5 inches. Very Good plus, with some small chipping at the mid and lower extremities.
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