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Ms. Coll. 119

Collection of jazz contracts, 1949-1957: Guide

Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Merritt Room
Call No.: Ms. Coll. 119
Repository: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Collection of jazz contracts: Guide
Date(s): 1949-1957
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: 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.

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Scope and Content

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.

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Additional Index Terms

Contracts.
Jazz musicians--United States.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Donald Byrd Sextet
Modern Jazz Quartet
Adderley, Cannonball
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Basie, Count, 1904-1984
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990
Bryant, Tommy
Byrd, Donald.
Connor, Chris, 1927-
Davis, Miles
Farmer, Art
Gibbs, Eddie, 1908-
Hamilton, Chico, 1921-
Johnson, J. J., 1924-2001
Kenney, Beverly, 1932-1960
Kühn, Rolf, 1929-
McGhee, Howard, 1918-1987
Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979
Donaldson, Lou
Shank, Bud
Silver, Horace, 1928-
Sims, Zoot
Southern, Jeri

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