1955–Charlie Parker & His All Stars-The Open Door Concert Handbill-HIGH QUALITY CONDITION! PAE Graded Mint '91”

closed on Friday, August 14, 2020

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This is an original 1955 handbill from the legendary Open Door Jazz Club in New York! Top jazz icon the one and only Charlie Parker headlined this concert held on January 9th. Material featuring the great Charlie Parker from this early era in history seldom surfaces for collectors!


Another important aspect in this piece is the concert took place just months before Charlie Parker’s untimely passing. Although he performed many brilliant concerts and studio recordings during his later years Parker was riddled with mental health problems and heroin addiction. About a year before this show his 3-year-old daughter Pree died suddenly and unexpectedly. He attempted suicide twice afterwards which landed him in mental hospitals. Nevertheless his impact on modern music was clearly undeniable. Miles Davis once said "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong Charlie Parker". 


Handbill – Charlie Parker The Open Door

Grade – PAE Mint 91

Bands/Bill – Charlie Parker and his all stars

Venue – The Open Door

City – New York NY

Date – 1/9/1955

Dimensions – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! 100% Original with no restoration. Upper left corner bump super light bottom right corner bend small ink on the front (year). View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.


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