Yes, I’ve been nosing around on eBay again . . .
First, Louis c. 1952: possibly Russ Phillips, Milt Hinton, Cozy Cole, Louis, Barney Bigard, in front of some startled-looking patrons (did the flashbulb make them jump?):
then, a handbill from 1970, when Vic Dickenson had left the Bobby Hackett Quintet to join the World’s Greatest Jazz Band. “Singles welcome”:
and a Jimmy Ryan’s flyer from 1963:
and if you needed it explained to you by Virgil Thomson, here you are:
Perhaps you’d like some New Orleans music in Boston, May 12, 1952:
It’s pleasing when collectors clean out their troves and put them up for sale. Otherwise, how would we live vicariously?
May your happiness increase!