OSCAR PETTIFORD Legendary BLACK JAZZ Bass Player AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH 1949

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OSCAR PETTIFORD Legendary BLACK JAZZ Bass Player AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH 1949

Scarce 1949 Vintage Photograph HAND SIGNED By OSCAR PETTIFORD in black ink directly on the image " 1944 / Oscar Pettiford / 1955 "

This striking photograph of renowned Bebop Jazz Bass Player Oscar Pettiford is from the iconic 1949 record album THE JAZZ SCENE (Mercury Records, Limited to 5000 copies) and shot by noted Photographer and Filmmaker Gjon Mili (Jammin' The Blues). Printed black & white photo off-set lithograph, 12" x 13.25", upper white margin with binding holes as issued (the Jazz Scene album was made in a notebook style binding allowing the owner to move or rearrange the records, artwork, photos and text.) ALSO INCLUDED are FOUR ADDITIONAL RARE PHOTOGRAPHS (unsigned) from the Jazz Scene Album and shot by Gjon Mili: LESTER YOUNG, RED CALLENDER'S hand on his double bass, and two photographs of CHARLIE PARKER. The Five Photographs are all in VERY GOOD CONDITION: some light wear, a touch of age toning, otherwise solid and bright, and Oscar Pettiford's original signature is bold and bright.

OSCAR PETTIFORD (1922-1960) legendary American Jazz Bassist, Cellist and Composer was only 37 years old when he died. Pettiford remains a unique and eminent figure whose musical influence resonates even more today. Born on a reservation in Oklahoma to a Choctaw mother and African American Cherokee father, he came of age during the bebop era becoming a leading innovator of the newly emergent avant-garde jazz scene.

Gjon Mili (1904-1984) Important Jazz Photographer and Filmmaker whose work changed the history of jazz on film.

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