OSCAR PETTIFORD, BILLY STRAYHORN, DUKE ELLINGTON and LLOYD TROTMAN (1952) Photo$750.00
[New York: Mercer Records, 1952]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white print still photo, with descriptive text on back and the stamp of photographer “POPSIE” (under stamp of a photo agency). Minor creasing at edges, near fine.
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn played piano to Oscar Pettiford, here in one of the early examples of cello in jazz. Lloyd Trotman was on bass for this historic session.