Miami: (1955). Printed handbill, 5-1/2 X 10 in., printed on one side only; original admission ticket, approx. 1-1/2 X 4-1/4 in, perforated; with vintage newspaper clippings. Handbill folded and a bit marked; very good. Item #206097
Vintage promotional material and a review of this 1955 night of traditional Jazz at Miami's Dade County Auditorium. "Preacher" Rollo Laylan was a local fixture known for his mercurial and difficult personality, and his history as a hard-swinging drummer in the mold of Gene Krupa. Condon, then at the height of his domination of New York's 52nd Street came to Miami at Laylan's urging. His band comprised genuine all-stars of the old-time tradition, including Pee Wee Russell, George Wettling, "Wild" Bill Davison, and Walter Page.