Mezz Mezzrow Signed Note, December 17, 1959

Item #018198

a 9 1/2" x 5 1/2" note signed by Mezz Mezzrow "For the Hotel la Royale where we had a wonderful time in the past (1953), sincerely, Mel Mezz Mezzrow. Legendary for his obesseion with the black experience and the blues along with supplying large quantitites of marijuana to his friends, he was a good jazz musician but financed the important recording sessions for Sidney Bechet and managed Louis Armstrong. He started his own record label, King Jazz Records featuring himself, Bechet and he also playe on six recordings with Fats Waller. His life was roughly divided between France and Harlem with his autobiography Really the Blues telling the big story.

Price: $75.00

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