Sax ads [1] - It's Bueschers...for Count Basie

This post opens a series of musical instruments ads published in different periodicals through the decades. Let's start with jazz nobility...

Music And Rhythm (October 1941)

2 comentarios:

  1. Those are wonderfully stirring ads, although my cynical self wonders if the musicians depicted as praising their instruments actually ever played them -- by choice -- or if they said, "Sure, I'd like new trumpets for free whenever I wear one out! Who wouldn't!" But it's lovely to see pictures of players one usually sees only as part of the band, almost buried. Thanks for the hot archaeology! Cheers, Michael Steinman

  2. Thanks for the commment, Michael. As you point out, whether the advertising musicians really played those instruments or not, I love to see these ads.