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SHELLY MANNE & RUSS FREEMAN! 1950s Vintage Signed MCA Promo 8x10 Photo! (SOLD!!)

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Signed by one of modern jazz and bebop's great drummer's Shelly Manne. Also signed by Manne's longtime bandmate, pianist Russ Freeman, who also played on many legendary sessions with the likes of Chet Baker, Art Pepper and Maynard Ferguson among others. Freeman has signed in a dark area - you will have to clidk on the above image for a closup to see it. It is quite clear in person.

And yes, that is a blurry Russ Freeman hunched over a piano in the background!

Manne has written; "To Tommy and Katherine/ Good Luck/ Shelly Manne". Freeman has written "To Tom and Kathy/ Best of Luck/ Russ Freeman".

The condition of this photo is fair to poor, each corner has been torn off and there is general creases and wear as well as a tear which can be seen at Manne's shoulder. BUT the image and signatures still look great! (Click on the above image for a closeup)

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