Fatty George: Authentic, real photo, double signed at front and back side. ( At the back he wrote: “ Next time I will do quicker. Best greetings, Fatty ).
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 4 x 6 inches. Fine condition. Scarce.
Fatty George was born as Franz Pressler in Wien / Austria. At the end of W.W.II. he started out playing in clubs for an audience of both American and Russian soldiers, playing mostly popular swing.
A clarinettist, Fatty George originally modelled himself after Benny Goodman but subsequently became a bebop player under the banner of Charlie Parker.
He is the founder of important Jazz Clubs in Germany and Austria (Fatty's Jazz Casino in Innsbruck intheearly 1950s, Fatty's Saloon in Vienna in 1958 ).
His Fatty George Jazzband performed throughout the European continent at both clubs and festivals and released a series of albums under his own name, including Two Sides of Fatty George and Fatty's Saloon.
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