‘Ella Fitzgerald remained the local favourite but Oscar Peterson has now been accorded a niche alongside her.’ – Billboard review of the Copenhagen concert.
This was the second JATP tour of Europe and Norman Granz promoted his own shows in Germany and Switzerland, which increased the money he made, but it also meant he took the risk. JATP grossed $100,000 in thirty-one cities and fifty concerts. However the tour was not without its problems. After the Malmö concert at the end of February, bad weather forced the cancellation of the party’s flight and they had to take a bus and ferry. It was noticeable that after this experience, Scandinavian dates were set later in the year to avoid the worst of the winter weather.
Included in the thirty-one cities were Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Uppsala, Malmö, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Frankfurt, Rome, Paris and London.