Criticism
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 All What Jazz: A Record Diary 1961-68 By Philip Larkin   $120.00 
Faber & Faber, London, 1971, First Edition, First Printing, with no further printings indicated. First collection of the great contemporary English poet's jazz writings, witty, informed, astute and, granted his firmly entrenched traditional 'hot...  read more...
 American Musicians Two: Seventy-One Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett   $35.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1996, First Thus, First Printing with complete number line. From the library of the eminent jazz writer Nat Hentoff, publisher’s slip with his address is laid in. With sixteen additional essays, this is a revised...  read more...
 Avant Garde Jazz Musicians: Performing 'Out There' By David G. Such   $42.00 
University Of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1993, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A scholarly examination of the avant garde, combining musical and cultural analysis in an interdisciplinary approach to the work of the most...  read more...
 Barney, Bradley, And Max  16 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett   $26.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. This essay collection is intended as a supplement to Balliett's acclaimed, American Musicians, offering 16 additional musicians' profiles many of...  read more...
 Bebop And Nothingness: Jazz And Pop At The End Of The Century By Francis Davis   $23.50 
Schirmer, New York, 1996, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing with complete number line. An examination of jazz at the end of the 20th Century with an emphasis on jazz musicians who work at the margins beyond the mainstream. Fine, in...  read more...
 Bebop And Nothingness: Jazz And Pop At The End Of The Century By Francis Davis   $38.00 
Schirmer Books, New York, 1996, First Printing with complete number line. Third collection of critical essays and musicians' portraits by the provocative, insightful and witty jazz critic for The Atlantic and The Village Voice. An examination of...  read more...
 Black Music By Leroi Jones   $18.00 
William Morrow, New York, Stated Third Printing, May 1970, trade paper back edition. The successor to the author's Blues People, this is a collection of short musicians' profiles, essays, reviews and liner notes by the influential African American...  read more...
 Blowin' Hot And Cool: Jazz And Its Critics By John Gennari   $34.00 
The University Of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 2006, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. An excellent comprehensive intellectual history of jazz, focusing on the important jazz critics of the past seventy five years and how...  read more...
 Blues Up And Down: Jazz In Our Time By Tom Piazza  [SIGNED]   $42.00 
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1997, First Printing with complete number line. Flat SIGNED by the author on the title page. Piazza, a highly respected jazz and blues journalist, critic and novelist, ventures into the 'Is Jazz Dead' debate in this...  read more...
 Coltrane: The Story Of A Sound By Ben Ratliff [SIGNED]   $90.00 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2007, First Edition with complete number line, SIGNED at the title page by the author. This copy was kindly signed by the author for JazzFirst Books at our special request, for a catalogue of significant...  read more...
 Concerning Jazz Edited by Sinclair Traill   $48.00 
Faber & Faber, London, 1957, First Edition, First Printing with no further printings indicated. Quite early collection of jazz essays primarily by British and European writers, including Stanley Dance and Hugues Panassie, valuable for the articles...  read more...
 Eddie Condon's Treasury Of Jazz Edited by Eddie Condon & Richard Gehman  [SIGNED]   $395.00 
Dial Press, New York, 1954, First Edition, First Printing with no further printings indicated. SIGNED and inscribed at the ffep by Eddie Condon and Dick Gehman, "Ralph - Here's some of our local fog, Eddie [and] Dick". A characteristic Condon...  read more...
 Future Jazz By Howard Mandel  [SIGNED]   $60.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the title page. An interesting collection of jazz portraits and interviews with musicians, composers and music business...  read more...
 I Know What I Know: The Music Of Charles Mingus By Todd S. Jenkins   $60.00 
Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, 2006, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. The first comprehensive study in English devoted specifically to Mingus's music, a broad overview of the great bassist and composer's significant...  read more...
 Improvising: Sixteen Musicians And Their Art By Whitney Balliett   $52.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1977, First Edition, First Printing, review copy with publisher's card laid in. An investigation of jazz improvisation, with sixteen jazz greats musing on the mystery in their own words, by one of the most...  read more...
 In The Moment: Jazz In the 1980's By Francis Davis   $35.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1996, Stated First Da Capo Press Edition, First Thus, reprint of the 1986 edition published by the Oxford University Press. An insightful collection of reviews and profiles, originally published in various journals and...  read more...
 Jazz Changes By Martin Williams   $45.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1992, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, advance reading copy with publisher's card dated Jan. 9 1991, laid in. Distinguished jazz critic's third volume of musicians' portraits, interviews,...  read more...
 Jazz Cultures By David Ake   $20.00 
University Of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2002, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line, trade paperback. Insightful jazz criticism and cutural history by a professional musician and composer. Fine, tight, clean, unmarked. J609
 Jazz Heritage By Martin Williams   $32.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1985, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, advance review copy with publisher's card laid in. A companion volume to his classic study The Jazz Tradition by one of jazz's most distinguished...  read more...
 Jazz In American Culture By Peter Townsend   $38.00 
University Press Of Mississippi, Jackson, 2000, First edition. A cogent and thoughtful critical and cultural history in which the author maintains that jazz "is one of the great musical cultures of the world" and that it has had a pervasive and...  read more...
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