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 A Handbook Of Jazz By Barry Ulanov  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Viking Press, New York, 1957, First Edition, First Printing, review copy with publisher's slip laid in, dated, October 28 1957. SIGNED, in black ink at the half title page by trumpeter Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians in jazz history....  read more...
 A Short History Of Jazz By Bob Yurochko   $18.50 
Nelson-Hall, Chicago, 1993, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, trade paperback, review copy with publisher's card laid in, a concise introduction to jazz intended for students new to the music. In his introduction Wynton...  read more...
 American Musicians 56 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett   $30.00 
Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1986, First Printing with complete number line. Collection of memorable jazz profiles and portraits written over a twenty four year period by the late, great jazz critic for The New Yorker magazine. Hard...  read more...
 An Autobiography Of Black Jazz By Dempsey J. Travis [SIGNED]   $60.00 
Urban Research Institute, Chicago, 1983, Stated First Edition. SIGNED by the author at the title page. Additionally SIGNED and inscribed by the great saxophonist Bud Freeman at the chapter heading in which he is interviewed. From the estate of jazz...  read more...
 As Serious As Your Life: The Story Of The New Jazz  By Valerie Wilmer  [SOLD]   
Lawrence Hill, Westport, Connecticut, August 1981, Stated First U.S. Edition, Second Printing, trade paperback. Biographical portraits of the great musicians of the 60's and 70's with an interesting section on the role of women in jazz and the...  read more...
 Authentic Blues - Its History & Themes By Robert Springer [SOLD]   
Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY/ Lampeter, Wales, 1995, First Edition, First Printing, in hardcover, no dust jacket as issued. First English language edition, originally published in French as, Le Blues Authentique (1985), based on Springer's...  read more...
 Big Band Jazz By Albert McCarthy   $15.00 
Peerage Books, London, 1983, republication of the 1974 First Edition. Arguably the definitive history of big band jazz. Hard cover, previous owner's inscription to half title page, would be about fine if not for highlighting of text pages towards...  read more...
 Big Road Blues: Tradition & Creativity In The Folk Blues By David Evans  [SIGNED By Author] [SOLD]   
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1982, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED and inscribed on the title page, "For Walter Glenn, with best wishes, from David Evans, Memphis 7/6/91, thanks for your interest in my work"; from the...  read more...
 Black American Music: Past And Present By Hildred Roach   $10.00 
Crescendo Publishing Company, Boston, 1976, Revised Edition, trade paperback, revised from the 1973 original publication. An historical and analytical overview of black music in America, moving chronologically from the folk music and spirituals of...  read more...
 Black And Blue: The Life And Lyrics Of Andy Razaf By Barry Singer   $26.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1992, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A perceptive account of the rise of a distinctive African-American theatre as viewed through the life and work of Andy Razaf, one of the greatest lyricists in the...  read more...
 Black Nationalism And The Revolution In Music By Frank Kofsky   $30.00 
Pathfinder Press, New York, 1970, Stated First Printing, trade paperback. A study of jazz's evolution as an essential part of the social and cultural revolution which gave rise to black nationalism in the U.S., after the Second World War. Very good...  read more...
 Black Nationalism And The Revolution In Music By Frank Kofsky   $20.00 
Pathfinder Press, New York, 1979, later printing, trade paperback. A study of jazz's evolution as an essential part of the social and cultural revolution which gave rise to black nationalism in the U.S., after the Second World War. Very good+, in...  read more...
 Black Pearls: Blues Queens Of The 1920s By Daphne Duval Harrisson [SOLD]   $30.00 
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick & London, 1988, Stated Second printing. A comprehensive and valuable social and musical history of the predominent role that female black blues singers played in shaping the musical heritage and culture of the...  read more...
 Black Talk By Ben Sidran   $10.75 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1981, republication of original 1971 Edition, First Thus, trade paperback. Sidran contends that out of a gradual evolving oral continuum, "the music of Black America created a radical alternative to the values of Western...  read more...
 Black Whites & Blues By Tony Russell   $40.00 
Stein & Day, New York, 1970, First Hardcover Edition; an historical account of the interaction of black and white musical forms and traditions over two centuries, and how black and white artists have enriched each other's music from the minstrel...  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 From The Delta By William Ferris   $38.00 
Anchor Press, Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1978, First US Edition. Quarter black cloth over red boards, touch of edge wear, foot of spine is pushed, previous owner book stamp to front pastedown and content page, else, tight, clean, very...  read more...
 Blues From The Delta By William Ferris   $28.00 
Studio Vista, London, 1970, correct First Paperback Edition. In original pictorial wraps, rubbing to spine folds, ink marks to sub-title page, mild crease to bottom front corner of rear wrap, else, very good+, text pages are clean and unmarked. An...  read more...
 Boogie, Pete & The Senator: Canadian Musicians In Jazz, The Eighties By Mark Miller   $20.00 
Nightwood Editions, Blewointmentpress, Toronto, 1987, First Edition, First Printing, trade paperback. A celebration of the Canadian jazz scene in the 80's, forty portraits of Canada's best musicians by Canada's finest jazz writer, with b&w...  read more...
 Bourbon Street Black: The New Orleans Black Jazzman By Jack V. Buerkle & Danny Barker   $35.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1974, Stated Second Printing. A valuable, social and oral history of black musicians in New Orleans during the early decades of jazz. Hard cover, about fine, text block and page edges tanned, otherwise, tight,...  read more...
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