Autobiography & Biography
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 'Round About Midnight: A Portrait Of Miles Davis By Eric Nisenson   $12.00 
Dial Press, New York, 1982, Stated First Printing, trade paperback. The author's original biography of Miles, later updated, revised and expanded in 1996. Near fine, small price label residue to interior of rear wrap, spine ends lightly worn,...  read more...
 A Jazz Odyssey: The Life Of Oscar Peterson By Oscar Peterson, SIGNED BY Oscar Peterson [SOLD]   
Continuum, New York & London, 2002, First Edition, boldly SIGNED on the ffep by the great jazz pianist. Fifteen years in the writing, Peterson’s wide–ranging memoir of his extraordinary six decades in jazz, includes an account of his early days...  read more...
 A Lester Young Reader Edited By Lewis Porter   $35.00 
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1991, First Printing with complete number line. Edited by jazz scholar and Young biographer, Lewis Porter, this is an excellent compilation of biographical and critical essays on the great tenor...  read more...
 Adventures of a Ballad Hunter by John A. Lomax   $75.00 
Macmillan, New York, Stated First Printing, 1947. Colourful autobiography of the eminent folklorist and musicologist, published less than a year before his death. Very good+ in red cloth with guitar devise to top cover, chapter header illustrations...  read more...
 All This And 10% (Ten Percent) By Jim Godbolt   $25.00 
Robert Hale, London, 1976, First Edition. A witty memoir of Godbolt’s thirty years as a band agent and promoter, from the British dance bands of the thirties, through the New Orleans Revival, Trad and the rise of Rock n ‘Roll;an insider’s look at...  read more...
 American Musicians: 56 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett   $30.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1986, First Edition, 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....  read more...
 American Singers: 27 Portraits In Song By Whitney Balliett   $62.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1988, First Printing with complete number line. The companion volume to the author's, American Musicians, revised and significantly expanded from the original edition, contains all of the great jazz writer's...  read more...
 Artie Shaw:A Musical Biography & Discography By Vladimir Simosko   $70.00 
Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2000, First Edition with no further printings indicated. An exhaustive bio-discography of the great clarinetist and band leader which focuses primarily on the period from 1924, the beginning of Shaw's career, until...  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...
 Barney, Bradley, And Max: 16 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett   $22.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, First Printing with complete number line. This essay collection by the late, great jazz writer for The New Yorker, is intended to supplement Balliett's acclaimed, American Musicians, offering 16 additional...  read more...
 Bass Line: The Stories And Photographs Of Milt Hinton By Milt Hinton & David Berger  [SIGNED]   $450.00 
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1988, First Edition. SIGNED, dated, and warmly inscribed by jazz bassist, Milt Hinton at the ffep, to the renowned jazz writer Nat Hentoff, in year of publication: "To Nat Hentoff, 'Now You Hear Me Talking'...  read more...
 Baton Rouge Blues: A Guide To The Baton Rouge Bluesmen & Their Music, By Jimmy Beyer, SIGNED By Lazy Lester & Henry Gray  [ON HOLD]   $95.00 
The Arts & Humanities Council of Greater Baton Rouge, First Printing, 1980; twice SIGNED BY bluesmen, Lazy Lester and Henry Gray, boldly to the front wrap and again to their respective chapter headings. Short biographies and discographies of...  read more...
 Beneath The Under Dog: His World As Composed By Mingus By Charles Mingus Edited By Nel King [SOLD]   
Knopf, New York, 1971, Stated First Edition. Written over a twenty year period, edited from a original manuscript of a thousand pages, this is an extraordinary and harrowing self-portrait of the great jazz bassist and composer. One of the most...  read more...
 Beneath The Underdog: His World As Composed By Mingus, by Charles Mingus, Edited By Nel King [SIGNED by Charles Mingus]  [SOLD]   
Knopf, New York, 1971, Stated First Edition, SIGNED by Charles Mingus to the dedication page. It is entirely fitting that the great bassist and composer signed to the dedication page where he thanks his editor, Nel King, and publisher, Regina Ryan,...  read more...
 Beneath The Underdog:His World As Composed By Mingus By Charles Mingus Edited By Nel King   $80.00 
Alfred Knopf, New York, 1971, Stated First Edition, First Printing. Written over a twenty year period, edited from a original manuscript of a thousand pages, an extraordinary and harrowing self-portrait of the great jazz bassist and composer....  read more...
 Benny Goodman And The Swing Era By James Lincoln Collier   $22.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, First Printing with complete number line. An informed biography of the great clarinetist which also skillfully recreates the popular music world of the 20's and 30's in which Goodman came to fame. In green...  read more...
 Benny King Of Swing By Benny Goodman With An Introduction By Stanley Baron   $15.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1979, First Edition. Lavishly illustrated with b&w photos from Goodman's archives, with a lengthy biographical introduction by Stanley Baron. Hard cover, near fine, slight dent to front of text block, otherwise, tight,...  read more...
 Bessie Smith By Jackie Kay   $15.00 
Absolute Press, Bath, England, 1997, First Edition. Mixing fact and fiction, this is a concise highly personalized profile of the great blues singer by British poet Jackie Kay, who has also written a sequence of poems about Smith. Part of the...  read more...
 Beyond Category The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington By John Edward Hasse   $35.00 
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Authoritative, comprehensive biography by an award-winning jazz writer. Hard cover is fine, tight, bright, clean with very mild bumping to bottom fore edge...  read more...
 Beyond Category The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington By John Edward Hasse  [SIGNED]   $80.00 
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at first page with the publisher's logo. Authoritative, comprehensive biography of the great jazz composer, pianist and band leader by an award-winning...  read more...
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