Autobiography & Biography
    Book Name+   Price 
 Ray Charles: Man And Music By Michael Lydon   $22.00 
Riverside Books, New York, 1998, First Printing with complete number line. The definitive biography of the"genius of soul" who over fifty years created a unique blend of jazz, blues, r&b, and country music and forged one of the great careers in...  read more...
 Really The Blues By Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe  [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1946, Stated First Printing. A clarinetist of modest ability, hipster, dope dealer to the stars of jazz, spinner of tall tales, 'White Negro' - Mezz beyond all of this, in his colourful, hell raising memoir, was an eye...  read more...
 Recollections: Essays, Drawings, Miscellania By Marion Brown [SIGNED]   $300.00 
Juergen A. Schmitt Publications, Frankfurt Germany, First Edition. Number 442 of a limited signed edition of 1000 copies, flat SIGNED on the limitation page by Marion Brown and SIGNED and inscribed again below, to the renowned African American...  read more...
 Remembering Bix: A Memoir Of The Jazz Age By Ralph Berton   $32.00 
Harper & Row, New York, 1974, First Edition, First Printing. Berton knew, played with, and idolized Bix as an young man, so this is as much a personal memoir as it is a biography of the iconic Jazz Age cornetist. In brown cloth boards with bright...  read more...
 Remembering Bix: A Memoir Of The Jazz Age By Ralph Berton  [SIGNED]   $125.00 
Harper & Row, New York, 1974, First Edition, First Printing. Boldly, SIGNED, inscribed and dated at ffep, "For x, from Ralph Berton, April 3, 1975, (Carnegie Hall)". Berton knew, played with, and idolized Bix as an young man, so this is more a...  read more...
 Reminiscing With Sissle And Blake By Robert Kimball & William Bolcom [SIGNED]   $225.00 
Viking Press, New York, 1973, First Edition. Boldly inscribed, dated and SIGNED by Eubie Blake at the half title page. In this colourful memoir, Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake recount their extraordinary fifty seven years of collaboration in the...  read more...
 Reminiscing With Sissle And Blake By Robert Kimball & William Bolcom [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Viking, New York, 1973 First Edition. SIGNED, dated in year of publication and memorably inscribed at the half title page; " To Dr. George Liberman, Thank you for keeping me alive for 28 years, frommmm, Eubie Blake, May 8th 1973". The good doctor...  read more...
 Ride Red Ride: The LIfe Of Henry 'Red' Allen By John Chilton  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   $80.00 
Cassell, London, 1999, First UK Edition. Inscribed and SIGNED at the title page by the author. Fine in black cloth in a like dust jacket. The first comprehensive biography of the great New Orleans jazz trumpeter by his friend and fellow trumpeter....  read more...
 Roy Eldridge: Little Jazz Giant By John Chilton   $35.00 
Continuum, London, New York, 2002, First Edition, First Printing. The first comprehnsive biography of the great jazzman, by fellow trumpeter and celebrated English jazz historian, John Chilton, who has written several other admirable, exhaustively...  read more...
 Rythm Oil: A Journey Through The Music Of The American South by Stanley Booth [SIGNED By Author]  [SOLD]   
Pantheon, New York, 1991, Stated First US Edition, boldly SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the half title page, “for Walter, if you ever been down, you know just how I feel- Best Wishes, SB 4-10-92, On a sunny day in Atlanta GA”; from the...  read more...
 Rythm Oil: A Journey Throught The Music Of The American South By Stanley Booth  [SIGNED]   $75.00 
Jonathan Cape, London, 1991, Stated First UK Edition, SIGNED by the author on the ffep. By the author of the highly regarded insider biography, The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones, a collection of Booth's journalism celebrating the blues, r &...  read more...
 Satchmo By Gary Giddins   $78.50 
Doubleday, A Dophin Book, New York, Dec. 1988, Stated First Edition. Concise biography of the great trumpeter by one of the best of jazz writers. Handsome book, richly illustrated with coloured and b&w photographs. Fine in navy cloth boards,,...  read more...
 Satchmo By Gary Giddins   $95.00 
Doubleday, Dolphin Book, New York, 1988, Stated First Edition, from the library of the late Benny Carter one of the preeminent saxophonists, composers and arrangers in the history of jazz. Inscribed on the ffep, "To Benny Carter Dec. 5, 1988, a gift...  read more...
 Satchmo: My Life In New Orleans By Louis Armstrong  [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1954, Stated First Edition, Third Printing, published less than three months after the first printing. Boldly inscribed and SIGNED in blue ink to previous owner at the half title page, "To X from Satchmo Louis Armstrong"....  read more...
 Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins, Photographs by John Abbot, Text by Bob Blumenthal, SIGNED By Sonny Rollins, John Abbot and Bob Blumenthal [SOLD]   
Abrams, New York, 2010, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, stated at the colophon. SIGNED, in year of publication, by Sonny Rollins, Bob Blumenthal and John Abbot, to the title page. A lavish photo celebration of the great...  read more...
 Scott Joplin: The Man Who Made Ragtime By James Haskins   $20.00 
Doubleday, New York, 1978, Stated First Edition. An accessible account of the great ragtime composer's life, one of the first biographies to appear after the revival of interest in Joplin in the early 70's when his music was featured in the...  read more...
 Second Chorus By Humphrey Lyttelton  [SIGNED]   $85.00 
MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1958, First Edition, First Printing with no other printings indicated. Boldly SIGNED and inscribed, "Sincerely - Humphrey Lyttelton" at the ffep. The second volume of Humph's warm and witty memoirs, written at a time when he...  read more...
 Shall We Play That One Together: The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland By Paul de Barros  [SIGNED]   $90.00 
St. Martin's Press, New York, 2012, First Printing, with complete number line, SIGNED by the author at the title page; kindly signed by the author for JazzFirst Books at our special request, for a catalogue of significant contemporary jazz...  read more...
 Shelly Manne: Sounds Of The Different Drummer By Jack Brand & Bill Korst  [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Limited Edition, this being #783 of 1000 copies, SIGNED by the authors on the title page. Graphically elegant, the definitive study of the great jazz drummer, a comprehensive biography, discography and filmography, lavishly illustrated with...  read more...
 Sidney Bechet: The Wizard Of Jazz By John Chilton   $32.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1987, First American Edition, First Printing. Exhaustively researched, the first comprehensive biography of the great clarinetist and saxaphonist. Hard cover, near fine+, with slight edge wear to spine ends and...  read more...
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