Autobiography & Biography
    Book Name+   Price 
 Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins   $24.00 
Atheneum, New York, 1983, Stated First Edition. A colourful, exuberant memoir of the legendary Bricktop (aka Ada Smith), singer, talent scout, intimate of the rich and infamous, proprietor of the most famous club in Paris during the 20's and 30's;...  read more...
 Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Presentation copy, boldly SIGNED by the author to the ffep "Joe, With love, Bricky". A colouful, exuberant memoir by the legendary Bricktop (aka Ada Smith), singer, talent scout, intimate of the rich and infamous, proprietor of the most famous...  read more...
 Bright Moments: The Life & Legacy Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk By John Kruth   $40.00 
Welcome Rain Publishers, New York, 2000, Stated First Edition. This is the first biography of the extraordinary multi-instrumentalist , an appropriately colourful account which makes good use of three years of in-depth interviews with Rahsaan’s...  read more...
 Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Tap Dancing Of The Nicholas Brothers By Constance Valis Hill   $28.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2000, First Printing with complete number line. A vivid portrait of the lives and careers of Fayard and Harold Nicholas, two of the greatest jazz dancers of the twentieth century, which draws on extensive...  read more...
 Buck Clayton's Jazz World By Buck Clayton Assisted By Nancy Miller Elliott  [SIGNED]   $215.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1987, First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by Buck Clayton at the title page, "To my man Jimmie, With admiration, Buck". Also SIGNED, dated and inscribed,at the Contents page, "To Jimmy,...  read more...
 Buck Clayton's Jazz World By Buck Clayton With Nancy Miller Elliott  [SIGNED]   $285.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1987, First U.S. Edition, First Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by Buck Clayton to the previous owner at the title page and additionally SIGNED and inscribed at the rear blank page by the members of the acclaimed...  read more...
 Call Him George By Jay Allison Stuart   $55.00 
Peter Davies, London, 1961, True First Edition, First Printing. Stuart is the pseudonym for Dorothy Tait who was George Lewis' longtime manager; she assembled the memoir from notes taken over years on the road with the great New Orleans clarinetist...  read more...
 Call Him George By Jay Allison Stuart [Dorothy Tait]   $62.00 
Peter Davies, London, 1961, First Edition, First Printing. Stuart is the pseudonym for Dorothy Tait who was George Lewis' longtime manager; her biography is assembled from notes taken over years on the road with the great New Orleans clarinetist and...  read more...
 Call Him George By Jay Allison Stuart [Dorothy Tait]   $95.00 
Peter Davies, London, 1961, First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED and inscribed at the ffep, "With my very best wishes, Dorothy Tait (Jay Allison Stuart)". Stuart is the pseudonym for Dorothy Tait who was George Lewis' longtime manager; her...  read more...
 Carmen McRae: Miss Jazz By Leslie Gourse [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Presentation copy, SIGNED and inscribed at the verso of the ffep, ""For Jack Rael- Many thanks for all your help-Leslie Gourse". Rael was Carmen McRae's long-time manager and was interviewed extensively by the author for this biography. The first...  read more...
 Castles Made Of Sand: The Story Of Gil Evans By Larry Hicock   $30.00 
Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002, First Printing with complete number line. Long overdue, the first comprehesive biography of the great jazz composer, arranger and band leader. In a career spanning nearly six decades, seemingly "immune to the...  read more...
 Castles Made Of Sand: The Story Of Gil Evans By Larry Hicock  [SOLD]   
Da Capo Press, New York, May 2002, Stated Uncorrected Page Proofs, First Edition, First Printing. The first comprehensive study devoted to the great arranger and composer's life and work. Winner of the Ascap Deems Taylor Award in 2003. Near fine in...  read more...
 Celebrating Bird: The Triumph Of Charlie Parker By Gary Giddins  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Beech Tree Books, Morrow, New York, 1987, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, dated and inscribed, by the author on the half title page, "For X, with thanks for help, in research and, keeping an archive, for everyone, Gary Giddins,...  read more...
 Charley Patton By John Fahey [SOLD]   
Studio Vista, London, 1970, First Hardcover Edition; biography and comprehensive musical analysis of the seminal Delta bluesman, a landmark in blues studies; the author, John Fahey, was an innovative, influential and highly eclectic acoustic...  read more...
 Chasin' The Train: The Music & Mystique Of John Coltrane By J.C. Thomas  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1975, Stated First Edition. The first comprehensive biography of the great saxophonist, which relies heavily on interviews with his boyhood friends, fellow musicians and spirtual mentors; with b & w photographs and...  read more...
 Chet Baker: His Life And Music By J. De Valk   $23.00 
Berkeley Hills Books, Berkeley CA, 2000, First English Language Edition, First Printing. Originally published in Dutch in 1989, the first comprehensive account of Baker's life and career to appear in English, preceding James Gavin's better known...  read more...
 Coltrane, A Biography By C.O. Simpkins   $40.00 
Herndon Press, New York, 1975, Stated Second Printing, trade paper back. A comprehesive biography of Coltrane's life, music and spiritual journey. Very good, in pictorial wraps, spine is creased, light edge wear, bottom fore corner of front wrap is...  read more...
 Count Basie And His Orchestra: Its Music And Musicians By Raymond Horricks   $48.00 
Victor Gollancz, London, 1957, First Edition, First Printing, with no further printings indicated. The first comprehensive biography of the Count by an esteemed British jazz writer, with a discography by Alun Morgan. In red cloth boards, top fore...  read more...
 Count Basie And His Orchestra: Its Music And Musicians By Raymond Horricks   $48.00 
Gollanz, London, 1957, First Edition, First Printing. The first comprehensive biography of the Count by an esteemed British jazz writer with vintage b&w photos and discography by Alun Morgan. In red cloth boards, slight fading and compression to...  read more...
 Cousin Joe: Blues From New Orleans By Pleasant "Cousin Joe" Joseph & Harriet J. Ottenheimer   $30.00 
The University Of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 1987, First Printing with complete number line. A vivid, anecdotal oral history, compiled from fifteen years of taped interviews by co-author Ottenheimer with the veteran bluesman. He recounts his...  read more...
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