Autobiography & Biography
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 First Lady Of Song By Geoffrey Mark Fidelman [SIGNED]   $35.00 
Birch Lane Press, New York, 1994, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the half title page. This biography of the great jazz singer provides a year by year account of her career beginning with her debut at...  read more...
 From Birdland To Broadway: Scenes From A Jazz Life By Bill Crow   $15.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. Veteran jazz bassist Crow is a talented writer and this warm, engaging memoir is a follow-up to his book Jazz Anecdotes which was judged best book of the year in 1991...  read more...
 From Birdland To Broadway: Scenes From A Jazz Life By Bill Crow  [SIGNED]   $50.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author "To X ,with best wishes, Bill Crow, 12-8-92" on dedication page. Veteran bassist Crow is a talented writer and this warm, engaging...  read more...
 George Lewis: A Jazzman From New Orleans By Tom Bethell  [SOLD]   
University Of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1977, First Edition, First Printing, Advance Reading Copy, with publisher's review copy card laid in. A comprehensive biography of the New Orleans clarinetist which also provides valuable historical...  read more...
 Gil Evans By Raymond Horricks   $18.50 
Hippocrene Books, New York, 1984, First Edition. This short monograph in the Jazz Masters series was the first single book devoted to the great jazz orchestrator; with b&w illustrations and a selected discography by Tony Middleton. Hard cover, fine,...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray   $12.00 
Donald Fine, Primus, New York, 1985, First Printing, with complete number line, First Thus, first trade paper edition of the Random House first edition published in 1984. Wonderful memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz,...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray   $60.00 
Random House, New York, 1985, First Edition, Stated Advance Uncorrected Proof. Warm, vivid memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz, edited by the great jazz writer, Albert Murray. In original yellow printed wraps, lightly...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography Of Count Basie By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray  [SIGNED By 13 Members Of The Count Basie Orchestra] [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1985, Stated First Edition. SIGNED and inscribed by 13 members of the Count Basie Orchestra, on the recto and verso of the ffep. SIGNED and inscribed by tenor saxophonist, arranger and composer and new leader of the...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography Of Count Basie By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray  [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1985, Stated First Edition. SIGNED and inscribed at the half title page by the author, Albert Murray. This wonderful memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz, was published posthumously, shortly after...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues:The Autobiography Of Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray  [SIGNED]   $135.00 
Random House, New York, 1985, Stated First Edition, SIGNED at the half title page by the author, Albert Murray. This wonderful memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz, was published posthumously, shortly after Basie's death...  read more...
 Good Vibes: A life In Jazz By Terry Gibbs With Cary Ginell   $35.00 
Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2003, First Edition, presumed First Printing, with no other printings indicated. Colourful, anecdotal account of the acclaimed vibraphonist and orchestra leader's long and distiguished career in jazz. No. 44 in the...  read more...
 Got To Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen Of Gospel By Jules Schwerin   $24.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. Schwerin wrote and directed an acclaimed documentary film on the great gospel singer and also produced her Grammy Award winning recording of 1976. The author...  read more...
 Grant Green: Rediscovering The Forgotten Genius Of Jazz Guitar By Sharony Andrews Green  [SOLD]   
Miller Freeman Books, San Francisco, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, dated in year of publication and inscribed at the ffep by the author, "To Nelson George,...another one for our music and our people, with admiration,...  read more...
 Grant Green: Rediscovering The Forgotten Genius Of Jazz Guitar BY Sharony Andrews Green [SIGNED]   $55.00 
Miller Freeman Books, San Francisco, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and dated in year of publication by the author with Miami Book Fair Autographed Copy sticker to front panel. The first comprehensive biography of the great...  read more...
 Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir 1934-1969, By Timmie Rosenkrantz, Adapted, Edited and Translated By Fradley Garner  [SIGNED]   $175.00 
Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2012, First Edition. Warmly SIGNED, and inscribed by the editor and translator at the verso of pp VI, and additionally SIGNED and inscribed by Rosenkrantz's niece, who has written a touching and humorous epilogue...  read more...
 High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm:The Life And Music Of Valaida Snow By Mark Miller  [SIGNED]   $42.00 
Mercury Press, Toronto, 2007, True First Edition, published only in paper back. SIGNED by the author at the title page. Probably Canada's finest jazz critic and historian, Miller tends to seek out corners of jazz history passed over by other...  read more...
 High Times Hard Times By Anita O'Day With George Eells, SIGNED By Anita O'Day   $500.00 
Putnam, New York, 1981, First Edition, First Printing. Boldly SIGNED and inscribed on the ffep, in black ink, “Love Love, Anita O’Day". The harrowing memoir of the great jazz singer, who by 1941 at just twenty two years of age, had achieved fame as ...  read more...
 Hot Man: The Life Of Art Hodes By Art Hodes & Chadwick Hansen   $28.50 
University Of Ilinois Press, Urbana & Chicago, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. A lively oral history of the Chicago pianist's life in jazz from the 1920's - 50's, with connective passages and commentary by Chadwick Hansen and...  read more...
 I Guess I'll Get The Papers And Go Home By Doc Cheatham Edited By Alyn Shipton  [SOLD]   
Cassell & Co., London, 1995, First Edition, First printing, SIGNED, inscribed and dated, on the ffep, "To X, we hope you will enjoy this book, Doc Cheatham, 1996". Memoir of one of the great lead trumpeters of his era, long time member of the Cab...  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...
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