Autobiography & Biography
    Book Name+   Price 
 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 [SOLD]   
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...
 I Paid My Dues: Good Times... No Bread By Babs Gonzales  [SOLD]   
Expubidence, East Orange, NJ, 1967, First Edition published only in wraps. First of two memoirs, (the second entitled, Movin' On Down De Line appeared in 1975), self-published by the jazz singer and pioneer of vocalese who wrote the Bop anthem...  read more...
 I Say Me For A Parable: The Oral Autobiography Of Mance Liscomb As Told To and Compiled By Glen Alyn [SOLD]   
Norton, New York, 1993, Stated First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Very scarce, first printing of the great Texas bluesman's oral autobiography. Fine in brown quarter cloth over tan paper boards, spine ends are slightly...  read more...
 If You Know Of A Better Life! By Bud Freeman [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Bashall Eaves, Dublin, [1976], First Edition. SIGNED and inscribed to the verso of the front wrap, "To my dear friends Rudi and Hildegarde from Bud"; acquired from the estate of jazz discographer and collector Rudi Dorn. This is the second of two...  read more...
 Jade Visions: The Life And Music Of Scott LaFaro By Helene LaFaro-Fernandez [SOLD]   
University Of North Texas Press, Denton, Texas, 2009, Second Printing. The first comprehensive biography of LaFaro, written by his sister, introduction by Gene Lees, forward by the great Canadian bassist Don Thompson, discography by Chuck Ralston,...  read more...
 Jazz Band: My Life In Jazz By Max Kaminsky   $16.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1981, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing, republication of the hard cover edition of 1963. The wonderful swing trumpeter's colourful account of his life on the road in the formative years of jazz. In bright...  read more...
 Jazz In The Bittersweet Blues Of Life By Wynton Marsalis & Carl Vigelan   $18.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 2001, Stated First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A chronicle of life on the road with the Marsalis Septet in its last extended tour. Hard cover is fine, in fine, unclipped, dust jacket, light shelf wear....  read more...
 Jazz Lives: Portraits In Words & Pictures By Michael Ullman [SIGNED]   $45.00 
New Republic Books, Washington, D.C., 1980, First Printing, Review Copy with publisher's blurb laid in; SIGNED in year of publication by the author at the title page. Ullman, a jazz critic for The New Republic, has compiled valuable in- depth...  read more...
 Jazz Man's Journey: A Biography Of Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. By D. Antoinette Handy   $15.00 
Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 1999, First Edition, First Printing. Concise biography of the eminent New Orleans pianist, educator and of course patriarch of the famous Marsalis family, with b&w photos and extensive interviews with family...  read more...
 Jazz People By Valerie Wilmer   $20.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1977, republication of the 1970 Edition, trade paperback. Fourteen interviews and musicians' profiles with author's accomplished b&w photographs. Very good+ in pictorial wraps, previous owner's inscription and small price...  read more...
 Jazz Voices By Kitty Grimes   $38.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1983, First Edition, First Printing, no further printings indicated. A wide ranging and eclectic pastiche of interviews with many jazz, pop and blues singers by journalist and jazz singer Kitty Grimes. In black cloth boards,...  read more...
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