Autobiography & Biography
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 Louis Armstrong in His Own Words: Selected Writings  By Louis Armstrong   $45.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1999, First Edition, First Printing, ARC, stated advance, uncorrected reading copy, with the small book plate of jazz and cabaret singer Ruth Olay to inside of front wrap. A collection of early letters,...  read more...
 Louis Armstrong: An American Genius By James Lincoln Collier   $15.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1983, Second Printing. Probably the first comprehensive biography of the great trumpeter by a noted, often controversial, jazz historian. In quarter black cloth over tan boards, tick mark to top corner of title...  read more...
 Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story 1900- 1971 By Max Jones and John Chilton   $20.00 
Little Brown, Boston & Toronto, 1971, Stated First American Edition. Armstrong's authorized biography by two respected British jazz writers, which draws on extensive interviews with the great trumpeter. Illustrated with 250 b&w photos. Fine, in...  read more...
 Lullaby Of Birdland: The Autobiography Of George Shearing By George Shearing with Alyn Shipton   $20.00 
Continuum, New York & London, 2004, First Edition. Autobiography of the celebrated jazz pianist, composer, and band leader who after enjoying early success in his native England, emigrated to the US in 1947 where he became a household name, still a...  read more...
 Ma Rainey And The Classic Blues Singers By Derrick Stewart-Baxter   $25.00 
Stein & Day, New York, 1970, First Paperback Edition. In original pictorial wraps, rubbing to spine ends and spine fold, light crease to front wrap, touch of edge wear, previous owner signature to half-title, else very good+. A critical history and...  read more...
 Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This: My Life In The Jazz World By Val Wilmer  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
SIGNED, dated and inscribed at the ffep, by the author to the esteemed jazz commentators, authors, and producers, Stanley and Helen Dance, whose book this was. An intimate memoir by the gifted jazz photographer, journalist and historian who became...  read more...
 Marshal Royal: Jazz Survivor By Marshall Royal With Claire Gordon  [SIGNED]   $70.00 
Cassell & Company, London & New York, 1996, First edition, First Printing. SIGNED, dated and inscribed at the title page by co-author Claire Gordon, to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman. Memoir of a founding member of Lionel Hampton's...  read more...
 Marshall Royal: Jazz Survivor By Marshall Royal With Claire Gordon   $40.00 
Cassell & Co., London, 1996, First UK Edition, First printing. Memoir of a founding member of Lionel Hampton's Orchestra, a sideman with luminaries like Armstrong and Waller, alto saxophonist Royal was probably best known for his peerless section...  read more...
 Max Morath:The Road To Ragtime By Max Morath With Ralph Schoenstein  [SIGNED]   $25.00 
Donning, Virginia Beach, VA, 1999, First Edition. SIGNED by the author at the half title page. A photo-memoir of the ragtime pianist, singer, humourist, and actor's fifty years in the music business. Fine in blue cloth in an unclipped dust jacket,...  read more...
 Mellymobile By George Melly   $28.00 
Robson Books, London, 1982, First Edition, First Printing. Life on the road with the irrrepressible, British blues singer, journalist, humourist and trout fisherman, drawn from his column 'Mellymobile' written for Punch from 1970-1981 with charming...  read more...
 Miles And Me By Quincy Troupe  [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
University Of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2000, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, in year of publication, with a lengthy inscription by the author at the title page. In this short memoir, Troupe, a prominent...  read more...
 Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations Of Miles Davis, 1967-1991  By Paul Tingen  [SOLD]   
Billboard Books, New York, 2001, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. The first comprehensive analysis of Davis's controversial electric period of 1967-91 by jazz guitarist and author Tingen. Well researched with over fifty...  read more...
 Miles Davis And Dave Liebman: Jazz Connections By Larry Fisher  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter, 1996, First Edition, presumed First Printing, with no other printings indicated. Boldly SIGNED and inscribed at the the ffep by the acclaimed jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman. In navy cloth boards,...  read more...
 Miles Davis: A Critical Biography By Ian Carr   $15.00 
Paladin, Grenada, London, 1984, republication of 1982 Edition, trade paperback. One of the best of Davis' biographers, Carr later revamped and enlarged this book after Miles' death, retitled Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography, it ran to almost...  read more...
 Miles Davis: A Musical Biography By Bill Cole   $28.00 
Morrow, Quill Paperbacks, 1974, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line, trade paperback. A close analysis of Davis' playing with thirteen transcriptions of his solos, and a complete list of recording sessions, chronologically...  read more...
 Miles Davis: A Musical Biography By Bill Cole  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   $78.00 
Morrow, New York, 1974, First printing with complete number line. Boldly inscribed, dated and SIGNED by the author in black marker at the ffep. Musicologist Cole provides strong musical analysis of Davis' playing with thirteen transcriptions of his...  read more...
 Miles Davis: The Early Years By Bill Cole   $22.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1994, Stated First Da Capo Edition, reprint of the 1974 edition published by William Morrow as Miles Davis: A Musical Biography. A close analysis of Miles' music from his first meeting with Charlie Parker up to his electric...  read more...
 Miles: The Autobiography By Miles Davis With Quincy Troupe [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989, First Printing with complete number line, boldly SIGNED by co-author Quincy Troupe at the title page. Troupe, a prominent African-American poet, journalist and academic, was instrumental in bring the controversial...  read more...
 Miles: The Autobiography By Miles Davis With Quincy Troupe, SIGNED By Quincy Troupe  [SOLD]   
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED by Quincy Troupe at the title page. A very uncommon signed copy of the great trumpeter's harrowing, candid and profane autobiography. Miles' "co-writer" Quincy...  read more...
 Miles: The Definitive Biography By Ian Carr   $25.00 
Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, 1999, First Thus, First Paperback Edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Carr is one of the best of Davis' biographers and after the great trumpeter's death, he revised and expanded this edition which...  read more...
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