Criticism
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 Mississippi Blues: Forme Und Texte Von Robert Johnson By Werner Gissing  [SOLD]   
Akademische Druc, U. Verlagsanstalt, Graz, Austria, 1986, First Edition, First Printing, in yellow and white printed wraps with dust jacket, as issued. In the original German, one in a series of jazz and blues monographs, includes a concise...  read more...
 The Art Of Jazz: Essays On The Nature And Development Of Jazz Edited By Martin Williams  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Oxford University Press, New York, 1959, First Edition. SIGNED and inscribed at the ffep, "For my friend, Jim, among other things in appreciation for a crazy index, Martin". A selection of critical essays from the 1920's -50's by a number of...  read more...
 The Voice Of The Delta: Charley Patton And The Mississippi Blues Traditions, Influences And Comparisons. An International Symposium Edited By Robert Sacre [SOLD]   
Presses Universitaires Liege, Belgium, 1987, printed only in wraps, this is the First Printing of the Second Edition, with erratum page tipped in at the first blank as called for, and a comprehensive index not included in the first edition. Equally...  read more...
 The B.B. King Companion: Five Decades Of Commentary Edited By Richard Kostelanetz   $12.00 
Omnibus Press, Schirmer Books, New York, 1997, First Trade Paperback. One in the estimable Schirmer 'Companion' series, a compilation of the best articles, interviews, critical reviews, written over a nearly fifty year span, on the great blues...  read more...
 Jazzmen Edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. & Charles Edward Smith   $15.00 
Harcourt, Brace, Harvest Book, New York, publication date not stated but likely late 50's, with cover illustration by Jules Maidoff, reprint, trade paperback. First published in 1939, a now classic collection of essays by the most influential jazz...  read more...
 The Richard Rogers Reader Edited by George Martin   $15.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, First Edition, First Printing. A comprehensive collection of biographical and critical writings on the great American composer whose songs are a staple of the jazz repertoire. Hard cover, fine, tight, clean,...  read more...
 Black Music By Leroi Jones   $18.00 
William Morrow, New York, Stated Third Printing, May 1970, trade paper back edition. The successor to the author's Blues People, this is a collection of short musicians' profiles, essays, reviews and liner notes by the influential African American...  read more...
 New York Notes: a Journal Of Jazz In The Seventies By Whitney Balliett   $18.00 
Da Capo, New York, 1977, Stated First Printing, trade paperback. Essays on the New York jazz scene from 1972-5 by the dean of American jazz writers. In bright pictorial wraps, small price label to front wrap, rubbed at spine, page edges very lightly...  read more...
 The Jazz Makers Edited by Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff   $18.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1979, First Da Capo Press Paperback Edition, republication of the original 1957 edition. Twenty one profiles of jazz greats by prominent jazz writers of the 50's. Very good in pictorial wraps, spine is leaning slightly and...  read more...
 The John Coltrane Companion: Fifty Years Of Commentary Edited BY Carl Woideck   $18.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1998, First Paperback Edition. Spanning fifty years, a collection of critical essays on the great saxophonist, as well as interviews, nightclub, concert and recording reviews and articles on his recording career. Pictorial...  read more...
 Rhythm -A- Ning: Jazz Traditions & Innovations In The 80's By Gary Giddins   $18.50 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1985, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A fine and wide ranging collection of essays by one of "the most imposing figure(s) in jazz writing". Hard cover, previous owner's inscription to front...  read more...
 Jazz Cultures By David Ake   $20.00 
University Of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2002, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line, trade paperback. Insightful jazz criticism and cutural history by a professional musician and composer. Fine, tight, clean, unmarked. J609
 Riding On  a Blue Note: Jazz And American Pop By Gary Giddins   $20.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1981, First Edition, First Printing. First book by one of the preeminent writers in jazz, a collection of essays drawn mainly from his writings for the Village Voice from 1973 - 80. Hard cover, previous owner's...  read more...
 Bebop And Nothingness: Jazz And Pop At The End Of The Century By Francis Davis   $23.50 
Schirmer, New York, 1996, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing with complete number line. An examination of jazz at the end of the 20th Century with an emphasis on jazz musicians who work at the margins beyond the mainstream. Fine, in...  read more...
 New Perspectives On Jazz Edited By David N. Baker   $25.00 
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, London, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. Eleven wide ranging essays by some of the most influential and authoritative jazz writers, including Gary Giddins, Martin Williams, Stanley Crouch and...  read more...
 Riding On A Blue Note: Jazz & American Pop By Gary Giddins   $25.00 
Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 1981, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A collection of essays and reviews from the 1970's by one of the finest of jazz writers. Very good+, in bright, slightly...  read more...
 Weather Bird  Jazz At The Dawn Of Its Second Century By Gary Giddins   $25.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 2004, First Printing with complete number line. A companion volume to Giddins' acclaimed critical history, Visions of Jazz, this is a collection of more than 140 essays, reviews and articles written over a...  read more...
 Barney, Bradley, And Max  16 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett   $26.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. This essay collection is intended as a supplement to Balliett's acclaimed, American Musicians, offering 16 additional musicians' profiles many of...  read more...
 Jazz In Search Of Itself By Larry Kart   $30.00 
Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2004, First Printing with complete number line. The first anthology by a noted jazz writer and book editor, astute and well written analysis of more than seventy major figures, as well as significant...  read more...
 Jazz Panorama & Jazz: Evolution and Essence By Martin Williams & Andre Hodeir   $30.00 
Collier Books & Grove Press, Black Cat Books, New York, 1964 & 1961. Previous owner has had two separate first edition trade paper backs by Williams and Hodeir case bound in textured black paper half boards, leather spine with decorated raised...  read more...
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