Criticism
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 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 Masters In Transition, 1957-69 By Martin Williams   $68.00 
Macmillan, New York, 1970, Stated First Printing, fifth volume in the acclaimed Macmillan Jazz Masters Series. In black cloth boards, with small book plate of boogie woogie pianist Ben Conroy to front pastedown, page edges are toned, slight...  read more...
 Jazz Masters Of New Orleans By Martin Williams   $50.00 
Macmillan, New York, 1967, Stated First Printing, volume four in the acclaimed Macmillan Jazz Masters Series. In green cloth boards, with small book plate of esteemed jazz writer Stanley Dance to ffep, near fine, top fore corners are gently bumped,...  read more...
 Jazz Matters: Reflections On The Music & Some  Of Its Makers By Doug Ramsey  [SIGNED]   $65.00 
The University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1989, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, inscribed and dated in year of publication by the author to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman. Collection of critical essays,...  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...
 Jazz Panorma: From The Pages Of the Jazz Review Edited By Martin Williams   $50.00 
Crowell-Collier Press, New York, 1962, First Edition, First Printing, review copy with publisher's card and author's photo laid in. A collection of articles, record reviews and interviews from The Jazz Revue magazine, which in its short three years...  read more...
 Jazz: Its Evolution And Essence By Andre Hodeir, Translated By Warren D. Noakes   $32.00 
Grove Press, New York, 1956, First American Edition. First published in France in 1954, upon its release in English Hodeirís book was hailed by Downbeat magazine as "the best analytical book on jazz ever written". A composer, musician and...  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...
 Living With Jazz:  A Reader By Dan Morgenstern   $35.00 
Pantheon Books, New York, 2004, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A wonderful collection of essays, spanning more than forty years, by one of jazz's most insightful and generous writers. Hard cover is fine with very slight...  read more...
 Living With Jazz: A Reader By Dan Morgenstern   $30.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2004, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A wonderful collection of essays, spanning more than forty years, by one of jazz's most insightful and generous writers. Hard cover, small remainder...  read more...
 Miles Davis Companion: Four Decades Of Commentary Edited By Gary Carner   $30.00 
Omnibus Press, London, New York, 1996, First Trade Paperback Edition. Comprehensive collection of essays, profiles, original reviews and liner notes which span Miles' long and illustrious career. In bright, mildly rubbed, pictorial wraps, spine ends...  read more...
 Miles Davis: A Musical Biography By Bill Cole   $40.00 
Morrow, New York, 1974, First Printing with complete number line. Musicologist Cole provides strong musical analysis of Davis' playing with thirteen transcriptions of his solos, and a complete list of recording sessions, chronologically arranged....  read more...
 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...
 Music: Black White & Blue By Ortiz M. Walton   $58.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1972, First Edition, First printing with no further printings indicated. Subtitled, A Sociological Survey Of the Use And Misuse Of Afro-American Music, classically trained bassist Ortez, "takes into account the social and...  read more...
 Natural Selection By Gary Giddins   $60.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, August 2006, First Edition, First Printing, Stated, Uncorrected Advance Reading Copy. Giddins is one of jazz's most distinguished writers, this collection brings together his critical essays on film, books, comedy...  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...
 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...
 Night Creature: A Journal Of Jazz, 1975-1980 By Whitney Balliett   $64.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1981, First printing with complete number line. The tenth book by one of the finest of all jazz writers, a continuation of his New York Notes, this is a collection of musicians' profiles, reviews of New York...  read more...
 Night Creature: A Journal Of Jazz, 1975-1980 By Whitney Balliett [SIGNED]   $345.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1981, First Printing with complete number line. Warmly inscribed, SIGNED and dated in year of publication, at the ffep, For X and Y, without whose roof... Whitney Balliett, Weeset Point 1981". The tenth book by one...  read more...
 Outcats: Jazz Composers, Instrumentalists & Singers By Francis Davis   $72.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at the half title page. This is the second collection of critical essays and musicians' portraits by the provocative, insightful and witty jazz...  read more...
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