Literature
    Book Name-   Price 
 Why New Orleans Matters By Tom Piazza   $10.00 
Regan Books Harper Collins, New York, 2005, later printing. Novelist, music writer and New Orleans resident, Piazza's touching and finely written memoir is an homage to the city's extraordinary culture, its rich, sometimes dark and difficult history...  read more...
 Uncommon People:Resistance, Rebellion, and Jazz By Eric Hobsbawm   $22.00 
The New Press, New York, 1998, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A collection of essays by the great British Marxist historian, who under the nom de plume Francis Newton, wrote insightful jazz criticism for the New...  read more...
 The Sound Of The Trumpet By Bill Moody  [SIGNED]   $25.00 
Walker & Co., New York, 1997, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED by the author at the title page. Fine in black cloth, in a like, unclipped dust jacket, in mylar sleeve. This is the third in a mystery series by jazz drummer Bill Moody,...  read more...
 The Sound By Ross Russell   $68.00 
Dutton, New York, 1961, Stated First Edition, First Printing, Advance Reading Copy, with publisher's card laid in, which states "with the compliments of the author". Russell's flamboyant novel closely mirrors the tumultuous life of Charlie Parker;...  read more...
 The Seven League Boots By Albert Murray   $20.00 
Pantheon, New York, 1995, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Celebrated African American jazz critic, essayist, biographer and novelist's last book in a trilogy of novels which began with Train Whistle Guitar and The Spyglass...  read more...
 The Rainbow Sign: A Southern Documentary by Alan Lomax  [ON HOLD]   $95.00 
Duell, Sloan & Pierce, New York, Stated First Edition, 1959. Two novella length stories by the eminent folklorist and musicologist which are adapted and reworked from his extensive field recordings in the American South.Very good++ in original...  read more...
 The Horn By John Clellon Holmes  [ON HOLD]   $165.00 
Random House, New York, 1958, Stated First Printing. Holmes was celebrated for his book 'Go', the first to portray his friends Kerouac, Ginsberg and other literary contemporaries who were to become famous as the voice of The Beat Generation. The...  read more...
 The Field God And In Abraham's Bosom By  Paul Green [SOLD]   
Robert McBride & Co, New York, First Edition, 1927. In quarter black cloth over brightly decorated paper boards, pasted printed labels to spine and front board, decorative red top stain, page edges are lightly toned, tiny bookseller\'s label at...  read more...
 The Disharmonic Misadventures Of David Stein By Jonathan L. Segal  [SIGNED]   $25.00 
Segal, New York, 2011, First Edition SIGNED and dated by the author to the verso of the front wrap. In pictorial wraps, touch of shelf wear to foot of spine, else, fine, tight, unmarked. This first novel by jazz pianist and composer Jonathan Segal...  read more...
 Paris Without Regret: James Baldwin, Kenny Clarke, Chester Himes & Donald Byrd By Ursula Broschke Davis   $55.00 
University Of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1986, First Edition, First Printing. Advance review copy with publisher's card laid in. A sensitive examination of Afro-American self-exile in Paris, as viewed through the experience of four gifted black...  read more...
 Paris Blues By Harold Flender [SIGNED]   $345.00 
Ballantine Books, New York, 1957, First Edition with no further printings indicated; SIGNED and inscribed in French to the ffep. The authorís first book, a jazz novel set in Paris which follows the lives of two young expatriate jazz musicians and...  read more...
 Nighthawk Blues By Peter Guralnick [SOLD]   
Seaview Books, New York, 1980, Stated First Edition. In tan boards, quarter bound in blue cloth, light shelf wear to top edge, else fine, clean, unmarked, in a like dust jacket, unclipped, tiny mark to bottom edge of bottom cover, now in mylar...  read more...
 New World Symphonies: How American Culture Changed European Music By Jack Sullivan   $20.00 
Yale University Press, New Haven & London,1999, First Printing with complete number line. In green boards, small smudge to top edge, previous owner's name to ffep, spine is leaning very slightly, p.o. has noted composer names at the margins of three...  read more...
 My Cold War By Tom Piazza   $38.00 
Regan Books, Harper Collins, New York, 2003, First Edition, First Printing, Stated Advance Reader's Edition, with publisher's letter laid in. Well known for his writing on jazz and blues, this is the author's first novel, winner of the Faulkner...  read more...
 Musings: The Musical Worlds Of Gunther Schuller A Collection Of His Writings By Gunther Schuller   $30.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1986, First Printing with complete number line. Published on the occasion of Schuller's 60th birthday, a wide ranging collection of essays which reflect the extraordinarily diverse interests and talents of this...  read more...
 Jazz Parody: An Anthology Of Jazz Fiction Edited By Chas. Harvey SIGNED  [SOLD]   
Spearman & The American Jazz Society, London, 1948, First Edition. No publication date to copyright page, but presumably 1948 as per the introduction. SIGNED and inscribed in black ink to ffep, "Good luck, Duke Ellington". A short collection of jazz...  read more...
 I Love You, I Hate You, Drop Dead!: Variations On A Theme By Artie Shaw  [SIGNED]   $315.00 
Fleet, New York, 1965, Stated First Printing. Boldly SIGNED and dated "Artie Shaw, 3/28/90" at the ffep. Three novellas by the great clarinetist and band leader examine the perils of married life, an area of life with which he was very familiar....  read more...
 From Blues To Bop: Jazz Fiction By James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Jack Kerouac, Eudora Welty & Others Edited By Richard N. Albert  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Louisania State University Press, Baton Rouge & London, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. Twice SIGNED by the editor, at the title page and again at the ffep with a warm inscription in the year of publication. A jazz fiction anthology...  read more...
 For Jazz: 21 Sonnets By Peter McSloy  [SIGNED]   $85.00 
Hit & Run Press, Lafayette, California, 1994, Stated First Edition, inscribed, dated and SIGNED by author on the half title page, "To X / with thanks for your hospitality/ Peter McSloy/ Kerry, 1996". Colophon states that the book "was printed in an...  read more...
 Dath Of A Tenor Man By Bill Moody  [SIGNED]   $25.00 
Walker & Co, New York, 1995, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at the title page. The second in a mystery series by jazz drummer Bill Moody, which features jazz pianist and sleuth, Evan Horne, who is called upon to solve...  read more...
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