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    Book Name-   Price 
 Why Jazz Happened By Marc Myers [SIGNED By Author]   $85.00 
University of California Press, Berkley, 2013, First Printing, with complete number line, SIGNED by the author on the title page. This copy was kindly signed by the author for JazzFirst Books at our special request, for our collection of significant...  read more...
 What To Listen For In Jazz By Barry Kerfeld   $40.00 
Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1995, First Printing with complete number line. An astute analysis of jazz organized around twenty one seminal jazz recordings with more than one hundred notated musical examples which are keyed to a...  read more...
 What Jazz Is All About By Lillian Erlich   $40.00 
Julian Messner, New York, 1962, First Edition, First printing, with no further printings indicated. Concise, uncommon jazz history. In grey cloth boards, small damp stain to bottom of front board and text block, foot of spine gently bumped,...  read more...
 West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz In California 1945-1960 BY Ted Gioia   $38.00 
Probably the definitive history of West Coast Jazz, by a distinguished jazz and blues writer and historian, whose History Of Jazz is generally considered to be one of the best introductions to the subject. Quarter purple cloth over yellow boards,,...  read more...
 Voices Of The Jazz Age: Profiles Of Eight Vintage Jazzmen By Chip Deffaa   $72.00 
University Of Illinois Press, Urbana & Chicago, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. Inscribed, SIGNED and dated in year of publication by the author at the ffep. Review copy with publisher's release letter laid in. Histories of early...  read more...
 Visions Of Jazz By Gary Giddins   $38.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1998, First Edition, later printing. An extraordinary critical history of jazz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1998. Hardcover very good +, bottom of front board is bumped, otherwise...  read more...
 This Is Ragtime By Terry Waldo   $34.50 
Hawthorn, New York, 1976, First Printing. A comprehensive history of ragtime by music scholar and contemporary rag composer Waldo, who was a protegé of Eubie Blake. Quarter bound in white cloth over grey paper boards, small book store label to front...  read more...
 The World Of Earl Hines By Stanley Dance   $20.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1983, large trade paper back reprint of the 1977 Scribner's publication. Aural history and biography of the great jazz pianist. Very good in pictorial wraps, light shelf and edge wear, small damp stain at top edge of front...  read more...
 The World Of Count Basie By Stanley Dance   $18.50 
Charles Scribner & Sons, New York, 1980, First Paperback Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Wonderful oral history recounted by the musicians and singers who inhabited Basie's world. In bright pictorial wraps, lightly rubbed, slight...  read more...
 The Swing Era: The Development Of Jazz 1930-1945  By Gunther Schuller   $58.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, London, 1989, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. The second volume of composer and music scholar Schuller's monumental jazz history. Quarter bound in blue cloth over black boards, previous...  read more...
 The Song Is Ended: Songwriters & American Music 1900-1950 By William Hyland   $22.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1995, First Printing with complete number line. A scholarly and comprensive history of the golden age of American popular music, which concentrates on the lives and work of five of its most important and...  read more...
 The Roots Of Texas Music Edited By Lawrence Clayton & Joe W. Specht   $22.00 
Texas A & M University Press, College Station, TX, 2003, First Edition. An interesting collection of essays which bring fresh perspective to the common wisdom about Texas musical traditions with essays on the musical contributions of Texas Germans,...  read more...
 The Real Jazz By Hugues Panassie  [SOLD]   
Smith & Durrell, New York, 1943, Stated Second Printing, August, 1943. SIGNED in black ink at the half title page by the iconic jazz singer, Billie Holiday. We have it from the previous owner that the book was acquired from the estate of the great...  read more...
 The Real Jazz By Hugues Panassie   $45.00 
Smith & Durrell, New York, 1942, First Edition, First Printing with no further printings indicated. The American Edition is the true first edition translated from Panassie's original manuscript by Anne Sorelle Williams. In pictorial black cloth,...  read more...
 The New Jazz Book By Joachim Berendt   $14.00 
Hill and Wang, New York, 1966, Stated Fourth Printing, trade paper back. Dividing the history of jazz into decades, Berendt traces its evolution from ragtime to fusion. Very good in pictorial wraps, top fore corner of front wrap lightly creased,...  read more...
 The Making Of Jazz By James Lincoln Collier   $12.00 
Dell, Delta Book, New York, 1978, First Edition, Second Printing of the trade paperback edition. One of the standard histories of jazz by the respected writer, composer and arranger. In slightly rubbed wraps, small scuff mark to top of front wrap,...  read more...
 The Jazz Text By Charles Nanry with Edward Berger   $18.00 
Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York,1979, First Printing with complete number line. Intended as an introductory study for the newcomer to jazz, the authors present the music in a social and cultural frame work. Hard cover, previous owner's inscription...  read more...
 The Jazz State Of Indiana By Duncan Schiedt  [SIGNED]   $110.00 
Pittsboro, Indiana, 1977, First Edition, Errata Page is not present, Presumed First Printing, oversized trade paperback, never issued in hard cover. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author, on the title page, "to x, with best wishes, Duncan Schiedt, July...  read more...
 The Jazz Scene By W. Royal Stokes   $8.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1991, First Printing with complete number line, trade paperback. Concise and vivid oral jazz history. In pictorial wraps, front wrap is mildly rubbed with two slight creases and bump to front bottom corner....  read more...
 The Jazz Revolution By Kathy J. Ogren   $17.50 
Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 1992, Stated First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing with complete number line. An astute social history of jazz and its emergence in the 1920's as a cultural force, winner of the the ASCAP-Deems...  read more...
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