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 Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz In Los  Angeles Edited By Clora Bryant, Buddy Collette, Steven Isoardi,Jack Kelson And Others  [SIGNED]   $120.00 
SIGNED and inscribed in year of publication on the ffep by editor Clora Bryant. Bryant was a pioneer woman jazz trumpeter who is likely the only female jazz musician to have ever played with Charlie Parker. Also SIGNED by veteran bassist, David...  read more...
 Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz In Los Angeles Edited By Clora Bryant, Buddy Collette, Steven Isoardi And Others   $30.00 
University Of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1998, First Printing with complete number line. A valuable oral history of the Central Avenue area which from the 20's to the early 50's was the economic, social and, above all, musical center...  read more...
 Chicago Breakdown By Mike Rowe   $85.00 
Drake, Chicago, 1975, First U.S. Edition. A comprehensive history of Chicago Blues, it remains an important reference on the subject. In black boards, small stain to bottom front edge of text block, else near fine, tight, unmarked in a like,...  read more...
 Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History By William Howland Kenney   $40.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1993, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Well researched, wide ranging study of the development of the Chicago jazz scene in the 1920's. Red quarter cloth over green boards, fine, tight,...  read more...
 Classic Jazz: A Personal View Of The Music & The Musicians By Floyd Levin   $25.00 
University Of California Press, Berkley, 2000, First Printing with complete number line. A collection of articles written by the veteran jazz journalist over a fifty year period which often draws on the author's personal associations with many of...  read more...
 Clawing At the Limits Of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, And the Greatest Jazz Colloboration Ever By Farah Jasmine Griffin & Salim Washington   $25.00 
St. Martin's Press, New York, 2008, First Printing with complete number line. A musical analysis of the creative collaboration between two giants of jazz, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, which also skillfully explores the historical context in which...  read more...
 Dan Bied's Jazz Memories By Dan Bied  [SIGNED]   $30.00 
Craftsman Press, Burlington, Iowa, 1994. SIGNED and inscribed by the author to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman at the half title page. Presumed review coy with publisher's slip laid in, stating that the book was published in an edition...  read more...
 Dan Bied's Jazz Reader By Dan Bied  [SIGNED]   $30.00 
Craftsman Press, Burlington, Iowa, First Edition. SIGNED by the author at the ffep, presumed review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A companion volume to the author's Jazz Memories, includes reviews, reminiscences and interviews with the greats...  read more...
 Dancing To A Black Man's Tune: A Life Of Scott Joplin By Susan Curtis   $40.00 
University Of Missouri Press, Columbia & London, 1994, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, review copy with publisher's card laid in. An interpretive biography of the African American ragtime composer whose life and musical...  read more...
 Deep Blues By Robert Palmer  [ON HOLD]   
Viking Press, New York, 1981, First Edition. A classic study of the evolution of the Delta Blues, belongs in every library of blues books. Quarter white cloth over blue boards, touch of shelf wear, spine ends slightly compressed. else about fine,...  read more...
 Dizzy Gillespie: The Bebop Years 1937-1952 By Ken Vail   $65.00 
Vail Publishing, Cambridge, 2000, First Edition, First Printing, large format paperback, predates the Scarecrow Press edition by three years, signed and inscribed on the title page by the author. First in a series of delightful "Jazz Itineraries" by...  read more...
 Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat Of Jazz, The Bebop Years By Burt Korall   $52.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive history of the great drummers of the Bebop Era, a companion volume to Korall's earlier publication, an admirable history of the significant jazz...  read more...
 Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat Of Jazz, The Bebop Years By Burt Korall   $55.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive history of the great drummers of the Bebop Era, a companion volume to Korall's earlier publication, an admirable history of the significant jazz...  read more...
 Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat Of Jazz, The Swing Years By Burt Korall   $80.00 
Schirmer Books, New York, 1990, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A comprehensive history of the great drummers who helped to shape the exciting music of jazz's Swing Era. Korall has also written a highly regarded second...  read more...
 Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat Of Jazz, The Swing Years By Burt Korall   $22.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1990, Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive history of the great drummers who helped to shape the exciting music of jazz's Swing Era. Korall has also written a highly...  read more...
 Encylopedia Of The Blues By Gerard Herzhaft, Translated By Brigitte Debord [SOLD]   
The University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1992, First US Edition, Third Printing, trade paperback. Comprehensive, alphabetical study of blues styles and artists, includes a bibliography, b&w photographs and a discography with a representative...  read more...
 Eugene Bullard: Black Expatriate In Jazz-Age Paris By Craig Lloyd   $23.00 
University Of Georgia Press, Athens & London, 2006, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, first thus reprint of the 2000 hard cover edition with new author's preface. Biography of the first African American...  read more...
 Extensions Of The Blues By Mary Ellison   $25.00 
John Calder/Riverrun Press, London & New York, 1989, First Edition. A cultural history which examines the influence of the blues, not only on other musical forms, but on poetry, literature and the arts. Foot of spine is slightly pushed, else about...  read more...
 From The Bayou: The Story of Goldband Records  by Mike Leadbitter and Eddie Shuler[SOLD]   
Blues Unlimited Publication, P. E. Press, Aylesbury, UK, 1969, First Edition. In wraps, one in a series of booklets published by the UK blues magazine, Blues Unlimited. From The Bayou traces the history of Lake Charles Louisiana's Goldband Records,...  read more...
 Giants Of Jazz By Studs Terkel   $38.00 
Thomas Crowell, New York, 1957, True First Edition, later printing. Terkel's first book, b&w illustrations by Robert Galster, a chronological history with discography, written in a casual, anecdotal style, covering the great figures of jazz from...  read more...
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