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    Book Name+   Price 
 Jazz Piano: A Jazz History By Billy Taylor   $50.00 
Wm. C. Brown, Dubuque, Iowa, 1983, First Trade Paperback Edition. Pianist, composer, Taylor's chronological history of jazz piano, adapted from his National Public Radio program, Taylor Made Piano. Very good+, in pictorial wraps, small price label...  read more...
 Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices From Bessie Smith To Bebop and Beyond By Will Friedwald   $28.00 
Scribner's, New York, 1990, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive, learned, provocative and entertaining history of jazz singing, which in the words of jazz critic, Gary Giddins, "tracks...a Byzantine tradition...  read more...
 Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices From Bessie Smith To Bebop And Beyond By Will Friedwald   $28.00 
Scribners, New York, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive, learned, provocative and entertaining history of jazz singing which in the words of jazz critic, Gary Giddins, "tracks...a Byzantine tradition from Armstrong to...  read more...
 Jazz West Coast By Robert Gordon   $32.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1986, First Printing. This was the first comprehensive history of the the Los Angeles jazz scene of the 1950's, a much needed corrective to the notion that all West Coast jazz musicians were adherents of the 'cool' school and...  read more...
 Jazz: A History By Frank Tirro   $24.00 
W.W. Norton, New York, London, 1993, Second Edition, later printing, trade paper back, revised from original publication in 1977. One of the standard introductory jazz textbooks. Pictorial wraps, lightly rubbed, fore corners of wraps and text block...  read more...
 Jazz: A History Of The New York Scene By Samuel Charters & Leonard Kunstadt  [ON HOLD]   
Doubleday, New York, 1962, Stated First Edition. Renowned blues and jazz historian, Sam Charters, made extensive use of original source material compiled by jazz researcher Leonard Kunstadt in this classic jazz history of New York from the turn of...  read more...
 Jazz: A People's Music By Sidney Finkelstein  [SOLD]   
Citadel Press, New York, 1948, First Printing. SIGNED and inscribed at the 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 tenor saxophonist, Stan Getz....  read more...
 Jazz: A People's Music By Sidney Finklestein  [ON HOLD]   $32.50 
The Citadel Press, New York, 1948, First Edition, First Printing. Important early jazz history, illustrated by Jules Halfant. In black cloth boards, spine ends and extremities bumped, end papers lightly foxed, otherwise very good+, tight, clean,...  read more...
 Jazz: New Perspectives On The History Of Jazz By Twelve Of The World's Foremost Jazz Critics & Scholars, Edited By Nat Hentoff & Albert McCarthy   $35.00 
Rinehart, New York, 1959, First Printing with Rinehart "R" to the copyright page. A significant collection of fourteen historical essays, with discography, by twelve leading jazz and blues writers and scholars of the era, including: Paul Oliver,...  read more...
 Jazz: The First Century Edited By John Edward Hasse  [SIGNED]   $125.00 
Morrow, New York, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and warmly inscribed by the editor at the title page to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman, "For Arthur Newman - With appreciation for all you do for the music. Best...  read more...
 Jazzmen By Frederic Ramsay, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith.   $48.00 
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1957 Stated First UK Edition. First published in the US (1939) (the introduction to this edition by Gerald Lascelles inexplicably cites 1946 as the first year of the US publication), Jazz Men was arguably the first...  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...
 Jazzmen Edited By Frederic Ramsey, Jr. & Charles Edward Smith, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong  [SOLD]   
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1939, Stated First Edition. Boldly SIGNED and inscribed on the half title page in his characteristic green ink by Louis Armstrong, with a previous owner gift inscription in year of publication to the inscribee on the ffep....  read more...
 Jelly Roll, Bix, And Hoagy: Gennett Studios And The Birth Of Recorded Jazz By Rick Kennedy   $40.00 
Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 1994, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Detailed history of Gennett Studios, the small, pioneering, independent recording studio in Richmond Indiana which produced some of...  read more...
 Jookin': The Rise Of Social Dance Formulations In African American Culture By Katrina Hazzard- Gordon   $25.00 
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1993, First Edition, First Printing. The first historical examination of the development of social dance in African-American culture, focusing on ten dance arenas from the period of enslavement to the the...  read more...
 Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime To Bebop - A History By Frank Driggs &  Chuck Haddix   $32.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2005, First Printing with complete number line. Perhaps the best, full-length history of jazz in Kansas City, one of the great spawning grounds for the music, co-authored by jazz scholar and collector Driggs, also...  read more...
 Land Of The Blues 1959, [Voyage Au Pays Du Blues] By Jacques Demetre & Marcel Chauvard  [SOLD]   
Clarb Soul Bag, Levallois Perret, France, 1994, First Edition, First Printing in book form. The material in Land Of The Blues appeared 35 years before publication of this book in a series of highly influential essays commissioned by the French...  read more...
 Living Country Blues By Harry Oster [SOLD]   
Minerva Press, New York, 1975, presumed First Paperback Edition. Well researched work on contemporary country blues, includes the lyrics to over 200 blues songs. Pictorial wraps, lightly rubbed and creased, light edge wear, else very good+, tight,...  read more...
 Living The Jazz Life By W. Royal Stokes   $25.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed on the half title page, "For Margaret Luttrell, Keep Swingin' !, Royal Stokes, May 20 2003". Writer/broadcaster...  read more...
 Looking Up At Down: The Emergence Of Blues Culture By William Barlow   $35.00 
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1989, First Edition. In blue cloth, bright gilt stamped titles to spine, spine ends gently pushed, else about fine, clean and unmarked. In an about near fine dust jacket, touch of wear to extremities, mild...  read more...
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