Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir 1934-1969, By Timmie Rosenkrantz, Adapted, Edited and Translated By Fradley Garner [SIGNED]
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Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir 1934-1969, By Timmie Rosenkrantz, Adapted, Edited and Translated By Fradley Garner  [SIGNED]
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Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2012, First Edition. Warmly SIGNED, and inscribed by the editor and translator at the verso of pp VI, and additionally SIGNED and inscribed by Rosenkrantz's niece, who has written a touching and humorous epilogue to the book. This copy was kindly signed by the author for JazzFirst Books at our special request, for our collection of significant contemporary jazz publications, is one of only five copies so signed, and very uncommon thus. Garner, a friend and compatriot of Timme Rosenkrantz, has given lovers of jazz memoirs a real gift in bringing back to life this classic reminiscence, which has been skillfully edited, revised, and expanded from the original long out-of-print Danish publication and other original sources. Garner's lively and sensitive translation tells the colourful tale of a self-described "little layman…with…a heart that beats for jazz", who in 1934 arrived in New York and promptly dived headlong into the Golden Age of Jazz. Resurfacing as the Jazz Baron (he did in fact have noble blood in his veins) for thirty five years, Rosenkrantz, with talent and boundless enthusiasm, sadly unmatched by the requisite business savvy, donned (and doffed) many hats, working as a jazz journalist, photographer, record producer, talent scout, club owner and more, all the while befriending and rubbing shoulders with the jazz luminaries of the era. A wonderful account of a lost world and a worthy addition to Scarecrow's estimable Studies in Jazz series, the book was chosen by Jazz History Online as One of The Best Books Of 2012; includes a personal remembrance by jazz historian Dan Morgenstern, b & w archival photos and a discography by Jorgen Thomsen. Fine, and unread, in pictorial laminated boards, no dust jacket as issued, and a scarce signed copy.

Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir 1934-1969, By Timmie Rosenkrantz, Adapted, Edited and Translated By Fradley Garner  [SIGNED]
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Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir 1934-1969, By Timmie Rosenkrantz, Adapted, Edited and Translated By Fradley Garner  [SIGNED]
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Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir 1934-1969, By Timmie Rosenkrantz, Adapted, Edited and Translated By Fradley Garner  [SIGNED]
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Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir 1934-1969, By Timmie Rosenkrantz, Adapted, Edited and Translated By Fradley Garner  [SIGNED]
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