Darnell Howard Signed Original 1952 Jazz Journal Magazine
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Darnell Howard Signed Original 1952 Jazz Journal Magazine
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Jazz Journal Magazine, London, Vol.5, No.7, July 1952, inscribed and SIGNED in blue ink at his photograph on the front wrap by the eminent Chicago traditional jazz clarinetist, Darnell Howard. Inscribed "To Art Stone ", Canadian jazz journalist who obtained the signature in person from Darnell during his performance with Muggsy Spanier's band at the Savarin Hotel, Toronto in the late 50's. Darnell Howard (1895-1966), was a fine clarinetist whose career parallels the early development of jazz, working in New York as a violinist in W.C. Handy's Orchestra in 1917, he moved back to his native Chicago in the 20's, playing clarinet and saxophone with jazz luminaries, including King Oliver and James P. Johnson with whom he was among the early jazz pioneers to travel abroad. In the 1930's Howard was a mainstay of Earl Hines big band, worked briefly with Fletcher Henderson and Coleman Hawkins in the early 40's, then with Kid Ory in California, and moved permanently to the West Coast in 1948, working with Muggsy Spanier for five years before rejoining Earl Hines in a Dixieland aggregation which often featured Muggsy as co-leader. Ill health curtailed his career from the late 50's, although he did recover enough to play sporadically in the early 60's, making his last appearance in a European tour with the New Orleans All-Stars in 1966, prior to his death just a few months later. In original pictorial wraps, "10.5" by 8.5", 20pp, plus wraps, two vertical mailing fold, neatly punched binder holes to spine edge, age toning to pages, light creasing and soiling to rear wrap, else very good+, tightly staple bound, signature is about near fine, clean and with just a touch of fading to the "ard" in Howard. Vintage jazz collectible with the very uncommon signature of a significant early jazz clarinetist. J1540

Darnell Howard Signed Original 1952 Jazz Journal Magazine
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Darnell Howard Signed Original 1952 Jazz Journal Magazine
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Darnell Howard Signed Original 1952 Jazz Journal Magazine
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Darnell Howard Signed Original 1952 Jazz Journal Magazine
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