Criticism
    Book Name+   Price 
 Jazz Matters: Reflections On The Music & Some  Of Its Makers By Doug Ramsey  [SIGNED]   $65.00 
The University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1989, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, inscribed and dated in year of publication by the author to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman. Collection of critical essays,...  read more...
 Jazz Panorama & Jazz: Evolution and Essence By Martin Williams & Andre Hodeir   $30.00 
Collier Books & Grove Press, Black Cat Books, New York, 1964 & 1961. Previous owner has had two separate first edition trade paper backs by Williams and Hodeir case bound in textured black paper half boards, leather spine with decorated raised...  read more...
 Jazz Panorma: From The Pages Of the Jazz Review Edited By Martin Williams   $50.00 
Crowell-Collier Press, New York, 1962, First Edition, First Printing, review copy with publisher's card and author's photo laid in. A collection of articles, record reviews and interviews from The Jazz Revue magazine, which in its short three years...  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...
 Living With Jazz:  A Reader By Dan Morgenstern   $35.00 
Pantheon Books, New York, 2004, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A wonderful collection of essays, spanning more than forty years, by one of jazz's most insightful and generous writers. Hard cover is fine with very slight...  read more...
 Living With Jazz: A Reader By Dan Morgenstern   $30.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2004, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A wonderful collection of essays, spanning more than forty years, by one of jazz's most insightful and generous writers. Hard cover, small remainder...  read more...
 Miles Davis Companion: Four Decades Of Commentary Edited By Gary Carner   $30.00 
Omnibus Press, London, New York, 1996, First Trade Paperback Edition. Comprehensive collection of essays, profiles, original reviews and liner notes which span Miles' long and illustrious career. In bright, mildly rubbed, pictorial wraps, spine ends...  read more...
 Miles Davis: A Musical Biography By Bill Cole   $40.00 
Morrow, New York, 1974, First Printing with complete number line. Musicologist Cole provides strong musical analysis of Davis' playing with thirteen transcriptions of his solos, and a complete list of recording sessions, chronologically arranged....  read more...
 Mississippi Blues: Forme Und Texte Von Robert Johnson By Werner Gissing  [SOLD]   
Akademische Druc, U. Verlagsanstalt, Graz, Austria, 1986, First Edition, First Printing, in yellow and white printed wraps with dust jacket, as issued. In the original German, one in a series of jazz and blues monographs, includes a concise...  read more...
 Music: Black White & Blue By Ortiz M. Walton   $58.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1972, First Edition, First printing with no further printings indicated. Subtitled, A Sociological Survey Of the Use And Misuse Of Afro-American Music, classically trained bassist Ortez, "takes into account the social and...  read more...
 Natural Selection By Gary Giddins   $60.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, August 2006, First Edition, First Printing, Stated, Uncorrected Advance Reading Copy. Giddins is one of jazz's most distinguished writers, this collection brings together his critical essays on film, books, comedy...  read more...
 New Perspectives On Jazz Edited By David N. Baker   $25.00 
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, London, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. Eleven wide ranging essays by some of the most influential and authoritative jazz writers, including Gary Giddins, Martin Williams, Stanley Crouch and...  read more...
 Outcats: Jazz Composers, Instrumentalists & Singers By Francis Davis   $72.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at the half title page. This is the second collection of critical essays and musicians' portraits by the provocative, insightful and witty jazz...  read more...
 Outcats: Jazz Composers, Instrumentalists And Singers By Francis Davis   $36.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1990, First Printing with complete number line. Second collection of critical essays and musicians' portraits by the provocative, insightful and witty, jazz critic for The Atlantic and The Village Voice, a...  read more...
 Profiles In Jazz: From Sidney Bechet To John Coltrane By Raymond Horricks   $58.00 
Transaction Publishers, New Jersey, 1991, First Edition, First Printing, with no further printings indicated. Extensive critical essays on major jazz figures, with considerable space devoted to Ellington, but also with a number of pieces on artists...  read more...
 Reading Jazz: A Gathering Of Autobiography, Reportage & Criticism From 1919 To Now Edited by Robert Gottlieb   $40.00 
Pantheon, New York, 1996, First Printing with complete number line. The largest, most comprehensive collection of jazz writing yet published. Hard cover, fine, tight, unmarked, appears unread, in a conservative very good+, unclipped dust jacket,...  read more...
 Rhythm -A- Ning: Jazz Traditions & Innovations In The 80's By Gary Giddins   $18.50 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1985, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A fine and wide ranging collection of essays by one of "the most imposing figure(s) in jazz writing". Hard cover, previous owner's inscription to front...  read more...
 Riding On  a Blue Note: Jazz And American Pop By Gary Giddins   $20.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1981, First Edition, First Printing. First book by one of the preeminent writers in jazz, a collection of essays drawn mainly from his writings for the Village Voice from 1973 - 80. Hard cover, previous owner's...  read more...
 Riding On A Blue Note: Jazz & American Pop By Gary Giddins   $25.00 
Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 1981, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A collection of essays and reviews from the 1970's by one of the finest of jazz writers. Very good+, in bright, slightly...  read more...
 Serious Music - and All That Jazz: An Adventure In Music Criticism By Henry Pleasants   $32.00 
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1969, Stated First Printing. In 1955, Pleasants, an eminent classical music critic and historian, wrote a highly controversial book, The Agony Of Modern Music, in which he argued that classical or "serious" music had...  read more...
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