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 Such Melodious Racket By Mark Miller   $32.00 
Mercury Press, Toronto, 1997, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line, review copy with publisher's letter laid in, trade paper back. Miller, perhaps Canada's best writer on jazz, chronicles the early development of jazz in Canada....  read more...
 Such Melodious Racket: The History Of Jazz In Canada  1914-1949 By Mark Miller   $42.00 
Mercury Press, Toronto, 1997, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the half tiltle page. Miller, perhaps Canada's best writer on jazz, chronicles the early development of jazz in Canada. In pictorial wraps,...  read more...
 Swing Changes: Big Band Jazz In New Deal America By David W. Stowe   $36.00 
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1994, First Edition, First Printing. An interesting, well written social and cultural history of New Deal America in relation to the development of jazz in the Swing Era. Quarter teal cloth with purple paper...  read more...
 Swing City: Newark Nightlife, 1925-50 By Barbara J. Kukla  [SIGNED]   $50.00 
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1991, First Edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author at the ffep. Previously undocumented, a comprehensive and valuable history of the jazz and entertainment mecca that was Newark, New Jersey from the 20's...  read more...
 Talking Jazz By Max Jones   $22.00 
Norton, New York, 1988, Stated First American Edition. British writer and editor Jones interviewed jazz musicians over a forty year period and this collection which includes more than sixty of the most significant interviews, makes for a colourful...  read more...
 Talking Jazz: An Illustrated History By Ben Sidran   $20.00 
Pomegranate Art Books, Petaluma, CA, 1992, Stated First Edition. Fifty "directed conversations" with some of the great musicians in jazz, conducted by Ben Sidran between 1985-90, chronicle the oral jazz history of an era. Hard cover, previous...  read more...
 The Art Of Ragtime: Form And Meaning Of An Original Black American Art By William J. Schafer & Johannes Riedel   $20.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1977, Stated First Paperback Edition, republication of the hard cover first edition of 1973. The first comprehensive history of Ragtime, chronicles the music's development in the 1890's through its peak in 1915, with...  read more...
 The Best Of Jazz: Basin Street To Harlem By Humphrey Lyttelton   $38.00 
Taplinger Publishing Company, New York, 1979, First American Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A review of the greatest jazz performers and recordings of the 1920's by the fine British traditional trumpeter and jazz writer. In...  read more...
 The Big Bands: 4th Edition By George T. Simon   $20.00 
Schrimer, New York, 1981, republication of the 4th Edition, Third Printing. A classic history of big band jazz, foreward by Frank Sinatra. Hard cover, fine, tight, clean, unmarked in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, minimal shelf wear, small...  read more...
 The Birth and Death Of the Cool By Ted Gioia  [SIGNED]   $70.00 
Speck Press, Golden Colorado, 2009, stated Advance Uncorrected Proof, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at the title page. An interesting cultural history of the concept of "cool' in which the author argues that as a...  read more...
 The Book Of Jazz By Leonard Feather   $8.00 
Arthur Barker, London, UK Jazz Book Club Edition, produced in 1961 for sale to its members only. First published in 1957, a very good introduction to jazz, its history, the instruments and the great practioners, with a chapter on the art of...  read more...
 The Book Of Jazz: From Then Till Now By Leonard Feather   $15.00 
Horizon Press, New York, 1965, First Revised Edition. Extensively revised from the original publication of 1957, a good, basic, introduction to jazz, its history, the instruments and their great practioners, with a chapter on the art of...  read more...
 The Creation Of Jazz: Music, Race, And Culture In Urban America By Burton Peretti   $14.00 
University Of Illinois Press, Chicago, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. A comprehensive, scholarly acount of the role of jazz in early American urban culture and history from the 1890's to 1940 by a noted cultural historian and jazz...  read more...
 The Dance Band Era: The Dancing Decades from Ragtime To Swing 1910-1950 By Albert McCarthy   $16.00 
Spring Books, London, 1974, presumed First UK Edition. A comprehensive history of the rise and fall of the dance band from post WW1 to the fifties, includes valuable chapters on British and European bands, copiously illustrated with b&w photgraphs....  read more...
 The Death Of Rhythm & Blues By Nelson George   $20.00 
Pantheon, New York, 1988, Stated First Edition, First Printing. A critical history of the evolution of black music within the white dominated recording industry. The author argues that the demands of the 'cross over' market phenomenon has led to a...  read more...
 The Devil's Horn : The Story Of The Saxophone From Noisy Novelty To King Of Cool By Michael Segell   $30.00 
Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 2005, First Printing with complete number line. An engaging and comprehensive history of the saxophone, which traces its ascent in the music world from its invention in the 1840's by the eccentric Belgian instrument...  read more...
 The Devil's Son-In-Law: The Story Of Peetie Wheatstraw By Paul Garon   $30.00 
Charles H. Kerr,Chicago, 2003, First Thus. SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the ffep, in year of publication, to jazz collector Larry Rafferty. In gilt pictorial blue cloth, spine is leaning , touch of shelf wear, else about fine, clean, tight,...  read more...
 The Great Black Way: L.A. In The 1940's By R.J. Smith   $20.00 
Public Affairs, New York, 2006, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Musical and cultural history which examines the African American cultural and musical renaissance centered on Los Angeles' Central Avenue in the 1940's. Based...  read more...
 The Great Black Way: L.A. In The Forties And The Lost American Renaissance By R.J. Smith   $20.00 
Public Affairs, New York, 2006, First Printing with complete number line. A musical and cultural history which examines the African American cultural and musical renaissance centered on Los Angeles' Central Avenue in the 1940's. Based on original...  read more...
 The Great Jazz Drummers By Ronald Spagnardi   $22.00 
Modern Drummer Publications, Cedar Gove, New Jersey, 1992, presumed First Edition. A concise photo history with 62 profiles and b&w photos of most of the great and significant jazz drummers, covering nearly a century of jazz drumming, from "Baby "...  read more...
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