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image of Stan Kenton and his orchestra in Concert, innovations in modern music for 1950.  [Souvenir program]

Stan Kenton and his orchestra in Concert, innovations in modern music for 1950. [Souvenir program]

by Kenton, Stan. Gene Howard, stories and photos

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Published
1950
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Los Angeles: Popular Programs, 1950. [16]p. including covers, features a double centerfold collage of the orchestra in multiple venues and occasions, and a half-dozen pages of multiple bandmember vitae with inset photoportraits. The maestro contributes a two-page essay which credits musical ecclecticism (Kenton's version of modernism) with qualities that are therapy for what ails us (non-Kentonian modernism). Item… Read more
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image of Conjunctions; Bi-Annual Volumes of New Writing [No.] 9

Conjunctions; Bi-Annual Volumes of New Writing [No.] 9

by Morrow, Bradford, editor. William S. Burroughs, contributor

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Published
1986
ISBN
9780941964159
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£11.19

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Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc, 1986. Paperback. 289p., two b&w photo sections, softbound, 9x6 inch paperback in color-decorated wraps. One review (of John Ashbery's Selected Poems) bears inked brackets by a former owner, else unmarked, a sound clean copy. A William Burroughs prose-let on cats ("The Cat Inside") leads this selection; also find Coleman Dowell, "5 Prose Pieces… Read more
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image of The Ache Series Continues "...but then, she's Betty Carter" [handbill]

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Berkeley: Ache/La Pena Cultural Center, 1991. Single 8.5x11 inch handbill printed one side only very good on yellow stock. Handbill publicizing the Ache film series showing of Michelle Parkerson's 1980 53 minute film, a portrait of the legendary jazz vocalist at La Pena on Wednesday, May 29th, 1991.
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image of 10 year anniversary / Malcolm X Jazzarts Festival [screenprint poster]

10 year anniversary / Malcolm X Jazzarts Festival [screenprint poster]

by Eastside Arts Alliance

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Published
2010
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Oakland: Eastside Arts Alliance, 2010. Approximately 13x25 inch poster, very good.
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image of Jazz Illustrated Magazine. Vol 1 No 6, May 1950

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London: The Wilcox Organisation, 1950. Magazine. 20p., semi-coated alkaline paperstock throughout, printed double-column, scattered b&w photographs in the running texts, 11x8.5 inch staplebound wraps. A beat-up copy: abraded spine with half-inch split to tail, rust to staples, some edgewear, but complete, clean and handleable. Cover features clarinetist Johnny Dankworth; four of the eight stories within concern Jazz in New… Read more
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image of San Francisco Jazz Festival '90 [publicity packet]

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San Francisco: San Francisco Jazz Festival, 1990. 9.5x12 inches, folder with poster from the festival affixed front cover containing a 4 panel press release, a set of photocopied news stories and reviews from 1989 bound in plastic binder, 8-panel brochure folded to 4.25x5.5 inches, and a 32p. folded tabloid newspaper/program for the festival, some toning to inner folder and… Read more
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image of Liner from a sample disc [disc not present]: You are now the proud possessor of The Finest In High Fidelity JAZZ.. See complete catalog listing of EMARCY long play records inside.. 12" .. 10" .. Also Available On Extended Play 45 R.P.M.  Listed numerically

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New York: Mercury Record Corporation, 1950. Huge folio leaf printed in two colors and folded once to make a sleeve for a 12" phonograph record: we have this printed sleeve only. It lists sixty artists, from Dinah Washington to Cannon Ball Adderly; and on another side lists many many recordings. Item has been folded once again, vertically, and will… Read more
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image of Lark's Club. Fine food - Cocktails [business card]

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Berkeley: Lark's Club, [195-?]. Personal business card of hostess Leola K. Lee from the jazz club on Sacarmento Street in Berkeley. Notes that television is available. Very good.
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Photograph of Calvin Keys inscribed and signed

by Keyes, Calvin

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no date
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San Francisco: Todd Barkan, no date. Photograph. 8x10 inch b&w headshot personally inscribed and signed in fading ink at bottom margin by the jazz guitarist.
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image of Omar

Omar

by Bechet, Sidney, introduction by Jacob Weisman, cover by Wlliam Reid

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Published
2004
ISBN
9781892391285
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San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, 2004. [ii] 42p., 5.5x8.5 inches, very good first edition booklet in stapled light-blue pictorial wraps. Excerpted chapter from jazzman Bechet's autobiography "Treat it Gentle" concerns his Creole grandfather in the Bayou of Louisiana.
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Intro to Finé; the expanded second edition

by Sebastian, Adele Stephanie, edited by Megan Hodges with an introduction by Nikki Giovanni

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1985
ISBN
9780934172141
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San Francisco: WIM Pub, 1985. Paperback. 50p., very good second expanded edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Expanded posthumous publication of poetry by a 27 year old Los Angeles jazz musician, poet and activist who died too soon of lupus.
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Djbot Baghostus's run

by Mackey, Nathaniel

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1993
ISBN
9781557130556
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Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1993. Paperback. 204p., first printing, wraps.Very good. The second volume of Mackey's jazz fiction, following Bedouin Hornbook. New American Fiction 29.
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image of The Best of Jazz 2: Enter the giants

The Best of Jazz 2: Enter the giants

by Lyttelton, Humphrey

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Published
1981
ISBN
9780860511076
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London: Robson Books, 1981. Hardcover. 239p., introduction, bibliography, discography, index, illustrated with b&w photos, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Chapters on Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum et al.
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The Trumpet in Jazz

by McCarthy, Albert

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Published
1945
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London: Citizen Press for The Jazz Book Club, 1945. Pamphlet. 83p., 5x7.25 inch pamphlet; introduction, a chapter on Louis Armstrong, New Orleans trumpeters, small group trumpeters, great, lesser and swing soloists, discography. Stapled blue wraps with browning and foxing at edges and spine, staples badly rusted, a good-only copy.
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McNair: I hear music in the air

by McNair, Joseph

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Published
2010
ISBN
9780979935527
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n.p.: Self-published by the author as Asili Pres, 2010. Paperback. 112p., poetry illustrated by the poet/artist's digital art, very good first edition trade paperback in black pictorial wraps. Poems and art portraits celebrating great jazz musicians.
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image of Stan Kenton and his orchestra in concert: innovations in music for 1950 [souvenir program]

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Los Angeles: Popular Programs, 1950. Magazine. [16p] includes covers plus four-panel playbill from February 15, 1950 stapled into centerfold, 8.5x11 inches, b&w photos, bios of the players, essay by Kenton at rear "What;s With Modern Music?" very good in stapled black pictorial wraps. Performers included June Christy and Pete Rugolo.
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image of Three postcard-size handbills for performances by Veronica Klaus

Three postcard-size handbills for performances by Veronica Klaus

by Klaus, Veronica

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San Francisco: Cafe Du Nord & Jazz at Pearl's, no date. Three small postcard-size handbills, 4.25x5.5 inches, advertising the transgender jazz vocalist at Cafe Du Nord and Pearl's, two heavy stock cards and one paper handbill (with creasing) featuring the singer's image on the front of each.
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Absolute Time

by Alberts, Don

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Published
2007
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no place: Self-published / Chill House, 2007. Trade Paperback. [44p] very good slim trade paperback in blue pictorial wraps. Bay area San Francisco native. Jazz musician. The 'Chill' of the publisher's name most definitely a jazz chill (as opposed to a horror chill).
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image of Melodie [orange crate label featuring an African American jazz band]

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Cargagente, Valencia, Spain: Lamberto Albelda; Imprenta Cartonajes Suñer -Alcira, n.d.. 10.5x8.5 inch orange crate label, very good, depicting an unnamed singer with an RCA microphone, his backup band perched on oranges in the background.
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image of Afrodisia; new poems

Afrodisia; new poems

by Joans, Ted

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Published
1970
ISBN
9780809023554
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New York: Hill and Wang, 1970. Hardcover. x, 150p., light foxing to edges otherwise a very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj with very mild sunning to spine (titles still bright). 'Joans describes himself as a "Jazz poet, thus a revolutionary poet," a painter, and a trumpet player.' - dj. Associated with the beat generation, this… Read more
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