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American Jazz Music
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American Jazz Music

By Hobson, Wilder

NY: W. W. Norton. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and worn at corners and head . and tail of spine.. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding. Index. Five photos. "American Jazz Music is the first book by an American to deal with the subject as a whole, in its technical as well as its historical aspects." (from front jacket flap). ; 230 pages .

$60.00

Jazzpaths:   An American Photomemento
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Jazzpaths: An American Photomemento

By Wild, David

London: Hyphen Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Corners and head and tail of spine bumped.. 2011. Hardcover. 9780907259459 . Pictorial hardcover. Many photograph reproductions and other illustrations in black and white and color. The English-born architect is a jazz lover and photographer and documents his travels through American in the mid-1960s in photographs and photomontages of urban street scenes and jazz musicians. .

$17.00

Jazz Cooks: Portraits and Recipes of the Greats
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Jazz Cooks: Portraits and Recipes of the Greats

By Young, Bob; Stankus, Al

NY: Stewart Tabori and Chang. Very Good with no dust jacket; Gift inscription, one inch split at head of . spine.. 1992. First Printing. Softcover. 1556701926 . A hot book of recipes, photographs, biographical sketches and musical lore by 95 wonderful jazz artists. Great black and white photographs by Deborah Feingold. Indices. A surprising number of jazz musicians are on vegetarian or macrobiotic diets, although the fare is varied: Dizzy Gillespie's Salmon and Hominy Grits, Milt Hinton's Millionaire Meatloaf (with the bonus of his awfully cute portrait with bass and Bar-B-Q hat) , Paul Motian's Armenian Lentil Soup, and Tito Puente's Ensalada de Bacalao, to name a few) . ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 216 pages .

$17.00

Bourbon Street Black: The New Orleans Black Jazzman
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Bourbon Street Black: The New Orleans Black Jazzman

By Buerkle, Jack V. ; Barker, Danny

NY: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, pages toned, jacket . lightly rubbed.. 1973. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0195016904 . Red cloth binding. Index, appendix, photos. "Skillfully weaving social history with extensive personal interviews, authors Buerkle and Barker explore the real world of these legendary jazzmen." (from front jacket flap). ; 244 pages .

$20.00

The Essential Klezmer : a Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul  Music, from the Old World to the Jazz Age to the Downtown Avant Garde
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The Essential Klezmer : a Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music, from the Old World to the Jazz Age to the Downtown Avant Garde

By Rogovoy, Seth

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Very Good with no dust jacket; Ex-senior center library copy with stamp on . front free endpaper.. 2000. First Printing. Softcover. 1565122445 . Index, bibliography, discography, glossary, appendices. Many photographs. Many references to the jazz influences on klezmer music, both during the Big Band era and in the more recent klezmer revival. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 281 pages .

$12.00

The Jazz Life

By Hentoff, Nat

London: Peter Davies. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed, jacket creased, . rubbed, sunned at spine and soiled on rear panel.. 1962. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Jacket art by Paul Bacon. Jazz Master critic Nat Hentoff relates the New York City jazz scene in the 1960s and profiles such greats as Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, John Lewis, Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages .

$25.00

The Sound I Saw:  The Jazz Photographs of Roy Decarava : January 20 to  March 20, 1983
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The Sound I Saw: The Jazz Photographs of Roy Decarava : January 20 to March 20, 1983

By DeCarava, Roy

NY: Studio Museum in Harlem. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers rubbed and creased.. 1983. Softcover. 60 black and white plates of such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Milt Jackson, Billie Holliday, Count Basie, Zoot Sims, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and many others. Other photos of jazz clubs, patrons, and other musicians. Preface by Willard C. Butcher, foreword by Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, introduction by A. D. Coleman and essay by C. Daniel Dawson. Footnotes. Chronology and bibliography by Sherry Turner DeCarava. Catalogue of the full exhibition at rear. Library of Congress number 82-62795. Ev; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 84 pages .

$75.00

Living the Jazz Life: Conversations with Forty Musicians about Their  Careers in Jazz
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Living the Jazz Life: Conversations with Forty Musicians about Their Careers in Jazz

By Stokes, W. Royal

NY: Oxford University Press. Very Good; Covers lightly scuffed.. 2000. First Printing. Softcover. 0195152492 . Ties together a wide range of jazz styles in these snapshots of the touring and recording life of contemporary jazz musicians. Many pages of photos, index. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 278 pages .

$13.00

Swing under the Nazis:   Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom
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Swing under the Nazis: Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom

By Zwerin, Mike

NY: Cooper Square Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight . copy.. 2000. Softcover. 0815410751 . Index, many photos, illustrations, sources. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages .

$11.00

New Perspectives on Jazz
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New Perspectives on Jazz

By Baker, David N. (editor)

Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers scratched, light soiling to front . endpapers, else a clean, tight copy.. 1990. Later Printing. Softcover. 0874749859 . Contains jazz essays by Gary Giddins, Stanley Crouch, Gunther Schuller, Amiri Baraka, Billy Taylor, and George Butler, among others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 133 pages .

$9.00

Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life
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Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life

By Marsalis, Wynton; Vigeland, Carl

NY: Da Capo Press. Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy.. 2001. First Printing. Hardcover. 0306810336 . Written in jazz riffs, alternating between writer Carl Vigeland and trumpet master Wynton Marsalis during a road tour of the Wynton Marsalis Septet from 1989 to 1994. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 249 pages .

$13.00

Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time
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Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time

By Rose, Phyllis

NY: Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, . tight copy.. 1989. Later Printing. Hardcover. 978-0385248914 . Index, bibliography, notes. Many photographs of Baker, the toast of Paris during the 1920s-40s. Elegant author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 321 pages .

$10.00

Faith in Time: the Life of Jimmy Scott
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Faith in Time: the Life of Jimmy Scott

By Ritz, David

NY: Da Capo Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight . copy.. 2003. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. 0306812290 . Index, bibliography, discography, many photos. Jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott has an amazing voice; amazing because of his medical condition (Kallman's syndrome, which keeps his voice in the high range) and amazing because of his impressive jazz chops. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 270 pages .

$10.00

The Great Jazz Revival: a Pictorial Celebration of Traditional Jazz
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The Great Jazz Revival: a Pictorial Celebration of Traditional Jazz

By Goggin, Jim; Clute, Peter

San Rafael, CA: Donna Ewald. Very Good; Introduction by Philip Elwood. Many photographs of jazz . musicians and memorabilia from the San Francisco jazz scene through the . years. Bibliography, discography. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, . tight copy.. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 0964106701 . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 160 pages .

$15.00

The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz
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The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz

By Britt, Stan; Case, Brian; Murray, Chrissie

NY: Harmony Books. Very Good; Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Foreword by . Wynton Marsalis. Profusely illustrated.. 1987. Third Edition. Softcover. 0517564432 . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 208 pages .

$11.00

Crazy Rhythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's  White House, Watergate, and Beyond
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Crazy Rhythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's White House, Watergate, and Beyond

By Garment, Leonard

NY: Times Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; A brief turn as saxophonist for Woody . Herman's Herd was abandoned by the author for a legal career on Wall . Street and for President Richard M. Nixon. Index. Several pages of photos, . including one of Garment playing in a line of saxophonists for the Henry . Jerome Band, one of whom is future Federal Reserve Chairman Alan . Greenspan. Remainder dot on page tops, jacket lightly scuffed, else a . clean, tight copy.. 1997. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0812928873 . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 418 pages .

$8.00

Future Jazz
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Future Jazz

By Mandel, Howard

NY: Oxford University Press. Very Good; Index. Interviews with Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, . Cassandra Wilson, Joshua Redman, David Murray, John McLaughlin, James . "Blood" Ulmer, John Zorn, Vernon Reid, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and . others. Covers lightly soiled and scuffed, remainder mark on page bottoms, . else a clean, tight copy.. 2000. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. 0195141210 . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 235 pages .

$10.00

Woody Herman
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Woody Herman

By Voce, Steve

London: Apollo Press. Very Good; Selected discography by Tony Shoppee. Bibliography, many black . and white photographs. Covers scratched and scuffed, else a clean, tight . copy. "Woody Herman's career, spanning fifty years as a bandleader, has . been an extreme of ups and downs from the peak when he worked with . Stravinsky to the trough one night when most of the band fell asleep on . stage. He has had some of the greatest of all jazz musicians in his bands . - Stan Getz, Bill Harris, Ralph Burns, Zoot Sims, Flip Phillips - the list . is prodigious and, typical of Woody Herman, it continues to this day as . brilliant new youngsters join the Herd" (rear cover blurb) .. 1986. Softcover. 0948820039 . Jazz Masters; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 112 pages .

$10.00