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POSTCARD SHOWING HELEN HUMES PERFORMING AT THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL IN 1980

By Humes, Helen

Corte Madera, CA: Pomegranate, 1980. Original document. Fine. Full-length photograph of Ms. Humes on stage, singing into a microphone and reaching out with her other hand. Printed caption on the verso. Photo by Jerry Stoll. 6" x 4.25". Unused. Helen Humes (1913-1981) was an American jazz and blues singer. She worked as band vocalist with Count Basie, became an R&B diva, and earned a reputation as a mature interpreter of the "classy" popular songs.

$10.00

RHAPSODY IN BLUE:  PIANO SOLO.  Dedicated to Paul Whiteman
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RHAPSODY IN BLUE: PIANO SOLO. Dedicated to Paul Whiteman

By Gershwin, George

NY: New World Music, 1970. Softcover. Very Good. pp: 31, (1) ad. Contains a foreword on Gershwin's composition and the complete piano music to this composition. Bound in blue paper covers, 12" x 9"

$15.00

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA:  Concert Program
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DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA: Concert Program

By Ellington, Duke

New York: Program Publishing Co, 1947. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. (16)pp; illustrated throughout from photographs, some full-page. Includes: "The Story of Duke Ellington" (running text); "Farewell to Jazz Fakers" by Duke Ellington; "Duke Ellington - Musical Pioneer" by Leonard Feather, plus Feather's notes on the concert program. Bound in pictorial yellow wrappers, 12" x 9" The concert program: Jazz Accelerando; Bojangles; Creole Love Call; You Name It; Liberian Suite; Resume; Songs by Lu Eliot; Violet Blue; The History of Jazz in Three Minutes; Songs by Albert Hibbler; Duke Ellington at the Piano. Personnel: Trumpets--Al Killian, Ray Nance, Harold Baker, Nelson Williams, David Burns; Trombones--Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, Quentin Jackson; Reeds--Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Jimmy Forrest; Rhythm--Duke Ellington, piano; Sonny Greer, drums; Wendell Marshall, bass. Vocals--Albert Hibbler, Kay Davis, Lu Eliot.

$175.00

BENNY GOODMAN BAND AND TRIO - LOUIS ARMSTRONG ALL STARS - 1953 JAZZ CONCERT PROGRAMME
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BENNY GOODMAN BAND AND TRIO - LOUIS ARMSTRONG ALL STARS - 1953 JAZZ CONCERT PROGRAMME

By Goodman, Benny

New York: Columbia Records, 1953. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (24)pp; illustrations from photographs throughout, some full-page. Text includes "The Benny Goodman Story" by Hal Webman, "The Louis Armstrong Story," "The Fletcher Henderson Fund" by John Hammond, and brief biographies and photographs of all of the musicians. Bound in pictorial stiff wrappers, 12" x 9" The Benny Goodman portion of the concert includes Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Charles Shavers, Ziggy Elman, Georgie Auld, Willie Smith, and Helen Ward. The Armstrong All Stars featured Louis on trumpet, Joe Bushkin-piano, Cozy Cole-drums, Arvell Shaw-bass, Barney Bigard-clarinet, Trummy Young and Vernon Brown-trombone, Velma Middleton-vocalist. [WorldCat locates three holdings of this fine program: Newberry Lib, U Missouri, McGill.].

$85.00

GEORGE SHEARING INTERPRETATIONS FOR PIANO, No. 2.  Edited by John Lane
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GEORGE SHEARING INTERPRETATIONS FOR PIANO, No. 2. Edited by John Lane

By Shearing, George

NY: Robbins Music, 1954. Early edition. Softcover. Very Good. 23pp. Contains piano music to 10 tunes as played by Shearing: Laura; Once in A While; Street of Dreams; Sweet and Lovely; That Old Feeling; and 5 more. Bound in pictorial stiff wrappers with a cover photo of Shearing at the piano. 12" x 9"

$25.00

SAUGATUCK JAZZ FESTIVAL 1960:  Souvenir Program
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SAUGATUCK JAZZ FESTIVAL 1960: Souvenir Program

By Saugatuck

Saugatuck, Michigan: Saugatuck Jazz Festival, 1960. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 20pp; three full-page and other illustrations from photographs. Contains full-page and half-page biographical accounts of the musicians. Inside the cover is printed "How to Act at a Jazz Concert" by Norman Granz. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 11" x 8.5" It was quite a line-up for this two-day, Lake Michigan beach-town jazz festival: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra; Lambert, Hendricks & Ross; Della Reese; The Four Freshmen; Chico Hamilton Quintet; Buddy Greco Trio; Jimmy Rushing; Ramsay Lewis Trio. [Unrecorded by OCLC.].

$200.00

THE GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET AND JOE WILLIAMS AND THE JUNIOR MANCE TRIO:  On a Tour of Great Britain, September-October 1962.  [souvenir program]; Souvenir Programme
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THE GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET AND JOE WILLIAMS AND THE JUNIOR MANCE TRIO: On a Tour of Great Britain, September-October 1962. [souvenir program]; Souvenir Programme

By Shearing, George and Joe Williams

London: Harold Davison, 1962. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; illustrations from photographs, four full-page. Includes two essays (6pp) on George Shearing and Joe Williams, by Benny Green. Bound in pictorial orange wrappers, 10.5" x 8.25"

$35.00

PRESENTING THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET ON A TOUR OF GREAT BRITAIN,  SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 1961.  Presented by Harold Davison.  [souvenir program]
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PRESENTING THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET ON A TOUR OF GREAT BRITAIN, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 1961. Presented by Harold Davison. [souvenir program]

By Modern Jazz Quartet

London: Compton Printing Works, 1961. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (20)pp; illustrations from photographs, some full-page. Includes a five-page account of the MJQ, by Brian Nicholls. Bound in pictorial red wrappers, 10.5" x 8.25" MJQ personnel: John Lewis, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Milt Jackson, vibraharp; Connie Kay, drums.

$40.00

BIRDLAND STARS OF '56 AND THE EAST-WEST ALL STARS
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BIRDLAND STARS OF '56 AND THE EAST-WEST ALL STARS

By Birdland

New York: Birdland, 1956. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (24)pp; 12 full-page musician portraits from photographs, and smaller ones in the text. The text includes "Birdland on Broadway" by Allan Morrison, "Jazz: Only American Art" by Robert Sylvester, and biographical sketches of the stars. Bound in pictorial blue wrappers, 12" x 9". The date Feb 16/ 1956 is written on the cover. Featured in this souvenir of Birdland are: Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Al Hibbler, Lester Young, Johnny Smith, Bud Powell, Joe Williams, and the East/West Jazz Septet (Conti Condoli, Kenney Dorham, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Roy Haines, Joe Benjamin, and Jimmy Jones). [Unrecorded by WorldCat.].

$200.00

THE [FIRST] BATH FESTIVAL OF JAZZ:  Regency Ballroom, Bath, June 2nd-June 7th, 1958:  Concert program
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THE [FIRST] BATH FESTIVAL OF JAZZ: Regency Ballroom, Bath, June 2nd-June 7th, 1958: Concert program

By Harrison, Dunstan

Bath, England: Festival of Jazz, 1958. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; illustrated from photographs of the musicians. Contains the programme for each day of the Festival, along with considerable biographical material. Bound in decorated wrappers, 10.5" x 8.25" In this first year for jazz as one of the art forms at the Bath Festival, the musicians were: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen, The Omega Band; Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band; Chris Barber's Jazz Band, with Ottilie Patterson, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee; Mick Mulligan & His Band, with George Melly, Beryl Bryden and Neva Raphaello; Tony Kinsey Quintet; Tommy Whittle Quintet; Dill Jones Trio; Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra. Each evening concert was accompanied by an expert lecture on the jazz idiom featured that night.

$35.00

IRVING GRANZ' WORLD'S GREATEST JAZZ SHOW:  Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Cannonball Adderley & his Quintet, Stan Getz & his Quartet, plus the Tommy Flanagan Trio.  Souvenir program
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IRVING GRANZ' WORLD'S GREATEST JAZZ SHOW: Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Cannonball Adderley & his Quintet, Stan Getz & his Quartet, plus the Tommy Flanagan Trio. Souvenir program

By Granz, Irving

Los Angeles: Gordon Green/Ad Print, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 16pp; six full-page photo-portraits of the performers. Bound in color-pictorial stiff wrappers, front and back cover illustrations by David Stone Martin. 12" x 9"

$40.00

LIONEL HAMPTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA:  Presented on its First British Tour by Harold Davison Limited...Oct-Nov 1956.  Souvenir Programme
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LIONEL HAMPTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Presented on its First British Tour by Harold Davison Limited...Oct-Nov 1956. Souvenir Programme

By Hampton, Lionel

London: Harold Davison, 1956. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; illustrated throughout from photographs, some full-page. Includes a feature on Hamp's life and career. In addition to Hampton on vibraharp, piano and drums, the orchestra for this gig included: Eddie Chamblee & Elsie Smith, tenor sax; Slide Hampton, trombone; Eddie and Dick Williams, trumpets; Scoville Brown, clarinet; William Mackel, guitar; Mamie Watts, "the original Rock and Roll girl" & Robert Mosely, vocals; and others. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 10.5" x 8.25"

$40.00

STAN KENTON AND HIS INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS ORCHESTRA:  Modern America's Man of Music  [concert souvenir]
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STAN KENTON AND HIS INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS ORCHESTRA: Modern America's Man of Music [concert souvenir]

By Kenton, Stan

s.l.: s.n., 1954. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; illustrated throughout from photographs. Contains a two-page biography of Kenton, followed by biographical sketches and photos of the composers of modern jazz, an illustrated history of the Kenton bands, biographical sketches and photos of musicians in the 1954 band, vocalist June Christy, and candid photos of the European tour and informal concerts. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 12" x 9" [WorldCat does not locate this title.].

$40.00

A PERFORMANCE BY MR. ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND:  Official Programme
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A PERFORMANCE BY MR. ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND: Official Programme

By Bilk, Acker

London: Vail, 1963. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 12pp; includes candid photographs of the group, along with their two-page repertoire, some biographical notes, etc. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 4.75" x 9" Acker Bilk, born Bernard Stanley Bilk in 1929, is a clarinetist known for his trademark goatee, bowler hat, striped waistcoat and his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style. Bilk was part of the boom in traditional jazz that swept the United Kingdom in the late 1950s. He first joined Ken Colyer's band in 1954, and then formed his own ensemble, The Paramount Jazz Band, in 1956.

$20.00

NATIONAL JAZZ FEDERATION PRESENTS THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET:  John Lewis, piano;  Milt Jackson, vibes;  Percy Heath, bass;  Connie Kay, drums.  With British guest stars Ronnie Ross, baritone sax, and Joe Harriott, alto sax.  [souvenir program]
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NATIONAL JAZZ FEDERATION PRESENTS THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET: John Lewis, piano; Milt Jackson, vibes; Percy Heath, bass; Connie Kay, drums. With British guest stars Ronnie Ross, baritone sax, and Joe Harriott, alto sax. [souvenir program]

By Modern Jazz Quartet

London: National Jazz Federation, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 20pp; illustrated throughout from photographs. Contains a Max Harrison essay on the MJQ and their music, along with biographical sketches and portraits of each of the musicians, 7.5" x 10" Lewis founded the Modern Jazz Quartet in 1952. Connie Kay replaced the original drummer, Kenny Clarke, in 1956. Some remember it as a sad day for jazz when the group disbanded in 1974.

$50.00

BENNY GOODMAN PRESENTS AMERICA'S TOP JAZZ CONCERT:  This concert will mark Benny Goodman's Silver Anniversary -- 25 Years of Swing.  Concert souvenir
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BENNY GOODMAN PRESENTS AMERICA'S TOP JAZZ CONCERT: This concert will mark Benny Goodman's Silver Anniversary -- 25 Years of Swing. Concert souvenir

By Goodman, Benny

New York: GAC-Super Productions, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. (24)pp; illustrated throughout from photographs, some full-page. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 12.75" x 9.75" This concert tour program features Ahmad Jamal and Dakota Staton as well as Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. [Unrecorded by WorldCat.].

$85.00

JAZZ EXPO '68:  The Newport Jazz Festival in London.; Souvenir program
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JAZZ EXPO '68: The Newport Jazz Festival in London.; Souvenir program

By Davison, Harold and others

London: Harold Davison, 1968. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 36pp; illustrated throughout from photographs. Includes extensive biographical and career notes on the performers, by Benny Green. Bound in printed stiff wrappers, 10" x 8.25". One vertical crease. The musicians: Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Ginger Johnson, Muddy Waters, Horace Silver, The Stars of Faith, Red Norvo, Ronnie Scott, Gary Burton, Curtis Jones, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, T-bone Walker, Big Joe Williams, Earl Hines, Benny Carter, Budd Johnson, Ruby Braff, Barney Kessel, The Alex Welsh Band, Count Basie, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Stan Tracey, and others.

$25.00

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER:  WORLD TOUR.  Concert Souvenir Booklet
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THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER: WORLD TOUR. Concert Souvenir Booklet

By Manhattan Transfer

Malibu, CA: Manhattan Transfer, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 16pp; illustrated throughout from color photographs. Bound in color-pictorial stiff wrappers, 13" x 9.75". [Image shown cuts off margins of program.]. This large-format concert souvenir contains lots of performance shots and individual close-ups of the extremely talented and entertaining jazz-vocal group: Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul.

$30.00

THE WORLD'S GREATEST JAZZ BAND OF YANK LAWSON AND BOB HAGGART:  Featuring Bud Freeman, Bob Wilber, Gus Johnson Jr., Dick Wellstood, Sonny Russo, Bennie Morton, with speciai guests Billy Butterfield and Maxine Sullivan.  Souvenir Programme
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THE WORLD'S GREATEST JAZZ BAND OF YANK LAWSON AND BOB HAGGART: Featuring Bud Freeman, Bob Wilber, Gus Johnson Jr., Dick Wellstood, Sonny Russo, Bennie Morton, with speciai guests Billy Butterfield and Maxine Sullivan. Souvenir Programme

By Lawson, Yank and Bob Haggart

Hastings: Kennedy Masters Ltd, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 12pp; text illustrated from photographs. Contains extensive notes on the musicians. Bound in pictorial red wrappers, 9.5" x 7"

$20.00

JAZZSHOWS PRESENT THE STOLL FESTIVAL OF JAZZ MUSIC, 1956:  Part 2--Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Ken Colyer's Jazzmen, Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen.  Souvenir Programme [and musician's handwritten set list]
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JAZZSHOWS PRESENT THE STOLL FESTIVAL OF JAZZ MUSIC, 1956: Part 2--Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Ken Colyer's Jazzmen, Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen. Souvenir Programme [and musician's handwritten set list]

By Lyttelton, Humphrey and others

London: Stoll Theatre, 1956. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8pp; illustrated from photographs. Bound in printed wrappers, 10" x 8" The programme for all three units is printed as the centerspread. Laid into this copy is a handwritten (pencil) set list of 19 tunes. The final one, "Swing in the Blues," calls for guitar, bass, drums and trumpet. Hymphrey Lyttelton's aggregation was the only one listing a guitar man, so we conclude that this set list was compiled by Humphrey or one of his men.

$30.00

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