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    Aux Frontières du Jazz.

    Préface de Pierre Mac Orlan.
    Fourth edition, same year as the first. This copy with the ownership inscription of legendary record producer and A & R man Hugh Mendl. Radley- and Oxford-educated - the present volume has a contemporary bookseller's ticket for Parker's of Broad Street - Mendl's head was turned by jazz in the 30s, and he joined Decca Records, where his grandfather was chairman. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 76969

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  2. Louis Armstrong. Le Roi du Jazz.

    Louis Armstrong. Le Roi du Jazz.

    First edition. Goffin was a Belgian lawyer, poet and author, a Stormy Petrel of the Nazi invasion, who fled to the USA in 1939. In 1932 he had published Aux Frontières du Jazz., one of the earliest serious analyses of the jazz, and contributed "The Best Negro Jazz Orchestra," translated by Beckett, to Nancy Cunard's Negro anthology. Learn More
    £95

    Date of Publication: 1947

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    Stock Code: 67123

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