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  1. A Pictorial History of Jazz.
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    A Pictorial History of Jazz.

    People and Places from New Orleans to Modern Jazz.
    Early printing of this essential jazz visual reference, from the estate of jazz discographer and collector, Rudolph Dorn, with his book stamp to the front free endpaper. Signed, and occasionally inscribed, to Dorn at their respective photographs by twenty-six jazz luminaries; trumpeters, Chet Baker, Roy Eldridge, Joe Newman, Wild Bill Davison, Yank Lawson and Billy Butterfield; drummer Art Blakey, saxophonists, Johnny Hodges (who has not stinted in signing three times), Benny Carter, Al Cohn, Bud Freeman and Eddie Miller; by clarinetist, Peanuts Hucko, vibraphonist Red Norvo, and vocalist Mildred Bailey; orchestra leader and pianist Count Basie, pianists Oscar Peterson, Dick Wellstood and Art Hodes (twice signed); and bassist, Ray Brown, trombonists Lawrence Brown and Kai Winding, guitarists Tal Farlow, Al Casey, Barney Kessel and Eddie Durham. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: [c.1965]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 77484

    Signed: Yes

    Reserve

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