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  1. The Story of Jazz.
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    The Story of Jazz.

    First edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Libby - you know [underlined] who my favourite sister is!" A landmark jazz history by the founder of the Institute of Jazz Studies. One of the most influential, if controversial, of all jazz studies, translated into twelve languages and never out of print since its first publication in 1956. Stearns was one of the first jazz scholars to examine in detail the West African musical tradition and to argue for the vital role role it played in the development of jazz. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 83686

    Signed: Yes

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