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  1. Cotton Club Parade, 2nd World's Fair Edition.
    KIRK, Andy, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mary Lou Williams et al. Cotton Club Parade, 2nd World's Fair Edition.

    New York : 1940

    Uncommon programme for the Cotton Club's second version of its World's Fair show, Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy replacing Cab Calloway as house orchestra; music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin, choreography by the great Clarence Robinson, show featuring Buck & Bubbles, Tip, Tap & Toe, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mary Lew sic. Williams and Monchito,... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 150387

  2. Paris Hilton CD.
    BANKSY - DANGER MOUSE. Paris Hilton CD.

    London : 2006

    First edition, first printing, with the white label signed by Banksy in black felt tip as Paris with a heart and a kiss, and the correct etched code R049 1712 5155 on the back of the CD. Banksy tampered with the release of socialite Paris Hilton's music CD by replacing the printed booklet and insert with his own and the music with a Danger Mouse remix,... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 145956

  3. "Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong ham it up backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City during tribute to the Duke".
    ELLINGTON, Duke, & Louis Armstrong. "Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong ham it up backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City during tribute to the Duke".

    New York : 1970

    As the press slug states, this delightfully candid image captures Duke and Pops hamming it up backstage on the night that Duke and his orchestra played "A Duke Ellington Tribute and NAACP Benefit" at Madison Square Garden, Monday, 23 February 1970.

    "The six-and-a-half-hour concert (7.30 pm -2.00am) is emceed by Sammy Davis Jr with Clark Terry's... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 150469

  4. [Title in Russian:] Koncert dzhaz ansambl' - chasti vojsk nkvd.
    JAZZ IN RUSSIA. [Title in Russian:] Koncert dzhaz ansambl' - chasti vojsk nkvd.

    Russia : c.1945

    A genuinely remarkable object, advertising a jazz concert for NKVD units - the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, successors to the notorious OGPU - during the Second World War. The NKVD was renamed the MVD - Ministry of Internal Affairs - in 1946, so the event was clearly planned in wartime. Rather than the free expression and improvisations... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 149782

  5. Collection of manuscript band parts for some of her most famous songs.
    MORGAN, Helen. Collection of manuscript band parts for some of her most famous songs.

    1920-30s

    Fascinating collection of original band parts used by one of the foremost torch singers of the period. Helen Morgan (1900-1941) lived a life that would not have seemed out of place had it been written into a Kern-Hammerstein musical. All the signs of use that these working scores display make for a highly evocative glimpse into the career of an unforgettable... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 150139

  6. The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973.
    BOWIE, David - ROCK, Mick. The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973.

    Cologne : 2015

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 1,490 of 1,972 copies signed by both Bowie and Rock. This unique collection features many iconic images from Bowie's official photographer between 1972 and 1973, taken during the launch of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 150018

  7. Select Harmony, containing in a plain and concise manner the rules of singing, together with a collection of Psalm tunes, hymns, and anthems.
    LAW, Andrew. Select Harmony, containing in a plain and concise manner the rules of singing, together with a collection of Psalm tunes, hymns, and anthems.

    [Cheshire, CT : 1782 or later?]

    Law's influential Select Harmony was the first American tune book to contain roughly equal amounts of both English and American music. While earlier tune books focused heavily or entirely on English music, Law combined English songs with many New England pieces, the majority of which had not been previously published. It is now considered "an archetypal... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 146766

  8. The Ballad of Barnaby.
    AUDEN, W. H. The Ballad of Barnaby.

    New York : 1970

    First edition in book form, first printing, signed by the author on the title page, his printed name struck through.

    Charles Turner, a teacher at Wykeham Rise School in Washington, Connecticut, wrote to Auden requesting that he write something "based on the medieval legend of The Juggler of Notre Dame, for which music would be composed by my... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 148192

  9. Reflections.
    TYNER, McCoy. Reflections.

    Berkeley, CA. : 1981

    First pressing, signed generously by Tyner in black marker pen on the front cover, "'Good luck' McCoy Tyner".

    "When pianist McCoy Tyner moved to CBS in the early '80s, Milestone released Reflections, a two-record retrospective of Tyner's recordings from 1972 to 1975. The selections were taken from the following albums: Sahara, Song For My Lady,... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 149037

  10. Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette.
    HAMILTON, Chico. Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette.

    Hollywood, CA. : 1979

    Signed cleanly and in full by Chico Hamilton in black marker pen on the front cover. This is the 1979 Japanese pressing, retaining the original liner notes (in Japanese) and obi band, of an early Hamilton album, originally issued in 1956.

    In his study of West Coast jazz, distinguished music historian Ted Gioia writes, "Hamilton's quintet was... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 149046

  11. The Witch Doctor.
    BLAKEY, Art. The Witch Doctor.

    New York : 1967

    First pressing, signed boldly in full by Blakey in black marker pen across the back cover. This excellent album captures one of the finest Messenger aggregations: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor), Bobby Timmons (piano), and Jymie Merritt (bass).

    Cook and Morton remark that "The Witch Doctor continued the good run of early 60s Blue... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 149057

  12. Drum Suite.
    BLAKEY, Art. Drum Suite.

    New York : 1967

    Signed flamboyantly in full by Blakey in black marker pen across the back cover. This is the 1967 pressing of an album originally released a decade earlier and featuring The Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble on side 1 and the Jazz Messengers on the reverse, making this a most attractive setting for Blakey's autograph.

    "Recorded in 1956, Art Blakey's... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 149004

  13. It's About Time.
    EDWARDS, Teddy. It's About Time.

    Hollywood, CA. : 1960

    Inscribed neatly by Edwards in blue ballpoint in the left margin of the back cover, "Sincerely, Teddy Edwards". This is the first stereo pressing (released simultaneously in mono) of a studio date that teams the tenorist with pianist Les McCann, who supplies some funky accompaniment, and his trio of bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Ron Jefferson.... Learn More
    £195.00

    Stock Code: 149014

  14. Sunflower.
    JACKSON, Milt. Sunflower.

    New York : 1973

    First pressing, signed cleanly and in full by Jackson in black ballpoint on the back cover. This is a lapidary "with strings" date, that sets Bags against lush backdrops by Grammy Award-winning arranger Don Sebesky, who played trombone with the Maynard Ferguson and Stan Kenton bands. Freddie Hubbard's burnished flugeling adds lustre to the proceedings.... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 148966

  15. Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey - On View at the Five Spot Cafe.
    BURRELL, Kenny. Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey - On View at the Five Spot Cafe.

    Paris : 1986

    Signed cleanly and in full by Burrell in black ballpoint on the back cover, "To Stan, Best wishes! Kenny Burrell". This is the 1986 French pressing of an attractive live date recorded on 26 August 1959 at the famous New York club and released in 1960. The "star-crossed" tenorist Tina Brooks shares the front line (Cook & Morton).

    "Recommended... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 148976

  16. Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party.
    GRIFFIN, Johnny. Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party.

    New York : 1976

    Signed by Griffin boldly and cleanly in black marker pen on the front cover. "The deal here was that the band would play live, not in a club, but before an invited studio audience. The atmosphere is loose and relaxed, and Babs Gonzales MCs in an attempt to authenticate the live atmosphere" (Cook & Morton). Griffin plays attractively throughout, with... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 148805

  17. Together.
    TYNER, McCoy. Together.

    Berkeley, CA. : 1979

    First pressing, signed boldly in full by Tyner in blue marker pen on the front cover. The pianist joined "the more commercially oriented" Milestone label in 1972, and "with a band of younger newcomers began to hone an acoustic mix of postbop, chantlike Coltrane-esque hooks and Latin grooves that would bring him a big popular following" (John Fordham,... Learn More
    £295.00

    Stock Code: 148959

  18. Billie Holiday Favorites.
    HOLIDAY, Billie. Billie Holiday Favorites.

    New York : 1951

    First pressing. Down Beat reviewed the album on 20 April '51, remarking, "An LP of Holiday reissues that spot her with Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Georgie Auld, and many others. You've already read thousands of tributes to Billie, this won't be another. Suffice it to say that this item is a must" (cited in Vail, p. 138). Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 148688

  19. Billie Holiday Sings.
    HOLIDAY, Billie. Billie Holiday Sings.

    New York : 1950

    First pressing of this highly appealing album of standards, including "the Man I Love", "All of Me", "Let's Do It", and "You Go to My Head"; Buck Clayton and Prez are in attendance. "A husky voice, a flair for sultry phrasing which has never been surpassed, and a melodic inventiveness which twisted pop tunes into unexpected gems" (liner notes). Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 148697

  20. Les années Jazz Magazine: 40 ans de passion.
    JAZZ MAGAZINE. Les années Jazz Magazine: 40 ans de passion.

    Paris : 1994

    First edition, first printing, of this handsomely produced survey of the first 40 years of one of Europe's leading jazz periodicals, established in 1950.

    Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 148144

  21. Five on Eight.
    JONES, Rufus. Five on Eight.

    Philadelphia : 1964

    First and sole pressing of Rufus "Speedy" Jones's only album as leader, inscribed in blue ballpoint on the back cover, "To Lee, I thank you for buying the album, Rufus Jones"; by Duke Ellington ("To my friend Lee"); and by altoist Johnny Hodges, and trumpeters Cat Anderson and Cootie Williams, presumably garnered later while Jones was with the Ellington... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 148489

  22. Jazz.
    WHITEMAN, Paul, & Mary Margaret McBride. Jazz.

    New York : 1926

    First edition, first printing, with the decidedly uncommon and eye-catching dust jacket. Given Whiteman's enormous popularity - he was the first jazz superstar and one of the highest-paid musicians in the world - the first edition of this autobiography-cum-overview of the new music is surprisingly uncommon

    Whiteman (1890-1967) was once a hugely... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 144991

  23. Grapefruit.
    ONO, Yoko. Grapefruit.

    New York : 1970

    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by both Yoko Ono and John Lennon to the legendary American broadcaster and interviewer Dick Cavett on the front free endpaper "To Dick, Love, Yoko & John 71" with two additional caricature self-portraits.

    A superb presentation of one of the defining artist's books of the 1960s, most... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 148969

  24. Remembered For A While; The John Peel Session; Remembered by Julian Lloyd.
    DRAKE, Nick - DRAKE, Gabrielle (ed.) Remembered For A While; The John Peel Session; Remembered by Julian Lloyd.

    London : 2014

    The Numbered Boxed Signature Edition, number 498 of 1,000 copies only, signed by Gabrielle Drake and Cally Callomon on the limitation slip mounted on the title page; photograph portfolio signed by Julian Lloyd on the limitation slip. This is a superb copy.

    "Nick Drake: Remembered for a While is not so much a memoir or biography as a compendium... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 149645

  25. Box of Pin-Ups.
    BAILEY, David. Box of Pin-Ups.

    London : [1965]

    First edition, sole impression, signed by Bailey on the front cover of the box and additionally signed on the verso of the John Lennon and Paul McCartney image. This seminal collection of portraits by Bailey is one of the great iconic representations of the Swinging Sixties in London. The subjects typify the newly formed social elite ranging from the... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 148280

  26. Early Work 1970-1979.
    SMITH, Patti. Early Work 1970-1979.

    New York : 1994

    First edition, first printing, cloth issue, signed by Smith on the title page and scarce thus. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 148659

  27. Instant Lives.
    MOSS, Howard - GOREY, Edward. Instant Lives.

    New York : 1974

    First trade edition, first printing. A humorous take on the lives of famous painters, authors and performers such as James Joyce, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Mozart and Gertrude Stein. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 148447

  28. Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker.
    PARKER, Charlie. REISNER, Robert George "Bob". Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker.

    New York : 1962

    First edition, this copy warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To that marvellous, erudite, eminently self-cultivated guy Jan Kindler who always comes up with some new shit that gasses me, Bob Reisner". The recipient is name-checked in the acknowledgements to Robert S. Gold's Jazz Lexicon as "writer-jazz devotee", and contributed to such early... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 148331

  29. The Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz.
    ARONOWITZ, Al. The Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz.

    Bearsville, NY : 1981

    Aronowitz was one of the first professional journalists to cover rock music, developing lasting friendships, and enmities, with many of his stellar subjects, writing " in a smooth yet informal voice and frequently including himself in the story, an early proponent of the participatory style later called New Journalism" (NYT obituary). Fired by The New... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146261

  30. Saxophone Colossus.
    ROLLINS, Sonny. Saxophone Colossus.

    New York : c.1975

    Signed boldly in full by the great tenorist in fine-nibbed black marker pen across the front cover; if Rollins's autograph were desired on any one album it would be this one, his "undisputed masterpiece", according to The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, and one of the greatest of jazz albums.

    Saxophone Colossus is accorded the maximum four-star... Learn More
    £685.00

    Stock Code: 144638

  31. All What Jazz.
    LARKIN, Philip. All What Jazz.

    London : 1970

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of 94 jazz reviews that Larkin wrote for The Daily Telegraph during the 1960s. This copy is from the library of publisher John K. Martin (b. 1930), founder of the Black Sparrow Press, with his book label on the rear pastedown. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 146757

  32. Le Don Juan de Mozart.
    MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus - GOUNOD, Charles. Le Don Juan de Mozart.

    Paris : 1890

    First edition, an exceptional presentation copy to the proprietor of the famed Montmartre cabaret Le Chat Noir, inscribed on the half-title "À Monsieur Rodolphe. Salis, Hommage de l'auteur Ch. Gounod". The book is a study of Mozart's Don Juan that reveals its particular importance to Gounod, and its continuing influence on his life and work: "The score...... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 142346

  33. Open Sky. Sonny Rollins and his world of improvisation.
    ROLLINS, Sonny - NISENSON, Eric. Open Sky. Sonny Rollins and his world of improvisation.

    New York : 2000

    First edition, first printing. This copy signed by Rollins on the front free endpaper. A sincere student and practitioner of yoga and meditation, Rollins is an extremely reluctant signer. The present copy was signed at an event in 2008 at the Center for the Humanities, CUNY, "Sonny Rollins & Gary Giddins: Conversations in the Humanities." Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 44387

  34. The Song Book.
    COWARD, Noël. The Song Book.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the title page to the author and one time "King of Redonda", Jon Wynne-Tyson (1924-2020) "For Jon, from Noël, 1954", the year he founded the Centaur Press, and with his ink ownership inscription to front pastedown. Uncommon signed and in the jacket, this album collects 51 of Coward's most famous songs of... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 144519

  35. Moonage Daydream.
    BOWIE, David, & Mick Rock. Moonage Daydream.

    Guildford : 2002

    Signed limited edition, number 312 of 350 deluxe copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, with an additional photograph of Bowie signed by Mick Rock and specially bound, from a total edition of 2,500 copies. "Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust LP's original release, Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143523

  36. Lyrics from Sappho.
    SAPPHO - SALTER, Mary Turner. Lyrics from Sappho.

    New York : 1909

    First edition of this musical rendition of Sappho's poetry, the words taken from Bliss Carman's 1904 translation Sappho One Hundred Lyrics and set to music by the soprano and composer Mary Elizabeth Turner Salter (1856-1938). Turner was one of the founding members of the American Society of Women Composers.

    Lyrics from Sappho is a typical example... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132586

  37. "My Brother's Keeper".
    MUHAMMAD ALI - GREGORY, Dick. "My Brother's Keeper".

    Pittsburgh : 1964

    First pressing, with a fine provenance: signed in full on the back cover in blue ball-point pen by Muhammad Ali, a close friend of Gregory - who was also nutritional adviser and jogging partner to Ali - who described the comedian as "one of the greatest Americans of modern times" (cited in an Independent profile of 19 December 2004).

    Additionally... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144644

  38. Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio.
    WESTON, Randy. Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio.

    Japan : 1974

    Signed flamboyantly by Weston in red marker pen on the back cover, "To Eugene, Randy Weston"; the recipient adding his name and spiral motif in green marker pen at the foot, "Timiraos". Albums autographed by Weston are certainly not common.

    An appealing provenance: born in Havana, Eugene Timiraos (1955-2018) was a graduate of the UCLA Film School... Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 144665

  39. Paragon.
    RIVERS, Sam, & Dave Holland. Paragon.

    France : 1977

    First pressing of the first album issued by the short-lived Fluid label, signed boldly in full in black marker pen on the front cover by Sam Rivers and Dave Holland; the pairing of these autographs is highly uncommon.

    The French avant-garde label Fluid released just four albums but in doing so managed to record Archie Shepp (A Touch of the Blues... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 144634

  40. Flight to Denmark.
    JORDAN, Duke. Flight to Denmark.

    Copenhagen and Tokyo : 1980

    Signed by Jordan in black marker pen on the front cover, "Thank you - Duke Jordan". The pianist, whose work is "enlivened by a delightfully crisp touch and unexpected turns of phrase" (Brian Priestley in Jazz: The Rough Guide) had been away from the studio for many years before returning and recording initially for the Danish SteepleChase label.

    Here... Learn More
    £235.00

    Stock Code: 144625

  41. Jazz Raga.
    SZABO, Gabor. Jazz Raga.

    New York : 1967

    Attractively inscribed by Szabor in blue ball-point pen on the inside cover, "To Jo Rae The swingingest lady on air (or is it in the air ?), Sincerely Gabor Szabo"; the recipient may be Jo Rae Di Menno, a major figure on the Texas music scene, at one time a DJ at Cardi's, a popular Houston club.

    First pressing of this cult album, enhanced enormously... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 144619

  42. Blue Duke.
    JORDAN, Duke. Blue Duke.

    Japan : 1983

    First pressing, signed by Jordan in full in black marker pen on the front cover. "This trio set by pianist Duke Jordan (with bassist Harry Memmery and drummer James Martin) differs from his usual recordings in putting an emphasis on blues, although not exclusively. Jordan performs six of his originals (including "No Problem," "Ben Sugar Blues," "Jordu"... Learn More
    £195.00

    Stock Code: 144623

  43. Farewell Keystone.
    HUTCHERSON, Bobby. Farewell Keystone.

    California : 1988

    Original pressing of this excellent live album, signed in full by the great vibraphonist on the back cover in fine-nibbed black marker pen; additionally signed generously (twice!) by bassist Buster Williams across his portraits on the back in silver marker and black ball-point pens.

    Farewell Keystone is awarded four (out of five) stars by AllMusic,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144588

  44. The Fabulous Gerry Mulligan Quartet.
    MULLIGAN, Gerry, & Bob Brookmeyer. The Fabulous Gerry Mulligan Quartet.

    France : 1971

    A fine pairing of autographs: signed by both Mulligan and Brookmeyer in black and blue marker pen respectively across the inside of gatefold. This is the 1971 reissue of the June 1954 Salle Pleyel gig, originally released in 1955 on Pacific Jazz as Paris Concert. AllMusic describes it as "cool jazz at its best, played with plenty of wit and creativity".... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 144579

  45. Gil's Guests.
    MELLE, Gil. Gil's Guests.

    New York : 1990

    Lengthy presentation inscription by Melle in blue ball-point pen on front cover, "July '93 - To my friend Dan Thomas Have a wonderful, and by all means, a productive life! It is a great pleasure to know you God bless your ears! Gil Melle"; the recipient is almost certainly saxophonist Dan Thomas, who moved to the States from his native Canada in 1993,... Learn More
    £385.00

    Stock Code: 144581

  46. Black Glory.
    WALDRON, Mal. Black Glory.

    Munich : c.2000

    Attractively signed by Waldron in blue ball-point pen on the front cover, "To Corvanvelsen, Thanks a lot for listening Mal Waldron"; the recipient is almost certainly the Dutch illustrator and graphic designer Cor van Velsen (1921-2010), who executed some stylish covers for Philips, including that for an eye-catching jazz compilation of 1959.

    This... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144549

  47. The Call.
    WALDRON, Mal. The Call.

    Japan : 1971

    Rare Japanese sample pressing signed cleanly by Waldron in full in blue ball-point pen on the front cover. The Call features Waldron on electric piano, accompanied by Jimmy Jackson on electric organ, Eberhard Weber on bass and Fred Braceful on drums. Photos and stylish album design are by the great Japanese jazz photographer Katsuji Abe.

    This... Learn More
    £285.00

    Stock Code: 144559

  48. Black Unity.
    SANDERS, Pharoah. Black Unity.

    New York : 1972

    Signed and dated in full by Sanders in black marker pen on the inside front cover, "Pharoah Sanders, 2000". First pressing, dated 1971 on the label, of one of the highpoints in the Pharoah catalogue, "skimpy as to length, but packed with interest" (Penguin Guide); the great African-American photographer Chuck Stewart provided the striking portraits... Learn More
    £295.00

    Stock Code: 144520

  49. Bap-Tizum.
    ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO. Bap-Tizum.

    New York : 1973

    First pressing, signed in black marker pen on the front cover by Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and Corey Wilkes (who has adorned his autograph with a thumbnail sketch of a trumpet and a cluster of notes). Recorded live at the 1972 Ann Arbor Festival, Bap-Tizum "was the Art Ensemble's breakthrough - however short-lived - onto a major US label" (AllMusic).... Learn More
    £385.00

    Stock Code: 144530

  50. Sahara.
    TYNER, McCoy. Sahara.

    New York : 1972

    Signed boldly by Tyner on the front cover in black marker pen, "To Ed, McCoy Tyner". This is the first pressing of the great pianist's first album for Milestone, voted Record of the Year by the Down Beat critics, "a deservedly successful release, which transformed his career" (Ian Carr in Jazz: The Rough Guide).

    The quartet comprises Sonny Fortune... Learn More
    £295.00

    Stock Code: 144535

  51. Morning. The Savoy Sessions.
    LATEEF, Yusef. Morning. The Savoy Sessions.

    New York : 1976

    Signed attractively on the front cover by Lateef in black marker pen, "Dear Sister Sylvia, in Peace, Bro. Yusef Lateef"; it is tempting to speculate that this may be Sylvia Shemwell (1941-2010), singer with The Sweet Inspirations the vocal group who most famously backed Elvis - but who also appeared on the multi-instrumentalist's 1968 Atlantic album... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144538

  52. Reflections: Steve Lacy plays Thelonious Monk.
    LACY, Steve. Reflections: Steve Lacy plays Thelonious Monk.

    Los Angeles : 1983

    Lacy's first all-Monk album and the first album made up entirely of Monk compositions recorded by another artist, signed boldly in full in black marker pen on the front cover. Lacy's is an uncommon autograph and the context here is highly appealing, as the soprano master devoted much thought to exploring Monk's work.

    This is a reissue of the... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144542

  53. Blues for Harvey.
    GRIFFIN, Johnny. Blues for Harvey.

    Copenhagen : 1973

    Signed flamboyantly by the Little Giant in blue ball-point pen at the top left corner of the back cover, "The Best, Johnny Griffin". This is the first pressing of the original Danish release and, according to The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, "provides some characteristically vivid tenor playing". The cover portrait captures the Zapata-moustachioed... Learn More
    £385.00

    Stock Code: 144500

  54. Paris Concert.
    GILLESPIE, Dizzy. Paris Concert.

    Los Angeles : 1972

    Signed cleanly by Diz in full in blue ball-point pen on the back cover. This is a US reissue of Gillespie's 9 February 1953 Salle Pleyel concert, originally released on Disques Vogue in 1962; there were many reissues, testimony to the sheer excitement of this gig.

    Diz was travelling with Bill Graham (alto and baritone), and regular fixtures... Learn More
    £295.00

    Stock Code: 144504

  55. Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones.
    SHEPP, Archie. Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones.

    France : 1970

    Signed cleanly by Shepp in blue ball-point pen on a light area of the front cover, incorporating the Swahili word for freedom: "Uhuru! Archie Shepp, 23/2/00".

    An interesting and approachable teaming of Shepp, who also features on piano, with Philly Joe Jones, remembered, of course, for his association with Miles's first great quintet, and a... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144515

  56. Gone with Golson.
    GOLSON, Benny. Gone with Golson.

    New Jersey : 1960

    Signed by Golson in black marker pen at top left corner of front cover, "Benny Golson, Feb. 9, 2000". Original pressing of one of Golson's best albums from this period; the quirky pea-green cover photo showing Benny holding aloft an umbrella seems to imply that with one gust of wind he may well be "gone". Golson's is an uncommon autograph.

    The... Learn More
    £775.00

    Stock Code: 144480

  57. The Apartment.
    GORDON, Dexter. The Apartment.

    Copenhagen : 1975

    Signed boldly in full by Gordon in black marker pen on left side of front cover. This is the first Japanese pressing of Dexter's first album as leader for the Danish SteepleChase label. Here he is teamed with Kenny Drew (piano), the ever-reliable Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Bass) and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums).

    Gordon had settled in a... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 144482

  58. Bahiana.
    GILLESPIE, Dizzy. Bahiana.

    Los Angeles : 1976

    Signed cleanly in full by the great trumpeter in ball-point pen on the front cover in the year of the album's release: "To Roffe, Dizzy Gillespie, '76"; the recipient may be Swedish jazz accordionist Roffe Söderberg. This is the first pressing of "one of Dizzy Gillespie's finest albums of the decade" (AllMusic).

    The Penguin Guide remarks that... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 144487

  59. Mr. Rhythm.
    GREEN, Freddie. Mr. Rhythm.

    New York : 1956

    Signed by Freddie Green and pianist Nat Pierce in black ball-point pen on the front cover; the guitarist's signature a little stuttery due to an obdurate nib. An attractive and uncommon pair of signatures. This is the first pressing of Green's first 12-inch LP outing as leader - for nigh-on fifty years he was a rock in the Basie rhythm section.

    Not... Learn More
    £385.00

    Stock Code: 144498

  60. Lionel Hampton 6: "Extra Takes" (1941-1949).
    HAMPTON, Lionel. Lionel Hampton 6: "Extra Takes" (1941-1949).

    France : 1975

    Signed across the back cover by Hamp and a constellation of stars from his orchestra: trumpeter Joe Newman, altoist Marshall Royal, and a trio of standout tenorists, Dexter Gordon, Illinois Jacquet, and Arnett Cobb (who obligingly dates his signature to "7/11/78"). Opportunities to obtain a smattering of signatures by Hampton alumni "gathered under... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 144454

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