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MONK, Thelonious. Signed photograph.
New York : c.1981Signed "Thelonoius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 101072
BURRELL, Kenny. Kenny Burrell with Art Blakey - On View at the Five Spot Cafe.
Paris : 1986Signed 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
KONEN, Valentina. Puti amerikanskoi muziki [The ways of American music].
Moscow : 1961First edition, first impression, print-run of 5000. Detailed overview of American jazz. Soviet musicologist Valentina Konen (1909-1991) was one of the leading authorities on jazz culture in USSR. Born in Baku she left Russia after the October Revolution and spent 10 years in USA, studying at Juilliard (1924-9) specialising in piano. During her time... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 135739
WESTON, Randy. Get Happy with the Randy Weston Trio.
Japan : 1974Signed 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
LEONARD, Herman. The Eye of Jazz.
London : 1989First edition in English, first impression, originally published in French four years previously. This is an excellent collection of the work of one of the greats of jazz photography. As Francis Paudras writes in his introduction, "Herman Leonard's work comes close to pure art: in the beauty of the image, for the emotion and feeling that it radiates".
Apprenticed... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143044
LATEEF, Yusef. Morning. The Savoy Sessions.
New York : 1976Signed 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
BAKER, Dorothy. Young Man with a Horn.
London : 1938First UK edition, first impression, of Baker's first book, published in the US in the same year; this excellent copy from the publisher's archive.
"During this period Baker began to write about her favorite topic - the world of jazz. She said on one occasion, 'Jazz music was one of the very few things I knew much about, and the only thing, except... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 106270
LACY, Steve. Reflections: Steve Lacy plays Thelonious Monk.
Los Angeles : 1983Lacy'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
DICKENSON, Vic - SELCHOW, Manfred. Ding! Ding! A Bio-Discographical Scrapbook on Vic Dickenson.
Westoverledingen : 1998First edition of this uncommon, self-published tome, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Doug with best wishes Manfred Selchow, Dec. 4, 1998." The second of Selchow's acclaimed "bio-discographical" works, following his study of Edmond Hall. Described by the great Stanley Dance in Jazz Times as "a loving tribute to one of the Swing Era's... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 80071
WILDE, Laurent de. Monk.
Paris : 1996First edition. Award-winning biography of Monk by the French pianist Laurent de Wilde, this copy enigmatically inscribed by de Wilde. "For Max Roach whose help and love for art and music showed me the way into Thelonius's music. Too bad they wouldn't let me in".
De Wilde was educated at the École Normale Supérieure, received a music scholarship... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 76039
DURAND, François Félicien. MIOMANDRE, Francis de. Dancings.
Paris : 1932First published in an edition of 500, plus 25 copies hors commerce, this one of 15 offered on Madagascar - the third tier of the edition - and here accompanied by a nearly complete suite - it lacks two of the duller images - of the illustrations offered with the 10 copies on Japon impérial. Lighthearted celebration of the "flora" and "fauna" of the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 81635
CHILTON, John. Who's who of jazz. Storyville to Swing Street.
Philadelphia, New York, London : 1972First US edition, first printing. Chilton is probably best known for his work accompanying George Melly, but as a writer he was one of the few Europeans to win a Grammy - for his liner notes for Bunny Berigan (1983) - and the present work was considered by Phillip Larkin to be "one of the essential jazz books." Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 143021
CHILTON, John. Who's who of jazz. Storyville to Swing Street.
Philadelphia, New York, London : 1972First US edition. Chilton is probably best known for his work accompanying George Melly, but as a writer he was one of the few Europeans to win a Grammy - for his liner notes for Bunny Berigan (1983) - and the present work was considered by Phillip Larkin to be "one of the essential jazz books." Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 143459
JONES, Rufus. Five on Eight.
Philadelphia : 1964First 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
JORDAN, Duke. Flight to Denmark.
Copenhagen and Tokyo : 1980Signed 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
JORDAN, Duke. Blue Duke.
Japan : 1983First 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
HAMILTON, Chico. Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette.
Hollywood, CA. : 1979Signed 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
JAZZ IN RUSSIA. [Title in Russian:] Koncert dzhaz ansambl' - chasti vojsk nkvd.
Russia : c.1945A 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
DUKE, Vernon. Holograph Musical Quotation Signed: "April in Paris".
1941Boldly penned and lengthy musical quotation - the first seven measures including lyrics - of one of Duke's finest and most memorable compositions, neatly inscribed "To Lionel A. Aucoin from Vernon Duke Sept. 27th, 1941". "April in Paris" is, of course, one of the timeless standards of the "Great American Songbook", originally composed for the 1932 Broadway... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 121835
FLANAGAN, Tommy. Montreux '77.
Beverly Hills : 1977Signed cleanly by Flanagan in full, in ball-point pen on the front cover; a surprisingly uncommon signature. Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the "Detroit master" is supported here by Keter Betts and Bobby Durham (Penguin Guide).
Thomas Lee "Tommy" Flanagan (1930-2001) was a Detroit-born pianist probably best known for his over two... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 144409
McRAE, Carmen - SHAPIRO, Nat, & Nat HENTOFF, eds. Hear me talkin' to ya.
New York : 1955First edition, first printing, presentation copy from jazz singer Carmen McRae, inscribed boldly across the front free endpaper, "To Dan A Wonderful Friend My best wishes to you always. As ever Carmen". It is tempting to speculate that the recipient may be the distinguished jazz writer Dan Morgenstern (b. 1929). McRae's several contributions here... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 142976
MILLER, Paul Eduard, ed. Esquire's 1946 Jazz Book.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of this excellent overview of the jazz scene as the bop revolution was gathering pace; Bird is pictured ("Parker features a fast, driving style") and Esquire's "New Stars Band" features Bird as their alto pick and Erroll Garner for piano. The attractive dust jacket is by Esquire art director Tony Palazzo. Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 143012
HOLIDAY, Billie. Billie Holiday Favorites.
New York : 1951First 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