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BERNHARD, Edmond & Jacques de Vergnies. Apologie du Jazz.
Brussels : 1945 [printed September, 1944]First edition. Attractive and uncommon. Paean to jazz with prefaces by the Belgian jazz pianist John Ouwerx, and the composer and journalist Jacques Stehman. Edmond Bernhard became a well-known film-maker and lecturer on cinema. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 143451
CHARTERS, Samuel B. The Country Blues.
London : 1960First UK edition, first impression, following the US first of the preceding year, presented here in the superb dust jacket by Denis Piper, who produced some stunning cover art for Penguin in the 50s and 60s. The Country Blues is an important work, "the first book-length study of the genre, and its vivid portraits of musicians such as Barbecue Bob and... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 142985
OLIVER, Paul. Screening the Blues:
London : 1968First edition, first impression. An important early contribution to the serious study of the origins of the Blues and certainly difficult to find in anything approaching such sharp condition, as here. Paul Oliver "first encountered the music as a teenager, hearing black American servicemen singing a work song. In the 50s he studied the field recordings... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 142989
DIXON, Robert M. W., & John Godrich. Recording the Blues.
New York : 1970First US edition, first printing, published simultaneously in the UK by Studio Vista; both soft and hardback versions were issued, the latter being decidedly uncommon.
Recording the Blues is a volume in the series the "Blues Paperbacks," edited by the doyen of British blues historians, Paul Oliver, each title written by acknowledged experts in... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142999
CHARTERS, Samuel B. The Bluesmen: the story and the music of the men who made the Blues.
New York : 1967First edition, first printing, issued in both softcover and hardback, the latter now difficult to find. An important study by one of the pioneering writers on the blues, covering the life and work of such greats as Robert Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Charley Patton, Bukka White, and Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Samuel Charters (1929-2015) was also... Learn More£60.00
Stock Code: 143046
GRIFFIN, Johnny. Blues for Harvey.
Copenhagen : 1973Signed 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
RAINEY, Gertrude "Ma". Double-sided broadsheet: "Smart Set Presenting Ma Raniey [sic], The Great "Blues" Singer and Twenty Other All Star Acts with The Greatest Colored Show on Earth".
Erie, PA : 1917A remarkable survival, a striking, and almost impossibly fragile piece documenting the birth of the blues and the inception of the solo career of the genre's first headline performer, the "Mother of the Blues", Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, the original black diva, and a gay icon who took the blues from minstrelsy to authenticity, from tent show to the Library... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 143268
MELLE, Gil. Gil's Guests.
New York : 1990Lengthy 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
COLEMAN, Ornette. Ornette Coleman in Concert, August Fifth Nineteen Hundred Sixty-eight - original Fillmore West 1968 concert poster.
San Francisco : 1968Brilliantly effective, big and bold psychedelic poster for an appearance by free jazz innovator Coleman at Bill Graham's Fillmore West. This poster was not numbered in the Bill Graham/Fillmore series - it would fall between BG 131 and 132 - but does feature in the Unusual Fillmore Shows section in the Art of Rock (p.153, plate 2.80).
Line up... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139625
BLAKEY, Art. A Jazz Message: Art Blakey Quartet featuring McCoy Tyner, Sonny Stitt, Art Davies.
New York : 1972Signed flamboyantly by McCoy Tyner and Art Blakey on inside cover.
Originally recorded in the summer of 1963 and released in February of the following year, The Jazz Message garners an affectionate review from The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, "A paradox: Blakey-led, but not a Messengers date; taped at Van Gelder's, but not for Blue Note.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 144405
HANDEL, George Frideric. Eighteenth-century religious musical manuscript, but including notation of minuets by Handel.
English : c.1750Unusual mid-eighteenth century manuscript in an unknown hand largely comprised of liturgical music, but with the almost surreptitious inclusion of minuets by Handel. The first six rectos carry neumatic notation in brown and red ink of a Kyrie, Gloria, Credo and Sanctus from a so far unidentified Mass. Then spread over the versos of the first four of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134794
MINGUS, Charles. Beneath the underdog.
London : 1971First UK edition same year as the US, of this classic jazz life, this copy inscribed on the half-title, "Ming wishes the best to Ronnie Scott, Charles Mingus". Very rarely found signed, let alone inscribed, and here with a splendid association. The famously irascible - understatement - Mingus said of Scott, "Of the white boys, Ronnie Scott gets closer... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 144648
GILLESPIE, Dizzy. Paris Concert.
Los Angeles : 1972Signed 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
BURRELL, Kenny. Freedom.
New York : 1980Inscribed by Burrell on the back cover in blue ball-point pen, "To Don, Best wishes! Kenny Burrell". Brian Priestley writes of Burrell that he manages to be "both boppy and bluesy without being boring, he has furthered the Charlie Christian style better than almost anyone else" (Jazz: The Rough Guide, 1995). Burrell's is not a common autograph.
Freedom... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 144414
ADDERLEY, Julian "Cannonball", & Art Farmer. John Benson Brooks' Alabama Concerto featuring Cannonball Adderley / Art Farmer.
New York : 1959Signed by both leading protagonists: "Julian Cannonball Adderley" in blue ball-point on the front cover, and similarly by Art Farmer on the back; a highly unusual pairing of signatures by two of the leading horn men of the period.
An intriguing and highly listenable album, teaming Adderley and Farmer with Barry Galbraith (guitar), Milt Hinton... Learn More£795.00
Stock Code: 144465
GOLSON, Benny. Gone with Golson.
New Jersey : 1960Signed 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
GILLESPIE, Dizzy, & James Moody. Soul & Salvation.
New York : 1969A fine pairing of autographs: Diz signs in red ball-point pen on the back cover, alongside his long-time stablemate, tenorist James Moody, who has signed playfully in black marker pen, adorning the "J" in his first name with the keys and bell of a saxophone and the "M" of his surname with his signature spectacles.
This is the first pressing... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 144505
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
RIVERS, Sam, & Dave Holland. Paragon.
France : 1977First 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
MUHAMMAD ALI - GREGORY, Dick. "My Brother's Keeper".
Pittsburgh : 1964First 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, retrieved 6 November... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 144644
SZABO, Gabor. Jazz Raga.
New York : 1967Attractively 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
DRUSKIN, Mikhail Semenovich. Ocherki po istorii tantseval'noi muzyki [Essays on the history of Dance Music].
Leningrad : 1936First and only edition. One of 3500 copies. Uncommon, just 14 copies on WorldCat. This is the first systematic work on dance music in Russian, which includes notable early criticism of Shostakovich's ballets. Mikhail Druskin (1905-1991), Soviet musicologist, was responsible for a wide range of cultural-historical publications, also working as a broadcaster.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126481
PORTER, Cole. Autograph letter signed to his lifelong friend, actor Monty Woolley.
Los Angeles : A very appealing, amusing, and warm autograph letter entirely in pencil and signed familiarly "Potah", to Porter's lifelong friend and Yale classmate, the actor Monty Woolley (1888-1963). Porter writes to Woolley at the Shubert Theatre, Boston, to congratulate him on the successful tryouts of the new Rodgers & Hart musical comedy On Your Toes, in which... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126892
BAKER, Joséphine. Les mémoires.
Paris : 1927First edition, the attractive large-paper limited issue on pur fil Lafuma, number 114 of 300 copies, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Josephine Baker, August 27/27 Paris": a carefully conserved copy of this fragile publication.
In his own memoirs Paul Colin remembers his first sight of Baker. "Then, naked but... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 130748
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nicolai. Principes d'Orchestration.
Paris : 1914First edition thus, with the Paris imprint, first published in 1905. This copy from the library of composer Lord Berners, and with his annotations in pencil, mostly consisting of marking passages for attention, but with occasional comment, such as his own calculation of orchestra numbers in the margin of the table p. 7, "horns & trumpets" p. 26, and... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 137505
CARUSO, Enrico - KEY, Pierre V. R., & Bruno Zirato. Enrico Caruso.
Boston : 1922First edition, first printing, deluxe issue, number 90 of 99 copies signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy and the authors; this copy subscribed for by the celebrated American soprano Marion Talley and presented here in a particularly handsome binding.
Of humble origins, Talley (1906-1983) revealed at an early age "unmistakable musical talents" and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132883
CLAXTON, William - LE QUERREC, Guy. Jazz comme une image.
Paris : 1993First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly on the title page to fellow jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named), thanking him for their improvised, yet long-awaited, encounter: "Avec ma pleine amitié et toute mon admiration. Le souvenir d'une rencontre, improvisée, que j'espérais depuis longtemps.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141756
RIMBAUD, Arthur; VIEILLARD, Roger (illus.) Hommage A Rimbaud.
Paris : 1945First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil "à Ralph Kirkpatrick pour 'les possibilités harmoniques' Roger Vieillard amicalement" inside the first blank, including two musical drawings, further drawings on the title page with the caption "pour Ralph Kirkparick" signed with Vieillard's "RV" monogram and dated "1942-1971-1982". This copy number... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135463
BLAKEY, Art. Art Blakey: A Night at Birdland.
New York : c. 1965Attractive pairing of two of Blakey's finest albums with the nascent Jazz Messengers, billed here as the Art Blakey Quintet, both signed boldly "Art Blakey" in blue marker pen across the back covers.
These two sets at Birdland in February 1954 featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, and Curley Russell. The discs are tagged as... Learn More£685.00
Stock Code: 144327
MULLIGAN, Gerry, & Bob Brookmeyer. The Fabulous Gerry Mulligan Quartet.
France : 1971A 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
ROLLING STONES - SYKES, Christopher Simon. The Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas 1975.
Guildford : 2006Signed limited edition, number 29 of 2,500 copies signed by the photographer Christopher Simon Sykes and the Rolling Stones tour manager Peter Rudge; this is one of 350 deluxe copies bound in full leather (the rest of the edition bound in quarter leather), with an additional photographic print of Mick Jagger signed by Sykes and a facsimile of the "Starship"... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141063