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MONK, Thelonious. Inscribed album cover for Criss-Cross.
Los Angeles : 1963Boldly signed in full on the upper part of the front cover "Good Luck always Mrs Tiejen, Thelonious Monk." We believe the recipient was Marian Tietjen (1920-2013), who "during her teenage years... worked as a waitress in La Grange Texas and, in her spare time, played piano in her father's jazz band... Many people who visited Swiss Alp Texas throughout... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 123055
PATCHEN, Kenneth & Charles Mingus. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.
New York : 1959"In the last two weeks of March 1959, the jazz bassist Charlie Mingus and the beat poet Kenneth Patchen performed on stage together at the Living Theatre in New York City. Mingus and his band improvised to jazz themes at the back, while Patchen read simultaneously from his poetry at the front. The Patchen/Mingus performances marked the climax of the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130511
HOLIDAY, Billie, with William DUFTY. Lady sings the Blues.
Garden City, New York : 1956First edition, first printing. "Billie Holiday remains among the most difficult of jazz artists to understand or study. Surrounded by a disturbing legend, it is very difficult to hear her clearly. The legendary suffering and mythopoeic pain which countless admirers have actively sought out in her work make it difficult for the merely curious to warm... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143006
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
JAZZ/SAMIZDAT - DORUZKA, Lubomir. Litso sovremennogo dzhaza [The Face of the Modern Jazz]
Minsk : 1973First Russian edition. This detailed overview of the trends in jazz current in the late 60s - early 70s was written in Czech by noted jazz critic Lubomír Dorůžka (1924-1970), and published by the state-run record label Supraphone in 1970, and it would appear that a copy was brought to the USSR and translated in Belarus soon after that. At the time... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 124913
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
YARDE, Richard. The Savoy Ballroom.
Boston : 1986First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, of this beautifully produced tribute to the famed Harlem ballroom; this copy unusual in being accompanied by an original watercolour signed "Yarde 83", showing one of the most renowned Savoy dancers of the 40s, the celebrated lindy hopper Willa Mae Ricker.
Richard Yarde (1939-2011) studied art at... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 132377
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
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
GERSHWIN, Ira - SELDES, Gilbert. The Seven Lively Arts.
New York & London : 1924First edition, signed limited issue, number 25 of 300 copies signed by the author and bound in Javanese batik; Ira Gershwin's copy, with his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. A superb Jazz Age association: Ira's younger brother and frequent collaborator, the composer George Gershwin, is mentioned many times throughout the book and his... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 128542
ROACH, Max. We Insist!
Japan : 1970Signed decisively by the great drummer, "Max R, 1977", in black marker pen on the front cover. We Insist! is accorded the maximum four-star rating by the Penguin Guide, classed as part of the "Core Collection" of any jazz library and given the rare accolade of a crown, "a special token of merit to denote records we feel a special admiration or affection... Learn More£435.00
Stock Code: 144639
DAVIS, Miles. Original souvenir programme for British tour of 1960.
London : 1960Highly attractive souvenir programme for Miles's 1960 tour with the "First Great Quintet", the exception to the classic line-up being that Sonny Stitt replaced Coltrane. Support was from The Jazz Five (Vic Ash, Harry Klein, Brian Dee, Malcolm Cecil, Bill Eyden). The lengthy essay on Miles is by the music publicist Keith Goodwin, "primarily a big-band... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 89837
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
ELSKEN, Ed van der. Jazz.
Amsterdam : 1959First edition, first printing, Dutch text. "The 1950s constituted a golden age for jazz music. The decade was also renowned for classic small-camera photography, much of it as rough and ready as the best experimental jazz. The two art forms combine to perfection in Ed van der Elsken's gem of a book, Jazz The result is not just a succession of musician's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132671
BLESH, Rudi. Shining Trumpets.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Frances Reitmeyer - a true devotee of the "righteous" jazz - with best personal wishes, Rudi Blesh, November 12, 1946", and by his daughter on the verso, "To Frances, this is an honour for me! Best wishes and love, Hilary Blesh".
Frances... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 133585
MARTIN, David Stone - DAVER, Manek. Jazz Graphics.
Tokyo : 1991First and only edition. Beautifully produced in limited numbers, this is the closest thing to a catalogue raisonné of the work of this prolific and highly influential artist-illustrator, Norman Granz's designer of choice for Jazz at the Philharmonic, and for the Clef, Norgran, and Verve labels. Learn More£395.00
Stock Code: 109129
CŒUROY, André & André Schaeffner. Le Jazz.
Paris : 1926First edition, this number 162 of an edition of 1625, this one of 1500 "standard" copies "sur vélin d'lafa teinté". An excellent copy of this important book. The work of a modernist music critic, Cœuroy, and an ethnomusicologist, Schaeffner - who in 1931 accompanied Michel Leiris on Marcel Griaule's Mission Dakar-Djibouti, to study the music of the... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 91512
JAZZ. Cotton Club Menu - Lenox Ave and 142 St.
New York : c.1930Highly appealing menu for the legendary original Harlem Cotton Club. Inevitable stereotypical artwork of the period, "bamboo" lettering, and a sharply dressed minstrel-like figure in a high hat accompanied by four scantily-clad "high yellow"chorines. The menu offers Chinese or American options, while only non-alcoholic beverages are offered, so a date... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 133607
CŒUROY, André & André Schaeffner. Le Jazz.
Paris : 1926First edition, this number VIII of an edition of 1625, being one of 10 copies "sur japon impérial". A superb copy of the tirage de tête of this important book. The work of a modernist music critic, Cœuroy, and an ethnomusicologist, Schaeffner - who in 1931 accompanied Michel Leiris on Marcel Griaule's Mission Dakar-Djibouti, to study the music of... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 102417
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
PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire du vrai jazz, original holograph manuscript.
[Paris? : 1950s]The original holograph manuscript of Histoire du vrai jazz (History of true jazz, published Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 1959) by the influential French jazz critic, historian and record producer Hugues Pannasié (1912-1974), here very attractively and imaginatively presented, the spine of the box labelled "La vraie histoire du jazz" ("The real... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 123995
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
JAZZ; Czech samizdat. Jazz.
Prague : 1947-8, & 1952First and only editions of both of these short-lived fugitive publications. The complete run of Jazz offers a fascinating view of the times. A well-produced, illustrated magazine that features reviews, pen pictures and features on American and other western jazz performers, the editorial direction changed radically following the coup d'état of 1948.... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 133392
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
JAZZ - DLUGACH, Mikhail. Kino-dzhaz (Cinema Jazz).
Moscow : 1937Uncommon, print run of just 8,000 copies. An advertisement for the Soviet Little peoples' circus group, the "Musical and Eccentric Group of Lilliputians", founded in late 1920s under direction of Mikhail Kachuriner (1896-1976), and continued until shortly after his death. The main accent was always on musical talent, the performers having musical instruments... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 124905
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
ARMSTRONG, Louis (inscr.); RAMSEY, Frederic, & Charles Edward Smith. Jazzmen.
New York : 1939First edition, this copy inscribed on the half-title, in characteristic green ink, by Louis Armstrong, "Best wishes to Louise from Louis Armstrong", and with a gift inscription to this recipient to the front free endpaper, dated in the year of publication. A classic jazz history, Jazzmen was one of the earliest books published in the US to treat jazz... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 80062
SARGEANT, Winthrop. Jazz Hot and Hybrid.
New York : 1938First edition, this copy inscribed "To my theory teacher Julius Gold, whose thorough scientific instruction in musical analysis contributed no little too the background of this volume. Winthrop Sergeant". Gold was a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Association, and a freelance teacher and musicologist. At 18... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 110619
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
HOLIDAY, Billie. Poster of Billie inscribed by Milt Hinton.
Philadelphia : 1981Emotive poster of the legendary singer, inscribed lower right by the celebrated bassist and photographer, Milt Hinton, "To Jeann Failows, thanks for your loyal support of jazz, as ever your Pal, Milt "Judge" Hinton, '82", and adding a sketch of a double bass.
Hinton's New York Times obituary noted, "He earned his nickname, the Judge, because... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133980
ABE, Katsuji. My People in Jazz.
Tokyo : 1975First edition, issued only in Japan. This scarce and fragile photobook comprises a personal selection from the career of the great Japanese jazz photographer/designer, with some stunning in-performance images of Monk, Miles, Trane, Duke, Diz, Getz, and many more. Katsuji Abe (1929-2008) remains the only Japanese to have received the prestigious Milt... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143042
COLEMAN, Ornette. Harmolodics - an autograph musical manuscript.
New York : c.1980A remarkable piece, we can trace no other Ornette Coleman musical manuscript ever having appeared on the market. Written in brown felt-tip, the sheet is inscribed lower right in black ink: "To Anthony / Thanks For Everything / Ornette Coleman." Harmolodics was the name that Coleman gave to his unique musical philosophy and compositional/improvisational... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 103666
LEONARD, Herman. L'Oeil du Jazz.
Paris : 1985True first edition. This copy inscribed by Leonard to French actor and film producer Claude Haymann, "A Claude Haymann En Sincère hommage, Herman Leonard", and extremely uncommon thus. On his return from the Second World War Leonard spent a year in Ottawa as apprentice to the great alchemist of photographic portraiture Yousuf Karsh. In 1948 he established... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 95748
ABE, Katsuji. My People in Jazz.
Tokyo : 1975First edition, issued only in Japan, presentation copy from the author, warmly inscribed in an elegant block printed script on the front free endpaper, "Bernard; Nice to meet and have known you, Through our friend in jazz, Ann, Thanks for everything, K. Abe, July 1 '80." A very nice copy of a scarce and fragile publication, this with excellent provenance.
The... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 44797
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
REINHARDT, Django. Jazz Hot,
Paris : December, 1936Special holiday issue of this influential French jazz periodical, this copy boldly signed by Django above the photograph of the Quintette. Features numerous photographs of early French and US jazz luminaries - Mezz Mezzrow on the cover, double-page centre spread including Quelques Musiciens Français, Chick Webb, Zutie Singleton, Bud Freeman and Bennie... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 83445
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
BECHET, Sidney. "Sentimental Mr. Bechet" - signed 45 rpm EP.
Paris : 1954Signed by Bechet and fellow clarinettist André Réwéliotty on label attached to front cover. Appealing EP, catching Bechet in the company of Claude Luter, Réwéliotty, and their respective bands, and including some of Bechet's signature pieces: "Summertime", "September Song", the self-penned "Petite Fleur" and "Jacqueline". The unsigned and unattributed... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 130115