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PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire des Disques Swing.
Geneva : 1944First edition. History of the label founded by Charles Delaunay and Panassié in 1937 to provide for the needs of the burgeoning French jazz market, here with a superb inscription from Panassié to the half-title; "To Paul and Gloria, faithful friends and unfaithful correspondents! Know that I often regret not having heard these discs without having... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 91511
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
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
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
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
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
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
BAKER, Joséphine, & Paul Colin. Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker.
Paris : 1927First edition, limited issue of 300 copies on large paper - pur fil Lafuma - this unnumbered and out of series. Inscribed by Paul Colin to critic and theatre manager Hanry-Jaunet, who at the time was general secretary of the Louis Jouvet-designed Studio des Champs-Elysées; "à l'ami Hanry-Jaunet en souvenirs des beaux soirs élyséens, cordialement... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 130854
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
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
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
MEZZROW, Milton "Mezz", & Bernard Wolfe. La rage de vivre.
Paris : 1951Second edition in French (following the first of 1950), originally published in the US in 1946. Boldly signed by Mezzrow in blue biro on the half-title, along with the signatures of four other jazz musicians: French pianist Claude Bolling, New Orleanian trumpeter Lee Collins, trombonist Jimmy Archey, and drummer Fred Moore; identifying annotations in... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123411
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
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
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
ARMSTRONG, Louis. Sugar Foot Stomp.
Chicago : 1926First edition, this first issue uncommon with WorldCat recording just three copies. A song of contested origins, based on Dippermouth Blues, a tune for which Satchmo claimed credit from his days with King Oliver, it was rearranged by Don Redman for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, when Armstrong had joined them, under the present title, "Redman's arrangement... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98911
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
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
JAZZ. The Newest Pocket Jazz.
Japan : 1938Presumed first edition, rare, with no other copy traced among institutional libraries. A fascinating little publication, an eclectic mix of popular songs from around the world, with scores and lyrics in both Japanese and English; jazz was no doubt used in the present context as a signifier of modernism and excitement, rather than in terms of the musical... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 135719
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
GOLD, Robert S. A Jazz Lexicon.
New York : 1964First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Sandy & Susan Radner, my 'boss' boss and his 'boss' 'wife' crossed out, 'old lady'- Bob Gold." Gold was a lecturer in English at NY University; "For the December 1957 issue of American Speech, an academic journal, Gold had written "The Vernacular of the Jazz... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 85621
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