The First Freedom.
The Tumultuous History of Free Speech in America.New York: Delacorte Press, 1980 Stock Code: 81919
First edition. This copy inscribed to John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet on the half-title; "For John, with great affection, Nat." In his liner notes for the MJQ Complete Prestige and Pablo Recordings, Hentoff described how, "The MJQ combined centuries of the blues with the knowledge of how careful form can make improvisation more meaningful - the blending of four individuals into a whole that expresses each one." An excellent association, from one of the most deft and skilful historians and critics of jazz, to one of its finest practitioners.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titled in silver to the spine, red endpapers. With the dust jacket.
Very good in slightly rubbed and chipped jacket.
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