New York: Billboard, 1986. 350 photographs, many in color. 280pp., folio, blue cloth, d.w.; minor sunning at foot of spine, else near fine. New York: Billboard, (1986). A very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper.
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1950. 9.25 x 7.5-inch black-and-white photo of Anderson in an animated pose, holding his trumpet -- no place, no date, circa 1950. Signed "Bill Anderson" above his right shoulder and across his face. Double-matted in black and light gray and set in a decorative black frame measuring 18 x 16 inches. Small crease on the lower left corner, but otherwise in very good condition. American jazz trumpeter best known for playing with Duke Ellington's orchestra.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. 520pp. Thick 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. Fine in fine dust wrapper.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. Illustrated with photographs by Geoffrey James. ix, 205pp. 8vo, grey cloth, d.w. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. First printing. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. The Words and Sounds of Marian McPartland, Mabel Mercer, Marie Marcus, Bobby Hackett, Tony Bennett, Ruby Braff, Bob and Ray, Blossom Dearie, and Alec Wilder.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. x + 244pp., 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. 197pp. 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w.; small closed tear on front cover. New York: Oxford UP, 1983. very good.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1966. 366pp. 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper; (edge-worn). Indianapolis: Bobbs- Merrill, 1966. First printing. Very good with a good dust wrapper.
Kansas City, MO: 1942. A 10 x 8-inch black-and-white 1942 photograph from the original negative, credited to George V. Costello, depicting Count Basie at the microphone at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO. Printed in 1995 from the original negative by iconic Jazz photographer Paul Hoeffler, who had acquired the rights in the late 1950s. Signed "P J H" on the back in blue ink and captioned: "Count Basie w/ Jo Jones, Freddie Greene & Walter Page." Fine condition. American...
Kansas City, MO: 1942. 1942 photograph measuring 10 x 8 inches, credited to George V. Costello. The image shows Count Basie at the microphone at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Printed from the original negative in 1995 by iconic jazz photographer Paul Hoeffler, who had acquired the rights in the late 1950s. Signed on the back: "Paul Hoeffler - print 1995." Fine condition. American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader.
Toronto: Blues Magazine, 1975-6. 8 volumes, 8vo, pictorial wrappers; multigraphed & stapled. Toronto, Feb. 1975 - August, 1976. First editions.
1940. 9 x 7.25 inches with the photographer's logo, "Bruno of Hollywood," in white in the lower left corner, no place, no date, circa 1940. Boldly inscribed on the right: "Sincerely, Bunny Berrigan." Set in a white matte with blue trim in a black wooden frame measuring 16.5 x 14.5 inches. Fine condition.
New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Illustrated. xiii + 428 pages, 8vo, brown cloth, d.w. (price-clipped). New York: Harper & Row, (1974). Very good. First edition.
New York: Knopf, 1953. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. xvi + 365 pages. Musical samples and index. 8vo, decorative yellow cloth. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Very good.
1950. Uncommon 2nd-generation inscribed photograph, 10 x 8.25 inches, no place, 1950. This King Records promotional photograph depicts a smiling Bostic dressed in a suit. Boldly signed in ball-point pen: "Best Wishes to Dennis, Earl Bostic." Two faint creases; very good(-) condition. American pioneering Jazz and Rhythm & Blues alto saxophonist, who died at the age of 52 while performing in Rochester, New York.
1979. Signed album, "The 5th Power." Signed four times: on each side of the album cover and on both labels. The back of the album includes an inscription and a date. 1979. Very good. Bowie was a radical avant garde jazz trumpet player who often teamed up with Arthur Blythe during the 1970's. "The 5th Power" was recorded and released in Italy.
1955. Vintage 10 x 8-inch black-and-white photo, inscribed and signed in full: "Ted - Thanks for Caring, Charles Brown." Captioned "Aladdin (Records) Star." No place, no date, circa 1955. Very good condition. Charles Brown was a jazz artist who turned R&B and scored immediate attention with his mellow vocal style. An original signer to the Aladdin Record label where he had a consistent string of hits, however it was at King Records where he achieved stardom. Brown wrote and recorded...
New York: 1953. 9.75 x 8 inches, New York, no date, circa 1953 -- a scarce vintage photo taken by James J. Kriegmann with a "Shaw Artists, 565 Fifth Ave. N.Y.C." imprint on the lower right. Inscribed on the left side: "To Charles + Dorothy, Love + Thank you + Always, Ruth Brown." This is one of the earliest Ruth Brown images photographed by Kriegsmann. The top white margin has been removed, leaving a rough edge; two faint creases in...
Hampshire, England: The Delphic Press, 1949. Slim 8vo, wrappers housed in black cloth binders. Hampshire, England: The Delphic Press, (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955). Very good.
1980. This 10 x 8-inch black-and-white publicity photo shows Carter performing on stage with his alto saxophone, no place, no date, circa 1980. From the Howard Moloff collection; inscribed "To Howard, Sincerely - Benny Carter." Fine condition. American alto saxophone player, composer, and arranger who was a dominant figure in American jazz music for close to 60 years.
1972. Fantastic early 1970s photograph signed "Stanley Clarke," no place, no date, circa 1972, 10 x 8 inches, black-and-white, showing Clarke playing an early electric bass, sporting an afro and goatee, and wearing black leather pants and an opened bell-sleeved shirt. Photographed by acclaimed lens man Henry Diltz, whose large back stamp with address and phone number appears on the back. Diltz, having photographed Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and the album cover for Morrison Hotel by the Doors, undoubtedly combined...
San Francisco: Chronicle, 1996. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 124 pages, slim 4to, pictorial wrappers. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1996). Near fine.
Pasadena: Twelvetrees, 1987. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Slim 4to, black cloth, d.w. Pasadena: Twelvetrees Press, 1987. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Inscribed and dated on the fly-leaf.
Pasadena: Twelvetrees, 1987. Profusely illustrated with well-printed black-and-white photographs. Slim 4to, blue cloth, d.w. (some white smudges on front panel). Pasadena: Twelvetrees Press, . Second edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
Cologne: Taschen, 1999. Profusely illustrated with photographs, several in color. Small folio, black printed boards, d.w. (Koln: Taschen, 1999). First American edition. A very good(+) copy.
Offenburg: Burda, 1961. Profusely illustrated throughout with amazing photographs, some in color. 268 pages with text in German, printed on thin paper, somewhat toned; color pictorial endpapers at front. 4to, gilt-lettered black cloth (spine heavily faded, still a very good solid copy of this uncommon book). Offenburg (Baden): Burda, 1961. First edition. Lacks the dust wrapper, and as usual, the 2 very rare 45rpm records from rear sleeve. In 1960 photographer William Claxton and noted German musicologist Joachim E. Berendt...