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Play Melancholy Baby
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Play Melancholy Baby

By Alberts, Don

San Francisco: Self-published / Chill House, 2003. Trade Paperback. 39p., very good slim trade paperback in blue pictorial wraps. Bay area San Francisco native. Jazz musician. The 'Chill' of the publisher's name most definitely a jazz chill (as opposed to a horror chill). Mystery story written in poetry form.

$20.00

Jazz Illustrated Magazine. Vol 1 No 6, May 1950
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Jazz Illustrated Magazine. Vol 1 No 6, May 1950

London: The Wilcox Organisation, 1950. Magazine. 20p., semi-coated alkaline paperstock throughout, printed double-column, scattered b&w photographs in the running texts, 11x8.5 inch staplebound wraps. A beat-up copy: abraded spine with half-inch split to tail, rust to staples, some edgewear, but complete, clean and handleable. Cover features clarinetist Johnny Dankworth; four of the eight stories within concern Jazz in New Orleans.

$15.00

San Francisco Jazz Festival \'90 [publicity packet]
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San Francisco Jazz Festival '90 [publicity packet]

San Francisco: San Francisco Jazz Festival, 1990. 9.5x12 inches, folder with poster from the festival affixed front cover containing a 4 panel press release, a set of photocopied news stories and reviews from 1989 bound in plastic binder, 8-panel brochure folded to 4.25x5.5 inches, and a 32p. folded tabloid newspaper/program for the festival, some toning to inner folder and press release and short tear to folder otherwise very good.

$25.00

Liner from a sample disc [disc not present]: You are now the proud possessor of The Finest In High Fidelity JAZZ.. See complete catalog listing of EMARCY long play records inside.. 12\
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Liner from a sample disc [disc not present]: You are now the proud possessor of The Finest In High Fidelity JAZZ.. See complete catalog listing of EMARCY long play records inside.. 12" .. 10" .. Also Available On Extended Play 45 R.P.M. Listed numerically

New York: Mercury Record Corporation, 1950. Huge folio leaf printed in two colors and folded once to make a sleeve for a 12" phonograph record: we have this printed sleeve only. It lists sixty artists, from Dinah Washington to Cannon Ball Adderly; and on another side lists many many recordings. Item has been folded once again, vertically, and will be sent thus (i.e., shipped as an 11.5x6 inch folder). Good clean copy.

$12.00

Lark\'s Club. Fine food - Cocktails [business card]
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Lark's Club. Fine food - Cocktails [business card]

Berkeley: Lark's Club, [195-?]. Personal business card of hostess Leola K. Lee from the jazz club on Sacarmento Street in Berkeley. Notes that television is available. Very good.

$12.00

Salsa! The rhythm of Latin music
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Salsa! The rhythm of Latin music

By Gerard, Charley, with Marty Sheller

Crown Point IN: White Cliffs Media, 1989. Spiral_bound. xvii, 137p., illustrated with photos, music notation, later printing of the first edition in 9x5.5 inch pictorial wraps fastened with white comb spine. Clean and sound, a nice unmarked copy. Performance in world music series no. 3.

$12.00

Photograph of Calvin Keys inscribed and signed
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Photograph of Calvin Keys inscribed and signed

By Keyes, Calvin

San Francisco: Todd Barkan, no date. Photograph. 8x10 inch b&w headshot personally inscribed and signed in fading ink at bottom margin by the jazz guitarist.

$25.00

Omar
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Omar

By Bechet, Sidney, introduction by Jacob Weisman, cover by Wlliam Reid

San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, 2004. [ii] 42p., 5.5x8.5 inches, very good first edition booklet in stapled light-blue pictorial wraps. Excerpted chapter from jazzman Bechet's autobiography "Treat it Gentle" concerns his Creole grandfather in the Bayou of Louisiana.

$20.00

Count Basie\'s Piano Styles: 15 piano solos taken from the recordings of Count basie and His Orchestra
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Count Basie's Piano Styles: 15 piano solos taken from the recordings of Count basie and His Orchestra

By Count Basie, compiled and edited by Charlie hathaway

New York: BVC/Bregman, Vocco & Conn, 1940. Sheet_music. 32p., foreword, 15 piano solo transcriptions, lightly-handled, mild wear to covers, sunning at spinefold otherwise good music book in pink pictorial wraps featuring Count Basie at the piano.

$20.00

Intro to finé
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Intro to finé

By Sebastian, Adele Stephanie, edited by Megan Hodges with an introduction by Nikki Giovanni

San Francisco: WIM Pub, 1985. Paperback. 50p., very good second expanded edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Expanded posthumous publication of poetry by a 27 year old Los Angeles jazz musician, poet and activist who died too soon of lupus.

$25.00

Djbot Baghostus\'s run
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Djbot Baghostus's run

By Mackey, Nathaniel

Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1993. Paperback. 204p., first printing, wraps.Very good. The second volume of Mackey's jazz fiction, following Bedouin Hornbook. New American Fiction 29.

$18.00

The Best of Jazz 2: Enter the giants
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The Best of Jazz 2: Enter the giants

By Lyttelton, Humphrey

London: Robson Books, 1981. Hardcover. 239p., introduction, bibliography, discography, index, illustrated with b&w photos, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Chapters on Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum et al.

$12.00

The Trumpet in Jazz
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The Trumpet in Jazz

By McCarthy, Albert

London: Citizen Press for The Jazz Book Club, 1945. Pamphlet. 83p., 5x7.25 inch pamphlet; introduction, a chapter on Louis Armstrong, New Orleans trumpeters, small group trumpeters, great, lesser and swing soloists, discography. Stapled blue wraps with browning and foxing at edges and spine, staples badly rusted, a good-only copy.

$25.00

Night song
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Night song

By Williams, John

New York: Collins, 1962. Hardcover. 191p., light foxing otherwise good first UK edition in boards and unclipped, worn dj. African American author's second book.

$25.00

McNair: I hear music in the air
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McNair: I hear music in the air

By McNair, Joseph

n.p.: Self-published by the author as Asili Pres, 2010. Paperback. 112p., poetry illustrated by the poet/artist's digital art, very good first edition trade paperback in black pictorial wraps. Poems and art portraits celebrating great jazz musicians.

$25.00

Stan Kenton and his orchestra in concert: innovations in music for 1950 [souvenir program]
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Stan Kenton and his orchestra in concert: innovations in music for 1950 [souvenir program]

By Kenton, Stan

Los Angeles: Popular Programs, 1950. Magazine. [16p] includes covers plues four-panel playbill from February 15, 1950 stapled into centerfold, 8.5x11 inches, b&w photos, bios of the players, essay by Kenton at rear "What;s With Modern Music?" very good in stapled black pictorial wraps. Performers included June Christy and Pete Rugolo.

$25.00

Cadence: the American review of jazz & blues: vol. 6, #1-12 [complete run of volume six]
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Cadence: the American review of jazz & blues: vol. 6, #1-12 [complete run of volume six]

By Rusch, Bob, editor

Redwood, NY: Cadence, 1980. Magazine. Twelve issue run of volume six, various pagination, reviews, news, photos, interviews, discographies, very good digest-size magazines in stapled pictorial wraps. Issue number 4 for April is misnumbered on cover as 11.

$125.00

Clef: the record collector\'s guide; vol. 1, #7, September 1946; Louis Armstrong cover
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Clef: the record collector's guide; vol. 1, #7, September 1946; Louis Armstrong cover

By Otto, Albert S., editor, Weir Watson, Royal Stanton, Frankie Lohman, Charlie Bodeen, Harry tate, et al.

Santa Monica: Otto-Marble Publications, 1946. Magazine. 32p., 6x9 inches, reviews, news, opinion, ads, resources, photos, small staple hole on front cover at fore edge otherwise a very good copy of the digest size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Harry Tate cover photo of Satchmo. Stories on Frederic Delins, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington.

$45.00

Three postcard-size handbills for performances by  Veronica Klaus
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Three postcard-size handbills for performances by Veronica Klaus

By Klaus, Veronica

San Francisco: Cafe Du Nord & Jazz at Pearl's, no date. Three small postcard-size handbills, 4.25x5.5 inches, advertising the transgendered jazz vocalist at Cafe Du Nord and Pearl's, two heavy stock cards and one paper handbill (with creasing) featuring the singer's image on the front of each.

$20.00

Dear John, dear Coltrane
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Dear John, dear Coltrane

By Harper, Michael S.

Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970. Trade Paperback. 88p. African-American writer, native of Brooklyn.

$12.00

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