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Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans

By: Armstrong, Louis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Da Capo: 1986

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2296808

ISBN: 0306802767

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue with new introduction by Dan Morgenstern. An exceptional copy. 1986 Trade Paperback. In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who'd stroll up and down the floor and the bar. Those guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy, and there was lots of just plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all, I was so happy to have some place to... View more info

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Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 1998

Seller ID: 2268398

ISBN: 0767901568

Condition: Very Good


Minimal ink marks. 1998 Trade Paperback. Born in 1901 to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a slave, he came of age among the prostitutes, pimps, and rag-and-bone merchants of New Orleans. He married four times and enjoyed countless romantic involvements in and around his marriages. A believer in marijuana for the head and laxatives for the bowels, he was also a prolific diarist and correspondent, a devoted friend to celebrities from Bing Crosby to Ella Fitzgerald, a perceptive social observer, and, in his later years, an international goodwill ambassador. View more info

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Clapton: The Autobiography

By: Clapton, Eric

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2007

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2272403

ISBN: 038551851X

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lightly rubbed. 2007 Hard Cover. viii, 342 pages. I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other way. With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life in this poignant and honest autobiography. More than a rock star, he is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. Well known for his reserve in a profession marked by self-promotion, flamboyance, and spin, he n... View more info

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Jump for Joy: Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates The Ellington Centennial, 1899-1999

By: Ellington, Duke; Marsalis, Wynton; O'Meally, Robert G.; Crouch, Stanley; James, Michael; Holley, Eugene; Murray, Albert; Boyer, Richard O.; Dance, Stanley; Ellison, Ralph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Jazz at Lincoln Center: 1999

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195254

ISBN: 0967037700

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed & signed by Walter Blanding, Jr. on rear wrapper corner ('Joe: Thank you, it's been a pleasure! Sincerely Walter' - the r of Walter is stylized into a saxophone and a musical stave). Blanding is a saxophonist and 'member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1998 [who] has performed, toured and/or recorded with his own groups and with such renowned artists as the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Hilton Ruiz, Count Basie Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Roberts, Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Isaac Hayes, and many others.' - Jazz at Lincoln Center. ... View more info

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Crazy Rhythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's White House, Watergate, and Beyond...

By: Garment, Leonard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Times Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202798

ISBN: 0812928873

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink date to front endpaper. Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. xii, 418 pp. In a smart, swinging memoir, Garment gives his version of the immigrant's coming-of-age story, telling readers how a liberal Jewish jazz musician became one of President Nixon's most trusted advisers and Washington's most influential lawyers--finally arriving at the grim, chaotic center of the Watergate scandal. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story

By: Jones, Max; Chilton, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293813

ISBN: 1127539302

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 1971 Hard Cover. One of the leading figures of New Orleans jazz, known as a technician on the trumpet and also as an ambassador of good will. View more info

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Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

By: Marsalis, Wynton; Ward, Geoffrey C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Random House: 2008

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287988

ISBN: 1400060788

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Signed by author with inscription. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 2008 Hard Cover. xvi, 181 pp. In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he's learned from a lifetime in jazz–lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz–the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand–can enrich every aspe... View more info

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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya

By: Mordden, Ethan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285221

ISBN: 0312676573

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2012 Hard Cover. x, 334 pp. Noted historian of the Broadway musical chronicles the braided lives of two of the twentieth century's most influential artists. For the first time, Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya in Love Song, a dual biography that unfolds against the background of the tumultuous twentieth century, scored to music from Weil's greatest triumphs: Knickerbocker Holiday, Lost in the Stars, Lady in the Dark, Happy End, One Touch of Venus and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. The romance of Wei... View more info

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Music: Fifty Musicians Defining Their Craft

By: Zuckerman, Andrew

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams: 2010

Seller ID: 2279018

ISBN: 0810996529

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. Still encased in shrink wrap. 2010 Large Hardcover. 228 pp. Following the highly acclaimed Wisdom, Andrew Zuckerman now turns his unique photographic perspective to music. This new book includes fifty eminent musicians—artists, composers, producers, and performers from rock, rap, dance, soul, R&B, classical, country, reggae, pop, jazz, world, and more—who have made an impact on their genre, contributed to the larger conversation, and have a unique perspective on life. Each musician is photographed and interviewed on film about the process of making music, the power of music, a... View more info