Winter 2019 Catalogue


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61. [Jazz & Song] B.B. King. [King, Riley B. ] (1925 - 2015).
Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B. B. King. SIGNED

New York: Avon Books. 1996. First edition, first printing. . Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 336 pages. Boldly signed on the half-title page in blue felt tip, “B. B. King.” In fine condition, with some trivial wear to the dustjacket.

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Original souvenir program from the 1957 jazz tour, signed on the first few pages over their full-page photographs by Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Jeri Southern and Count Basie, and also featuring photographs of Joe Williams, Bud Powell, a young Chet Baker, Bud Powell and others. 24 pp. Fine. 9 x 12 inches (22.7 x 30.5 cm).

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63. [Jazz & Song] Bowie, David. (1947–2016).
David Bowie Black Book - Inscribed Presentation Copy to Carl Laszlo with 2 Original Photographs

London: Omnibus Press. 1980. Presentation copy, inscribed on the first leaf by David Bowie to art dealer Carl Laszlo: "To Carl Laszlo / Met for the first time in NYC March 24 1983 / The first of many meetings." Black wrappers, lettered in white, minor wear to edges. Overall fine. 4to, 9 x 11.5 inches (29.2 x 22.9 cm). Read More...

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64. [Jazz & Song] Braff, Ruby. (1927–2003).
Autograph Letter to Jack Bradley

Autograph letter from the American jazz trumpeter Reuben "Ruby" Braff to Jack Bradley, the jazz photographer, manager and writer, and close friend of Louis Armstrong. 2 pp., [n.d.], with envelope postmarked April 4, 1987. Braff writes: "Dear Jack (Fuckey), I'm looking forward & backward to our gig. As we draw closer I'll get the name of everything—oh, by the way, you've got plenty time now to get cash for me that nite, if possible. You know I'm down in Zinno's every nite, all our cats are so happy I'm there that it's like 1941. Everybody's in to see me. Buck Clayton, Morey, everybody. Packed!!! Bad news—I'm depressed we lost Buddy Rich tonite. I played anyway. What a drag! Every nite is Cafe Society for me! Unbelievable. Wild!! Anyway sing sing you 2. [...] Ruby." Written in pencil on Braff's letterhead. Folding creases, some light smudging, overall fine with original envelope. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Read More...

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65. [Jazz & Song] Brown, James. (1933-2006).
Signed Portrait 'Cold Sweat' Towel!

An original sweat towel printed with an image of the Godfather of Soul and the name of his legendary song "Cold Sweat," and signed and inscribed by Brown in pink marker! He has inscribed the towel to a young fan with the words "Soul #1" and "Stay in school." 12 x 12 inches. In fine condition. Read More...

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66. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926–1991).
Figural Drawing by Miles Davis

Striking figural drawing from the legendary jazz musician who was also an accomplished visual artist. Undated, colored marker on paper, signed ("Miles") at lower left, on Fabriano artist's paper, tipped at upper margin to mat, framed. From the collection of Natalie Cole. 9.5 x 13 inches; framed to 17 x 20 inches.

Davis's artwork has been exhibited around the world with examples held by many major museums.


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67. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926–1991).
Figural Drawing by Miles Davis

Striking figural drawing from the legendary jazz musician who was also an accomplished visual artist. Undated, colored marker on paper, signed ("Miles") at lower right, on Fabriano artist's paper, tipped at upper margin to mat, framed.  From the collection of Natalie Cole. 9.5 x 13 inches; framed to 17 x 20 inches.

Davis's artwork has been exhibited around the world with examples held by many major museums.


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Two tickets from the April 9–12, 1970 performance of the Grateful Dead and the Miles Davis Quintet at Fillmore West, San Francisco. Very fine. Each 2.5 x 4.5 inches (6.3 x 11.4 cm). Read More...

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1971 photograph of the two jazz legends together, signed at the right by Ellington: "Good Luck / Duke Ellington." A few surface creases, but overall fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.6 cm).

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70. [Jazz & Song] Evans, Bill. (1929–1980).
Signed High School Yearbook

A remarkable early signed item from the innovative and highly regarded jazz pianist who worked briefly with Miles Davis before forming his own trio in the late 1950s. Evans’s influence as a keyboard artist has been acknowledged by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett. Plagued by a decades-long struggle with hepatitis and drug addition, Evans died at the age of 51. Read More...

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71. [Jazz & Song] Monk, Thelonious Sphere. (1917 - 1982).
Autograph Signature

Bold autograph fountain pen signature "Good Luck / Thelonious Monk" from the influential American jazz pianist, composer and arranger who had a highly unique improvisational style and who made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't." Considered one of the most important, and eccentric, figures in modern jazz, he spent most of his life in New York City, playing in nightclubs; in the 1940s, he was one of the first players of bebop. Read More...

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72. [Jazz & Song] Smith, Patti. (b. 1946).
Signed Letter with Drawing to Steve Paul

Typed letter signed "Patti Lee [heart drawing]". 1 page, 7 x 9 inches. N.p., n.d.. An intimate and revealing letter to Steve Paul, Smith's former boyfriend, manager of the 'The Scene' club and ownder of Blue Sky Records. In full: Read More...

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73. [Jazz & Song] Tatum, Art. (1909–1956).
Hall of Fame Certificate

1978 National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences "Hall of Fame" certificate, posthumously recognizing Art Tatum's solo albums "The Genius of Art Tatum." The certificate features a large embossed seal of the National Academy at the head. Together with a letter to Mrs. Geraldine Tatum, Art Tatum's widow, from the President of the Academy, presenting the award, and the original mailer in which the certificate was sent. Rather heavily toned, but overall in very good condition. 11.5 x 16 inches (29 x 40.5 cm). Read More...

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74. [Jazz & Song] [Tatum, Art. (1909–1956)].
Invitation and Program from the Newport Jazz Festival Anniversary at the White House

Original invitation and program from the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival at the White House, hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton, and with the seating card for Mrs. Art Tatum. The evening featured Wynton Marsalis, Rosemary Clooney, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock and others, with Thelonious Monk Jr. as Master of Ceremonies. Included are the invitation card and RSVP cards in the original envelope, together with the evening's program (4 pp., bound with gold cord) and Mrs. Tatum's seating card. Some light wear but overall in fine condition. Program 4.5 x 8 inches; invitation 6.5 x 4.25 inches. Read More...

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75. [Jazz & Song] The Temptations. (1960–).
"Hey Girl" - Autograph Score

Handwritten score sheet for the Temptations' 1973 song "Hey Girl," giving the parts for saxophones, trumpets, trombone, guitar and bass. Written in pencil over six pages on three large double-sided dance score pad sheets printed with nineteen staves, of which only nine have been used. Sheets folded in the center with some edge wear, small edge tears, and light toning; overall very good. Each sheet 18.25 x 12.25 inches (47 x 31.5 cm). Read More...

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76. [Jazz & Song] [The Temptations. (1960–)].
Theme from Shaft - Autograph Score with Set List and Musical Fragments

An interesting sheet of autograph music and other notes from the beloved Motown group, ca. early 1970's. 4 pp. manuscript paper bifolium. The first page has a partial score for the 1971 Isaac Hayes song "Theme from Shaft"; the second page six lines of rhythm and text with two lines of chords below; the third page a set-list of Temptations classics; and the final page one instrumental part for "Take a look around," with a further two lines of sketched music at the foot and the note "Rehearsal 5:00 pm" at the head. Some light toning and pencil smudges, but overall fine. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24.3 x 31.8 cm). Read More...

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Original photograph of the legendary jazz singer at Birdland in New York City, 1949, signed, titled and dated in the lower margin by the photographer, Herman Leonard. Later gelatin silver print. 10.75 x 13.75 inches, matted to 14.75 x 17.5 inches (37.5 x 45 cm). Very fine.  Read More...

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78. [Jazz & Song] [Woodstock Festival].
Rare 1969 Woodstock Festival Program

Program book from the legendary Woodstock Festival of August 15–17, 1969. The cover design shows a field of grass and flowers with the text "3 days of peace & music," and the internal pages include graphically interesting designs featuring Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Ravi Shankar, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, as well as a two-page spread of The Grateful Dead. Contents include profiles of each musician, original ads and selected lyrics. 58 pp. Original stapled wrappers. Programs from Woodstock are very rare. In very fine condition save some light rubbing to the back cover. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.3 x 27.5 cm). Read More...

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79. [Instrumentalists] Ashkenazy, Vladimir. (b. 1937).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the important Russian pianist, who is shown as a young man in an animated promotional photo for ICM Artists and has signed boldly at the right. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.9 cm).

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80. [Instrumentalists] Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884–1969).
Signed Program

Signed program from a June 22, 1960 all-Beethoven recital by the important German pianist as part of the Wiener Festwochen. Backhaus has signed on the cover. 2 pp. Very light wear to the cover, but overall in fine condition, 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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