Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974) & Tizol, Juan. (1900–1984) & Nanton, Joe "Tricky Sam." (1904–1946) & Taylor, Billy. (1931–2010) & Hodges, Johnny. (1907–1970) & Hardwick, Otto. (1904–1970) & Greer, Sonny. (1895–1982) & Bigard, Barney. (1906–1980) & Williams, Cootie. (1911–1985) & Brown, Dolores. (1919–2018) & Carney, Harry. (1910–1974) & Brown, Laurence. (1907–1988) & Anderson, Ivie. (1905–1949)
Music Is My Mistress - Memoir with Mounted Signatures from Ellington and his Band
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. 1973.
Memoir by the great jazz pianist, bandleader and composer, with two mounted signatures from Ellington and twelve from his band members Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton, Billy Taylor, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, Sonny Greer, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Dolores Brown, Harry Carney, Laurence Brown, and Ivie Anderson. The signatures are mounted on small slips on the front endpapers, with Ellington's second signature mounted on the title page, and a halftone photograph of Ellington and his band taped to the dedication page. 522 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Heavy wear to the dust jacket, spine repaired with tape. Bookplates on inside front cover. Overall very good in fair DJ; signatures very good to fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.5 x 26.5 cm).