SHINING TRUMPETS: A History of Jazz

By: Blesh, Rudi

Price: $35.00

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NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.. 1946.. Good. - 8vo, decorative yellow & gray cloth (lightly bumped; covers slightly warped; extremities slightly faded; light spotting to spine) titled in red & gray, in dw (rubbed & soiled; torn with pieces out; dw spine faded); deckle-edged. xvi & 365 pp., ii & 26 pp. of music staves, & xvii pp. (endpapers & flyleaf darkened with ink name on front endpaper; front edges of some pages darkened with a few roughly cut; pencil markings to a few pages). Illustrated in B&W. Good in fair dw.

First edition.

"Here are the African backgrounds, the tentative beginnings of an American art in the Delta and New Orleans, the garishly colored heyday of the true New Orleans style, and the stories of the great jazz creators from that day to this....Mr. Blesh does not miss any important musical or sociological implications: he has produced a book that is simultaneously a solid, serious history and a controversial piece of advocacy."--From the dw. Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Title: SHINING TRUMPETS: A History of Jazz

Author Name: Blesh, Rudi

Categories: Music,

Publisher: NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.: 1946.

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 413

Keywords: MUSIC; JAZZ; HISTORY OF JAZZ; FIRST EDITION.