GOODBYES AND OTHER MESSAGES: A Journal of Jazz, 1981-1990. Whitney Balliett.
GOODBYES AND OTHER MESSAGES: A Journal of Jazz, 1981-1990
GOODBYES AND OTHER MESSAGES: A Journal of Jazz, 1981-1990

GOODBYES AND OTHER MESSAGES: A Journal of Jazz, 1981-1990

New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. 295 p. This collection contains many of the shorter pieces Balliett wrote for The New Yorker during the 1980s, as well as a few previously unpublished entries that offer penetrating assessments of the new movements and emerging performers of the decade, along with tributes and obituaries for many of the prominent jazz musicians that passed away during that time, including Count Basie, Earl Hines, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, and Sarah Vaughan. This copy has been inscribed in the year of publication by noted jazz critic Leonard Feather to the legendary jazz saxophonist, trumpeter, arranger, composer, and bandleader Benny Carter (1907-2003) on the front flyleaf: "Happy Birthday Dear Benny- happy birthday to you! Leonard." Octavo. Original mint green paper-covered boards over a green cloth spine, with gilt titles. The dust jacket is price-clipped; else fine. Provenance: From the library of Benny Carter. Fine / Fine. Item #60535
ISBN: 019503757X

Price: $150.00

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