James, Burnett ESSAYS ON JAZZ
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, (1961). B0007J1O7M First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint offsetting to endsheets, black tape applied to copyright page by publisher for overseas sales, else fine in caramel boards with gilt spine lettering; in a price-clipped, mildly rubbed, faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket.
Collection of James's incisive and eloquent pieces, many of which first saw print in the pages of JAZZ MONTHLY, on such topics as improvisation, Billie Holiday, Lester Young, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke, Oscar Peterson, Johnny Hodges, and Duke Ellington.