Lot 7176: Jazz Musicians Signed Autograph Book

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:07:21

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Lot 7176: Amazing hardcover autograph book, 5.75 x 8.25, signed inside on lightly-lined pages, in ink and ballpoint by over 250 jazz musicians including: Charles Mingus (2), Kenny Dorham, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans (ins), Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Gerry Mulligan, Quincy Jones (vintage), Dizzy Gillespie (3), Woody Herman, Johnny Hodges, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz (2), Gato Barbieri, Art Blakey, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, Harry James, George Shearing, Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, B. B. King, Mary Lou Williams, and Champion Jack Dupree. In fine condition, with scattered spots of foxing. Collector's notations at top of pages indicate that these autographs were obtained over the course of 1954–1980, many in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. Filled with an unprecedented assortment of early and scarce signatures—including two Mingus examples—this book contains a venerable summit of some of the world's greatest and most innovative jazz musicians. RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457 Thursday, 23rd July 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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