Jazz Music: What It Is and How to Understand It

By: Goldberg, Isaac

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available


This Little Blue Book is actually pink with black titles and illustration. It has light wear and aging, the interior pages are all evenly toned. It is square and the staples are all secure with no tears or pulls. VG to VG+. This copy is No. 470 in the series and the only date is 1927 which is the date of the first printing. However, I'm guessing that this copy is a later printing, I think, because the cover does not state, "Little Blue Book," though the title page does. Regardless, this is still a quite uncommon title and an important one. Isaac Goldberg was a prolific playwright in Yiddish who would later write books on Tin Pan Alley and Gershwin.This book was an early explanation of jazz at a time when many, maybe most, people did not know what to make of it. Goldberg offers an interesting discussion of jazz and has a short section on the blues, which is particularly interesting since he was writing at a contemporaneous time with the early recordings of Delta Blues. While this is later reprint of the original printing, the book, in any edition, is one of the more uncommon titles in the Haldeman-Julius Blue Book series. WorldCat finds only thirteen copies of any edition in libraries. ; Little Blue Book; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 62 pages

Title: Jazz Music: What It Is and How to Understand It

Author Name: Goldberg, Isaac

Categories: Music,

Publisher: Girard, Haldeman-Julius: 1927

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: 15643

Keywords: Music Jazz Ragtime Blues Paper