Jazzmen, edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith.
A Harvest/HBJ Books, New York and London. 1967 edition. First published in 1939.
Trade Paperback, 360 pages. 32 pages of illustrations. ISBN: 0156462052. Weight: 1 lb, 2 oz.
Very Good condition, lightly used, no writing, small tear on back cover near spine has been neatly taped.
"Part history, part tomance, this landmark of a jazz book has stood the test of time, not least because it was a labor of love.To read Jazzmen was a moving experience, and I suspect it srill has the power to move a new generation of readers."--Dan Morgenstern, Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University
"Jazzmen [is] still the most lucid, rational, and readable history of jazz."--John S. Wilson
"By far the most thoughtful and articulate study to date of a much misunderstood titan of jazz."--The Nation
"Two books turned on the first generation of American jazz fans. One was Hugues Panassie's Le Jazz Hot and the other Fred Ramsey's and Charlie Smith's Jazzmen. Both remain valuable - Le Jazz Hot for its uncanny early insights, and Jazzmen for its enthusiasms and we-were-there immediacy. More, the often extraordinary photographs in Jazzmen became for many of us as real as the subjects."--Whitney Balliett