Book Description

'Jazz in New York in the Roaring Twenties' is a book by the illustrator Robert Nippoldt and author Hans-Jürgen Schaal , which was published in 2007 by Gerstenberg Verlag . In 2013 it was published by Taschen Verlag in English, French and Spanish translation. The book has received national and international prizes; The Illustrative voted it one of the most beautiful books in Europe in 2007 and the Book Art Foundation in 2008 as “Germany's most beautiful book”. In addition to the color-illustrated pages, the book contains a CD with original recordings from the 1920s. It’s the Roaring Twenties, and New York is exploding with jazz fever. Crowds flock to the nightclubs and dance halls in Harlem to see the likes of Louis Armstrong with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra playing at the Kentucky Club, or Duke Ellington at the Roseland Ballroom or the world-famous Cotton Club. The book pays homage to this exceptional era, via an entertaining blend of illustrations, facts, and amusing anecdotes presenting 24 leading lights of New York’s jazz scene in the 1920s, complete with a CD containing some of their best tunes. The texts, contributed by Hans-Jürgen Schaal, give a vivid account of the club scene and the “band battles,” as well as the legendary recording sessions.
Dealer Notes
First Thus; Small Folio (over 12" -19" tall); White & pink titles spine & front; illustrated by drawings in black, white & brown; illustration notes, bibliography, discography with keys to musicians & to instruments plus CD at rear.
Author Nippoldt, Robert with text by Hans-Jurgen Schaal, (translated by Isabel Varea)
Date 2013
Binding Hardcover (Original Black Cloth)
Publisher Taschen; Koln, Germany
Illustrator Robert Nippoldt
Condition Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket as published.
Pages 144

Price: £30.00

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