MARION BROWN - ALTO SAXOPHONIST - RECOLLECTIONS an Autobiography with Essays, Drawings & Musical Compositions - SIGNED LIMITED NUMBERED FIRST EDITION
RECOLLECTIONS by MARION BROWN.
SIGNED, LIMITED, NUMBERED, FIRST EDITION. This being copy #105 of only 1000 copies. "First Edition" stated on the copyright page.
Signed by Marion Brown, as called for on the limitation page. Signed a second time, and dated, below the called for signature. Dated 9/26/84.
Published by JAS / Juergen A. Schmitt Publikationen, Frankfurt, Germany, 1984. ISBN: 3923396031. Text in English.
Contents include: Five Essays "The Negro In The Fine Arts", "Notes To Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun", "Language And Music In Afro-American Song", and more; Fourteen Drawings; Five Compositions; and autobiographical "Conversations".
Softcovers, 7.5x8 inches, 285 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photographs.
GOOD condition, the covers have some shelf rubs, a bit of rubbing to the edges and spine folds, some superficial creases to the front edge of the front cover, and light signs of use, but are bright and doing their job well; internally very nice, there is a pea sizel, light brown stain to the bottom edge of the first few pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.
SCARCE, especially so. SIGNED TWICE and DATED by the multi-talented African-American Jazz Saxophonist.
About MARION BROWN (from Wikipedia):
******Marion Brown, b.1931 d.2010, was an American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, writer, visual artist, and ethnomusicologist. He was a member of the avant-garde jazz scene in New York City during the 1960s, playing alongside musicians such as John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai. He performed on Coltrane's landmark 1965 album Ascension. AllMusic reviewer Scott Yanow described him as "one of the brightest and most lyrical voices of the 1960s avant-garde".******