Sittin' In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s

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SITTIN' IN is a collection of over two hundred amazing photographs taken in some of the finest jazz clubs of the 1940s and 1950s, along with insightful essays and descriptions of these night spots that paved the way for desegregation and the social change to come in the following decades. In addition, the book features many images of ephemera and memorabilia from the era, as well as exclusive interviews with figures like the legendary Quincy Jones, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan, jazz musician and creative director of the Kennedy Center Jason Moran, and jazz critic Dan Morgenstern.   This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States. You may view every Booksmith Timeless Classic by clicking


THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Jeff Gold on a bookplate. It is a new, unread copy, opened only for the bookplate and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in November, 2020 by Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins.

JEFF GOLD is a Grammy Award-winning music historian, archivist, author and executive. Profiled by Rolling Stone as one of five "top collectors of high-end music memorabilia," he is an internationally recognized expert who has consulted for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Music Project), and various record labels and cultural institutions. A former senior executive at A&M and Warner Bros. Records, Gold worked closely with artists including The Police, Cat Stevens, Iggy Pop, REM and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has appeared as a music memorabilia expert on PBS's History Detectives and VH1's Rock Collectors, and worked as an archival consultant for former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and the estate of Leonard Cohen. Thank you Jeff Gold for signing our books.

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