As many of you will know, Paul Lawrence, a stalwart of the Festival, died in December. Paul built up huge collections of Jazz-related records, CDs, books, photographs and other memorabilia. His wish was that the collections should be sold and the proceeds used to support the Upton Jazz Festival.
There are many hundreds of 78s, LPs and CDs, which will take some time to sort and catalogue.
However, his unique collection of published books on the history of jazz is ready for sale. Before we offer the book collection in a public auction, supporters of the Festival will have the chance to buy it directly.
Attached is a list of the books with a photograph of the collection. The books are mostly in pristine condition.
If you wish to own this rare piece of jazz history, please email your bid to the Festival Office firstname.lastname@example.org before March 31st. To help you make your decision we have a preliminary estimate/valuation of between £140 and £170.
The collection will go to the highest bidder and money from the sale will help to ensure the Festival continues in future years.
- The entire collection will be sold as one lot; please do not offer to buy individual books.
- The successful bidder will need to collect the boxes from Upton or pay for them to be couriered to their destination.
- The books are currently stored in two cardboard boxes, which weigh about 30 Kg in total.
Full list of Books
|Art Hodes||Selections from the gutter – Jazz and the press.|
|Barry Kernfeld||New Grove dictionary of jazz|
|Big Bill Bissonnette||The Jazz Crusade – New Orleans revival|
|Bill Crow||Jazz anecdotes|
|Brian Rust||My kind of Jazz|
|Christopher Hillman||Bunk Johnson – Biography|
|Dave Gelly||Giants of jazz|
|Digby Fairweather||Notes from a jazz life – Autobiography|
|Digby Fairweather||George Melly – Biography|
|Floyd Levin||Classic Jazz|
|Garvin Bushell||Jazz from the beginning|
|Gerald Bielderman||Ken Colyer Discography|
|Graham Vulliamy||Jazz & Blues|
|Humphrey Lyttleton||Why no Beethoven?|
|Humphrey Lyttleton||The best of jazz|
|Humphrey Lyttleton||Last Chorus|
|Humphrey Lyttleton||It just occurred to me|
|Jay Allison Stuart||George Lewis biography|
|Jim Douglas||Tunes, tours and travel-it is – Autobiography|
|Jim Godbolt||History of Jazz in Britain (Hardback)|
|Jim Godbolt||History of Jazz in Britain (Paperback)|
|John Chilton||Sidney Bechet biography|
|John Chilton||Who’s who of British Jazz|
|Julian Purser et al||Humph Discography|
|Ken Colyer||When dreams are in the dust – Autobiography|
|Max Jones||Talking Jazz – 60 interviews with musicians|
|Max Harrison et al||The essential Jazz records|
|Mike Hazeldine||Bill Russell’s American music|
|Philip Larkin||All what Jazz – Memoir|
|Richard Cook||Penguin guide to jazz|
|Robert Crosby||Kenny Baker – biography|
|Steve Holtje||Music hound jazz|
|Terry Teachout||Pops – Louis Armstong biography|
|Tom Sancton||Song for my fathers – Autobiography|
|Tom Stoddard||Pops Foster – biography|