Charlie Parker – Superb Signed Photograph, With Norman Saks Authentication

An extraordinary signed photograph of Jazz giant Charlie Parker, by celebrity photographer James J. Kreigsmann (official photographer for Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club.)  Parker signed this 7 3/4″ x 9 4/8″ publicity photo “To Kayo, Regards, Charlie Parker” in black fountain pen, and the signature is rates a perfect “10”, with no issues whatsoever.  The photograph […]

Charlie Parker – Twice Signed “I Owe You” From Chan Parker Collection

A printed “I Owe You” receipt filled out and signed twice by Bebop giant Charlie Parker. Dated October 4, 1950, Parker writes his name at the top, prints and writes the amount $20.00, and signs at the bottom, all in blue ink. This receipt was filled out for Parker’s manager, Teddy Blume, and originally sold […]

Charlie Parker – Signed Album Cover, With Epperson COA

An ultra rare Charlie Parker autograph on the back cover of a 10” album, Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol.13. Parker has signed boldly next to his photograph in fountain pen (this is the back cover of the album only—the front cover was separated at some point.) Authentic Charlie Parker autographs are rare indeed, especially on […]

Charlie Parker – Mint “To Bird With Love” Book by Chan Parker & Francis Paudras

A superb fresh and unread mint condition copy of To Bird With Love by Chan Parker and Francis Paudras, with original presentation box and original cardboard box.  This rare and highly collectible book has over  400 pages of photographs of Bird, and reproduces hundreds of handwritten notes, contracts, clippings and ephemera, all carefully preserved by […]

Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell – Original “Birdland” NYC Jazz Club Menu

A scarce menu from the legendary New York Jazz Club Birdland.  Birdland opened December 15, 1949, at the corner of Broadway and 52nd Street in Manhattan.  The original owners named it Birdland to capitalize on the great popularity of sometime headliner Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.  Birdland billed itself at “at the Jazz Corner of the World” […]

Charlie Parker – 1955 Boxing-Style Concert Handbill from the Open Door, NYC

An extraordinarily rare 1955 boxing-style handbill advertising a performance by saxophone giant Charlie Parker and His All Stars, at the Open Door in New York City. This boxing-style handbill promotes a show by “Bird” in his adopted hometown, only two months before his tragic death at age 34.  Charlie Parker concert handbills are exceedingly rare, […]

Charlie Parker – 1957 “With Strings” Clef Promo Poster

A 1957 UK promotional poster for Norman Granz’s Clef Series, as distributed by Columbia Records, and featuring the album”April in Paris” by Charlie Parker with Strings.  We’ve never seen any kind of Parker promotional poster before and this one is a beauty, with period graphics, and also advertising new releases by Jazz at the Philharmonic, […]

Charlie Parker – Autograph and Signed William Gottlieb Photograph

A rare autograph of jazz legend Charlie Parker, framed with a beautiful photograph of Parker in performance. Bebop innovator Parker is considered one of the most important jazz musicians of all time, and his signature is one of the most coveted–partially owing to his premature death in 1955, at age 34. Offered here is a […]

Charlie Parker – 1955 Concert Handbill

An extraordinarily rare 1955 boxing-style handbill advertising two performances by the legendary Charlie Parker and His All Stars, at the Open Door club in New York City. This boxing-style handbill promotes shows by “Bird” only two months before his tragic death, at age 34. Charlie Parker concert advertisements are exceedingly rare, and this one is […]

Charlie Parker – Bud Powell – Coleman Hawkins – Etc. – Norman Granz Signed Jazz Scene Ltd Ed Box Set

A very clean copy of ‘The Jazz Scene,’ the limited edition 1949 ‘album’ compiled by Norman Granz. Jazz record producer, promoter and label owner Granz put this lavish set together ‘in an attempt to present today’s jazz scene in terms of the visual, the written word and the auditory,’ according to his essay in the […]