Item #4639 Bebop Jazz: A Catalog. Wallace Berman.

Bebop Jazz: A Catalog

Item #4639

np: Dial Records, nd. [c. 1947]. Single sheet folded once to make a four pager.
Marked “Second Edition” at lower margin of front panel. Illustrated with a striking
jazz-themed drawing by Wally Berman, aka Wallace Berman.

The drawing, which also graced the cover of Dial’s triple 10” set Bebop Jazz, is
known, and generally suspected to be Berman’s first published work. This slim
catalog is previously unseen to us, but also appears to be issued that same year,
as it lists catalog numbers up to 1030, and no recordings which appeared after
1947. Dial would cease recording jazz records in 1948.

Some faint old tidemarking to margins, else very good.


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