New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. First Edition. The career of an American jazz pianist, from his roots in a small-time dance band to fame and fortune on the scale of Gershwin and Ziegfeld. Basis for the 1941 movie Dance Hall, starring Carole Landis and Cesar Romero. For Burnett, an atypical excursion away from the hardboiled crime genre. HANNA 525. Octavo (21cm); tan cloth boards, stamped in gray and red on spine and front cover; patterened endpapers; dustjacket; 290pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in the original, unclipped dustwrapper, slightly darkened and faded on spine, with light wear to extremities; Very Good.