Jazz MoonAudiobook CD - 2016
On a sweltering summer night in 1925, beauties in beaded dresses mingle with hepcats in dapper suits on the streets of Harlem. The air is thick with reefer smoke, and jazz pours out of speakeasy doorways. Ben Charles and his devoted wife, Angeline, are among the locals crammed into a basement club to hear jazz and drink bootleg liquor. For aspiring poet Ben, the swirling, heady rhythms are a revelation. So is Baby Back Johnston, an ambitious trumpet player who flashes a devilish grin and blasts jazz dynamite from his horn. Ben finds himself drawn to the trumpeter, and to Paris where Baby Back says everything is happening. In Paris, jazz and champagne flow eternally, and blacks are welcomed as exotic celebrities, especially those from Harlem. It₂s an easy life that quickly leaves Ben adrift and alone, craving solace through anonymous dalliances in the city₂s decadent underground scene. From chic Parisian cafés to seedy opium dens, his odyssey will bring new love, trials, and heartache.
Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT :, Tantor Audio,, 
Branch Call Number: COM Unabridged Fiction
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in audio file,CD audio,rda digital,rda