In this smart, intricate mystery, which examines the origins of jazz and genius, a contemporary music historian is hired to prepare a lost symphonic score by a celebrated 1920s jazz composer for its first public performance in a century. Narrator Chanté McCormick lends an edge to the voices of the historian and his tech-savvy partner, who against their benefactor's wishes discover that the famous white male composer may have had an uncredited partner who was gifted, female, and Black. McCormick switches to a more homespun voice to deliver the intriguing 1920s backstory that underscores the wheeling and dealing of Tin Pan Alley and the darkness behind cultural appropriation. In a heartfelt afterword the author emphasizes the healing and transformative powers of music. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593668290 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593668306 $95.00
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