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Last Song for Valentine Part 4-4: My Funny Valentine

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The first thing Cory heard when he stumbled into Café Picasso was the familiar voice of his drummer, Pearl, getting into an argument with two other musicians. They were all laughing loudly, but he could tell by the tone that it was also ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Last Song for Valentine Part 3-4: Blue in Green

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When Cory came home to his apartment, he could see lights shining in many of the windows. He felt good knowing that he was not the only one awake, and as he walked up the stairs, he heard people pacing, a baby crying ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Last Song for Valentine Part 2-4: New York is Full of Lonely People

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It was late in the evening when Cory left the club. As always, he quickly became exhausted when he left the stage. It was not playing that was difficult. He was comfortable in his own skin on stage and often felt a real ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Last Song for Valentine, Part 1-4: Dancing in the Dark

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It was at the end of the second set when Cory realized that he couldn't play. Nothing had really changed. He looked across the room in Jan's Supper Club and saw the same familiar faces and some new ones too. Valentine wasn't there. ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Now's the Time: Part 5-5

Read "Now's the Time: Part 5-5" reviewed by Sean Murphy

Introduction

The life and times of a minor jazz legend are recounted through his narrated memories. In this fictional treatment of jazz music in the mid-to-late 20th century, issues of race, creativity, addiction and, ultimately, redemption, are explored. With a title taken from the immortal Charlie Parker tune, “Now's The Time" is an extended ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Now's the Time: Part 4-5

Read "Now's the Time: Part 4-5" reviewed by Sean Murphy

Introduction

The life and times of a minor jazz legend are recounted through his narrated memories. In this fictional treatment of jazz music in the mid-to-late 20th century, issues of race, creativity, addiction and, ultimately, redemption, are explored. With a title taken from the immortal Charlie Parker tune, “Now's The Time" is an extended ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Now's the Time: Part 3-5

Read "Now's the Time: Part 3-5" reviewed by Sean Murphy

Introduction

The life and times of a minor jazz legend are recounted through his narrated memories. In this fictional treatment of jazz music in the mid-to-late 20th century, issues of race, creativity, addiction and, ultimately, redemption, are explored. With a title taken from the immortal Charlie Parker tune, “Now's The Time" is an extended ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Now's the Time: Part 2-5

Read "Now's the Time: Part 2-5" reviewed by Sean Murphy

Introduction

The life and times of a minor jazz legend are recounted through his narrated memories. In this fictional treatment of jazz music in the mid-to-late 20th century, issues of race, creativity, addiction and, ultimately, redemption, are explored. With a title taken from the immortal Charlie Parker tune, “Now's The Time" is an extended ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Now's the Time: Part 1-5

Read "Now's the Time: Part 1-5" reviewed by Sean Murphy

Introduction

The life and times of a minor jazz legend are recounted through his narrated memories. In this fictional treatment of jazz music in the mid-to-late 20th century, issues of race, creativity, addiction and, ultimately, redemption, are explored. With a title taken from the immortal Charlie Parker tune, “Now's The Time" is an extended ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ FICTION

Can't Get Started

Read "Can't Get Started" reviewed by Wayne Wolfson

I had been thinking of home when I died.
“Do you want a drink now?" she asked.
“A drink-drink?"
“Mais oui."

The modus operandi of an angel with a mean streak.
How had I gotten here? Her place, I had been here once but that was ...