The Jazz Kid

The Jazz Kid

James Lincoln Collier


Paulie Horvath isn't going to be an excellent pupil like his brother, John, by no means going to persist with his hardworking father into the plumbing exchange, by no means going to ease his mother’s brain by means of passing exams or cleansing up his room. yet as soon as he hears jazz accidentally from the basement of a speakeasy, he is aware precisely what he'll do: study that track and make it his existence. Jazz is throughout in gangland Chicago, yet now not really easy for a twelve-year-old to discover, specially whilst his father disapproves of it. Paulie has to lie, beg, and scouse borrow simply to get time for classes, time to perform, time to slide throughout city to determine stars like King Oliver and Louis Armstrong.

Lies final basically goodbye till they're discovered, and a war of words is coming. Will he pick out domestic and kinfolk or sleazy dives with that impressive tune? to choose, Paulie has to stand a good more durable query. what's jazz, finally?

Author James Lincoln Collier has performed and studied jazz all through his existence. here's a novel that exhibits us a very good second within the background of jazz, and issues at concerns that also difficulty us this day.

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