The story of Ben is fiction, but it could be the story of more than one jazz musician who grew up in the twenties. Using the art-deco style of the period, Rachel Isadora not only captures the poignancy and yearning of a youthful talent, but in page after page of striking art seems to convey the very sound of music.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
I re-read this after almost 20 years. Loved it then, loved it now. Put on some Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, or Dizzy Gillespie and read the book, then page through it again very slowly, immersing yourself in the detail of the pictures. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CasieBelaire - LibraryThing
Ben grew up across the street from the Zig Zag Jazz Club and listened to the music from the club every evening. Ben would join in and play his imaginary trumpet. Ben admired the musicians at the club ... Read full review