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The Best of Jackson Payne

A Novel

When Charles Quinlan, an academic obsessed with jazz, starts exploring the life and death of Jackson Payne, a fictional tenor-sax player, he can’t imagine where his research will lead. Told in a series of dazzling riffs by everyone from Payne’s lovers to his fellow musicians, The Best of Jackson Payne is a novel that swings unlike any other.

321 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2000

Phoenix Fiction


Table of Contents

TWOStormin’ at the Point
THREEThe Shell Casting
FOUROff the Bar
FIVEThat’s Why the Lady Is a Tramp
SIXMy Funny Valentine
SEVENThe Standard Form of the
American Popular Song
EIGHTStuck in a Groove
NINEThe Kensington Sessions
TENCelestial Faith
ELEVENSweet Thing

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