The City Blues Quartet is a series of novels plotting the intertwined history of Jazz and the Mob through six decades in the 20th century.
I’ve written two of the books so far (links below), with the final two on their way.
In an Oulipo-inspired writing constraint, each of the four parts will be based around a different city, decade, season, weather, song and theme. These (excluding the theme) are outlined below…
|The Axeman's Jazz||New Orleans||1910s||Spring||Rain||The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz by Joseph John Davilla|
|Dead Man's Blues||Chicago||1920s||Summer||Sunshine||West End Blues by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five|
|The Mobster's Lament||New York||1940s||Autumn||Snow||Relaxin' At Camarillo by Charlie Parker|