Shades of Blue by Bill Moody audiobook

Shades of Blue: An Evan Horne Mystery

By Bill Moody
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Evan Horne Mysteries: Book 6

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433211522

  • ISBN: 9781433274831

Runtime: 8.40 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

After months of successful work in Europe, musician Evan Horne returns to settle in the San Francisco Bay area, where he makes inroads into the jazz scene. Life is good until he gets a phone call from a Los Angeles attorney. Evan’s old friend and former mentor, pianist Calvin Hughes, has died and left Evan all of his possessions.

When Evan begins to play through some of Calvin’s handwritten sheet music, he recognizes a song from the landmark Miles Davis recording Birth of the Cool and another from Kind of Blue. Evan is soon on a whirlwind journey across the country to confront his family. Was Calvin Hughes the uncredited composer of one or both of these tunes? Or was it simply Hughes’ transcriptions from the recordings? Just what was his mother’s relationship with Calvin Hughes? And how did jazz come into the equation?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Evan’s sixth case offers an infectiously mellow first-person narrative, a nostalgic undertone, and a nicely drawn combo of sidemen (and women).” Kirkus Reviews
“Gardner’s strengths help listeners to enjoy the production.” Audiofile
“Moody effectively combines Horne’s investigations into Hughes’ and his own background with the always fascinating story of how those great Miles albums came to be.” Booklist
“Moody works story lines like a clever arranger setting two familiar melodies in unexpected counterpoint.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Bill Moody

Author Bio: Bill Moody

Bill Moody is a mystery author and professional jazz drummer who has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, Junior Mance, Jon Hendricks, and Lou Rawls. He lives in northern California, where he hosts a weekly jazz show, and is the author of a dozen short stories in various collections and several Evan Horne mystery novels.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English