You've probably heard of him, the jazz pianist Pete Adler. Maybe you have some of his recordings, but I'll bet you don't know he was born into a wealthy family, that his daddy wanted him to be a doctor, or at least a lawyer, that his beautiful, wild, and impulsive mother was just eighteen years old when he was born. My name is Patch and I play trumpet. I come from the poor side of town, but we've been together since the beginning so you can believe me when I tell you I know the whole story: the great music, the amazing sex, the horrific crimes that happened in a place that was famous for all three, Kansas City, Missouri. Don't miss this powerful, exciting, and sometimes heartbreaking story about the early years of jazz.
336 pages; 5.5 x 8.5 inches; Paperback; ISBN 9781477645857