In the Blood

Coming soon from Penmore Press!

The trouble with K.C. Brown’s desire to play alto sax for a local jazz band is that she’s a 19-year-old white girl, the band members are middle-aged black men, the year is 1948, and they all live in a racially divided Midwestern town. 

In the Blood explores the cultural, sexual, generational, and economic issues in post-World War II America, framed in the context of a friendship and understanding that develops between K.C. and the band’s ailing trombonist, Freddie Ross.

Click the button below to see a tune attributed to Dwayne Hite, the bandleader of the Blue Notes:

It Ain’t Wrong If It’s Right