11 Books Featuring Jazz Music

Check out these jazzy reads

In jazz it’s the notes you don’t play which count. In literature, it can be the words an author doesn’t write. Regardless of what was left out, these books capture beautiful words and music on the page.

On The Road

1. On the Road

Jack Kerouac

3. Coming Through Slaughter

Michael Ondaatje

4. RL's Dream

W Mosley
Vile Bodies cover

5. Vile Bodies

Evelyn Waugh

6. Bertie Plays the Blues

Alexander McCall Smith

8. Half Blood Blues

Esi Edugyan
Jazz cover

9. Jazz

Toni Morrison

10. Another Country

James Baldwin

11. Trumpet

Jackie Kay

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Danny Scott
Danny Scott

Danny Scott is Scottish Book Trust's Digital Marketing Manager

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