Miami – 1959
“Oh Good, you’re still there!”
Her voice was a well modulated but somewhat breathless alto with an accent I couldn’t place.
“So what can I do for you?”
“Your ad in the phone book says you specialize in missing persons, are you good at it?”
“I’d like to think so. So who’s missing and how long have they been gone?”
“Me. I mean… I don’t know.”
Most ‘Persons’ cases start out pretty simple. This didn’t seem to be one of them…
“No Matter Where Noir” featuring Mark Buselli and Ned Boyd – Available June 1st 2017
#12 NACC Jazz Top 30 (7/29/17)
#22 Roots Music Report Jazz Top 50 (7/29/17)
#15 Top Jazz Albums Released First Half of 2017 – WHPK Chicago
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