It is commonly said that literature and jazz have many points of contact. We should specify that this refers to the literature of the 20th century, as this is the century of jazz. But, is this assertion true? The music is composed by abstract sounds and literature by specific words, and thus, the meeting seems to be complicated, if not unsolvable. The conference proposes to think about this issue with the guiding hand of the writer, Julio Cortázar, and three musicians from the golden age of jazz: Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and Bill Evans.