Friday, February 12, 2010

The Last of the Blue Devils

It seems as if the Mutual Musicians Foundation has been getting attention for all the wrong reasons lately. I thought it would be nice to take a look at the one of the happier- albeit bittersweet- moments in its illustrious history. The Last of the Blue Devils documented a 1979 reunion of Kansas City jazz legends. The wonderful film is available at Amazon and Netflix. This clip features Jay McShann and Jesse Price at the Foundation. Joe Turner is part of the Greek chorus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bittersweet, yes. A great film! You'd think the membership could have gotten the piano tuned for such an important event.