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"Moten Swing"

From "Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing"


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Robert Altman's marvelous film


Kansas City native Robert Altman left behind a marvelous body of work, but for us this has to be the cream of the crop.

He hired top contemporary jazz musicians to re-create the look, feel and sound of Kansas City in the 1930s.


Joshua Redman as Lester Young - tenor sax
Craig Handy as Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax
James Carter as Ben Webster - tenor sax
Dadid Murray - tenor sax
Jesse Davis - alto sax
David "Fathead" Newman Jr. - alto sax
Don Byron - clarinet/baritone sax
Olu Dara - cornet
Nicholas Payton - trumpet
James Zollar - trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Clark Gayton - trombone
Victor Lewis as Joe Jones - drums
Geri Allen as Mary Lou Williams - piano
Cyrus Chestnut as Count Basie - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Christian McBride - bass
Tyron Clarke - bass
Russell Malone - guitar
Mark Whitefield - guitar
Kevin Mahogany - vocal

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