Kansas City There They Were

The Last of The Blue Devils is an excellent documentary of the Kansas City jazz scene.

Let by Count Basie, it features a countless number of great musicians that got their start in the city. There were players such as Jay McShane, Dizzy Gillespie and the legendary Charlie Parker.

Made in the 1970s it’s also a fascinating view of the jazz scene at the time and what their lives were like. They had seen more youthful days, but they were still making great music.