Chloe Abel sitting in the shoulders of Milt Abel
Chloe Abel sitting in the shoulders of Milt Abel during a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal in Kansas City. Two unidentified men are leaning against the back wall. Milt Abel is wearing a tan jacket and is sitting next to a bass., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Elbert "Coots" Dye and Milt Abel at an unidentified event
Elbert "Coots" Dye and Milt Abel performing at an unidentified event. Dye is sitting at a piano and smiling in front of a microphone. Abel is playing bass in back. Both are wearing tuxedos and are in a room with bookshelf walls., August 19, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Elbert "Coots" Dye and Milt Abel at an unidentified event
Elbert "Coots" Dye and Milt Abel performing at an unidentified event. Dye is sitting at a piano and smiling while playing. Abel is playing bass in back. Both are wearing tuxedos and are in a room with bookshelf walls., August 19, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Elsa Hart, Betty Crow, Milt Abel, and family
Elsa Hart, Betty Crow, Milt Abel II, Milt Abel, and Chloe Abel sitting left to right during a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal in Kansas City, Missouri. Everyone is looking up and smiling. They are sitting on chairs and a stage near the wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians and family at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal
Jazz musicians and family at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Chloe Abel sitting on the ground in a pink sweater, Milt Abel standing and wearing a tan jacket, Duke Samuels playing bass and wearing a gray jacket, an unidentified man and child standing against the wall, and Elsa Hart sitting in a chair. Everyone is looking to the right., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal
Jazz musicians at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Milt Abel standing and wearing a tan jacket, Al "Delightful De" Bartee sitting in front and wearing a tan cap, Duke Samuels playing bass while looking forward, Elsa Hart sitting and looking at Samuels, and an unidentified man leaning against the back wall wearing a blue plaid shirt., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at an Elder Statesmen Awards ceremony
Jazz musicians at an Elder Statesmen Awards ceremony in Kansas City. Front row from left to right: two unidentified men, an unidentified woman, Queen Bey, Jackie Anderson, Rudy Massengale, Leon Brady, and two unidentified men. Back row from left to right: Carmell Jones, Mike Parkinson, Bob Simes, an unidentified man, Luqman Hamza, an unidentified man behind Humza, Frank Smith, and Milt Abel. The men are wearing suits and tuxedos. Bey is wearing a gold dress. Anderson is wearing a white blouse and pants. Everyone is talking or looking forward and smiling., 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at an outdoor party
Jazz musicians performing at an outdoor party at Betty Crow's house. From left to right: Donald Cox playing piano, Kevin Mahogany singing, Carmell Jones sitting and holding a trumpet, Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums, and Eddie Saunders playing saxophone. They are on a temporary stage in front of the house., August 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed.
Jazz musicians at an outdoor party
Jazz musicians performing at an outdoor party at Betty Crow's house. From left to right: Milt Abel playing bass, Carmell Jones playing trumpet, Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums, Eddie Saunders playing saxophone, and Sonny Kenner playing electric guitar. They are sitting in lawn chairs and relaxing while playing., August 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed.
Jazz musicians at an unidentified event
Jazz musicians performing at an unidentified event. From left to right: Eddie Saunders sitting while holding a saxophone, Milt Abel playing bass in back, and Elbert "Coots" Dye playing piano. They are all wearing tuxedos and are in a room with bookshelf walls., August 19, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Kansas City Spirit Festival
Jazz musicians performing at the Jazz Stage at the Kansas City Spirit Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Eddie Saunders playing saxophone, Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums, and Milt Abel playing bass. A banner that reads "Jazz Stage" is hanging above the stage., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Kansas City Spirit Festival
Jazz musicians performing at the Jazz Stage at the Kansas City Spirit Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums, Eddie Saunders playing saxophone, and Milt Abel playing bass. A banner that reads "Jazz Stage" is hanging above the stage., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Kansas City Spirit Festival
Jazz musicians performing at the Jazz Stage at the Kansas City Spirit Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums, Eddie Saunders playing saxophone, and Milt Abel playing bass. A banner that reads "Jazz Stage" is hanging above the stage., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Kansas City Spirit Festival
Jazz musicians performing at the Jazz Stage at the Kansas City Spirit Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Eddie Saunders playing saxophone, Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums, and Milt Abel playing bass. A banner that reads "Jazz Stage" is hanging above the stage., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Kansas City Spirit Festival
Jazz musicians performing on the Jazz Stage at the Kansas City Spirit Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man holding a microphone, Henry Howard playing saxophone, Eddie Saunders sitting on a stool while holding a saxophone, an unidentified man arranging music on a stand, and Milt Abel playing bass. They are on a stage under a white tent., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Kansas City Spirit Festival
Jazz musicians performing on the Jazz Stage at the Kansas City Spirit Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man playing trombone, Gerald Spaits playing bass, and Milt Abel holding open a tent flap. They are on a stage under a white tent., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at Fedora's Café & Bar
Jazz musicians performing at Fedora's Café & Bar in the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Karrin Allyson is singing into a microphone in her hand while looking down. Milt Abel is playing bass behind Allyson. Tommy Ruskin is playing drums on the far right partially off-camera. They are near a wall with mounted mirrors and art., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians performing at Fedora's Café & Bar
Jazz musicians performing at Fedora's Café & Bar in the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Milt Abel is playing bass on the left in front of a microphone. Wayne Ruppenthal is playing trumpet on the right. Tommy Ruskin is playing drums behind Ruppenthal. They are standing near a wall with mounted mirrors and art., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians playing for an outdoor party
Jazz musicians playing for an outdoor party at Betty Crow's house. From left to right: Donald Cox playing piano, Eddie Saunders playing saxophone, Milt Abel playing bass, and Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums. They are on a temporary stage in front of the house., August 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed.
Jazz musicians playing for an outdoor party
Jazz musicians playing for an outdoor party at Betty Crow's house. From left to right: Milt Abel playing bass, Al Bartee playing drums, and Sonny Kenner playing electric guitar. They are on a temporary stage in front of the house., August 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed.
Milt Abel and Carol Comer at the Plaza III
Milt Abel and Carol Comer performing at the Plaza III at 4749 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri. Abel is playing bass while looking down. Comer is playing piano while looking up and smiling. She is sitting at a black piano with a stack of music on it. There are dining tables behind them and a waiter standing with a white jacket., April 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Milt Abel and Carol Comer at the Plaza III
Milt Abel and Carol Comer performing at the Plaza III at 4749 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri. Abel is playing bass while looking down at Comer. Comer is playing piano while looking down and smiling. She is sitting at a black piano with a vase of roses on it. There are dining tables behind and paintings on the wall., April 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Milt Abel and Duke Samuels at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal
Milt Abel speaking with Duke Samuels at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal in Kansas City, Missouri. Abel is standing on the right, wearing a tan jacket and hat. Samuels is wearing a gray jacket., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Milt Abel and Tommy Ruskin at Fedora's Café & Bar
Milt Abel and Tommy Ruskin performing at Fedora's Café & Bar in the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Abel is playing bass while singing into a microphone. Ruskin is playing drums and is wearing a white tuxedo jacket. They are standing near a wall with mounted mirrors and art., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Milt Abel at Jardine's
Milt Abel performing at Jardine's on Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. He is playing bass while looking to the side. He is on a stage in front of a wall with instruments mounted on the wall., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Milt Abel at an outdoor party
Milt Abel at an outdoor party at Betty Crow's house. Abel is playing a bass behind a microphone stand. He is looking up with a neutral expression. Sonny Kenner is standing off camera on the right., August 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Milt Abel at the Plaza III
Milt Abel performing at the Plaza III at 4749 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri. Abel is playing bass while looking down. He is wearing a tuxedo and black bowtie. There are dining tables behind him., April 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.