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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 at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man playing drums, Mary McMahon holding a microphone while singing, Milt Abel playing bass, and Billy Meynier looking down while playing piano. Other people are sitting in front of the stage. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Dennis Lucas playing drums, Carmell Jones playing trumpet, Milt Abel playing bass in back, and Mary McMahon holding a microphone toward Jones. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Milt Abel playing bass in back, Mary McMahon holding a microphone while singing, and Paul Smith playing piano. Other people are sitting in front of the stage. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Al Bartee playing drums, Mary McMahon singing, Milt Abel playing bass, and Billy Meynier playing a keyboard. Other people are sitting in front of the stage. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall., 1991, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jazz musicians at the Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Milt Abel playing bass, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man playing congas, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Duck Warner holding a microphone and snapping his fingers, Milt Abel playing bass, and Paul Smith playing a keyboard while looking to the side. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man walking on stage, Tommy Ruskin talking to the man on the left, Milt Abel picking up his bass, and Mike Ning standing near a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Milt Abel playing bass, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Milt Abel playing bass, and Mike Ning playing a keyboard. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man playing congas, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Milt Abel playing bass, Duck Warner singing into a microphone in his hand, Ken Barry sitting in the back, and Paul Smith playing a keyboard behind Warner. Other people are sitting in front of the stage watching. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Milt Abel playing bass, Duck Warner singing into a microphone in his hand, Paul Smith playing a keyboard, and Ken Barry sitting in the back. Other people are sitting in front of the stage watching. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., 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 Levee Bar & Grill
Jazz musicians performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: an unidentified man playing congas, Tommy Ruskin playing drums, Duck Warner singing into a microphone in his hand, Milt Abel playing bass, and Paul Smith playing a keyboard behind Warner. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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