An off-shoot from Kansas City, this keeps the focus entirely on KC's legendary all-night jam sessions where the likes of Lester Young plied their trade. The music is stonking, but the documentary aspects are disappointingly half-hearted (brief oral testimonies sound suspiciously phony), and even the jam re-creations feel contrived. Handsomely shot and immaculately recorded, so it should please the jazzers.
Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing
Cast and crew
David 'Fathead' Newman