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Remembering Milt Abel

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Photo: Marr Sound Archives
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Bettye Miller (on piano) and Milt Abel (on bass)

Jazz bassist and vocalist Milt Abel - part of Kansas City's jazz scene for five decades - died on February 3, 2006 after a long illness. Abel grew up in Philadelphia, where he learned to play the stand-up bass, baritone horn, and trombone as a teenager.

By Laura Spencer

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-498990.mp3

Kansas City, MO – KCUR?s Laura Spencer talked to some of the musicans he played with over the years in Kansas City and others who say his musicial talent will not be forgotten.

Special thanks to the Marr Sound Archives (find out more on the Mutual Musicians Foundation website).

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