This blog from Gordon Spencer was originally hosted on but was transferred in 2020 to the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) as part of the extensive collection of jazz sound recordings donated to the Marr Sound Archives by Gordon’s widow, Hannalore Rogers. You can read about the donation in the April 28, 2020 UMKC Today news post.

This blog has been recreated by the UMKC Libraries Electronic Resources & Systems department. It recreates as faithfully as possible all of the posts and associated images from April and May 2017 as well as the foreword written by Hannalore on September 22, 2020.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Buddy Pennington, Head of Electronic Resources & Systems at UMKC Libraries, via email at