Alma's Jazzy Marriage

In ALMA'S JAZZY MARRIAGE, Alma Foster recalls her life with her husband, seminal jazz bassist George "Pops" Foster. Foster popularized the slap bass style, an innovation which changed jazz's rhythm section forever. ALMA'S JAZZY MARRIAGE is a behind the scenes look at some of the giants of jazz, told from a woman's perspective - from Harlem in the 1920s and '30s, through hilarious road trips and life in San Francisco. Family photos and archival film, as well as a rare interview with Alma, whose memory and wit "as sharp as a 10-penny nail," bring this duo's colorful marriage to life.

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