“He went down to the Mutual Musicians Foundation after his sold out show here and played the harmonica in one their jams,” says Stanford & Sons main man Craig Glazer. “He hung out at Kelly’s in Westport first and you know his other favorite place here was Jardine’s and he was going to go there and try to play. Remember, you and I took him there that one time.”
Uh, yeah – I remember all too well. I passed on giving Coulier a lift back to his hotel in KCK and then face planted down the Plaza jazz joints steep staircase. Piano man Mark Lowrey likes nothing better than to point out the exact spot where I splattered.
The reason Coulier passed on Jardine’s and opted for the MMF? three words, Glazer says: 6 am booze.
“That and the whole Count Basie birthday thing,” Glazer says. “And the fact that they served liquor all night – he liked that. He thought it was amazing. I mean,you can’t even do that in Los Angeles.”
After a late night bust in 2006 – after operating under the city’s radar with no liquor license – the MMF snagged a wildly unusual 6 a.m. license in 2007 courtesy of Mo. Rep. Mike Tallboy.