Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mundell Lowe - Satan in High Heels

Mundell Lowe's score for the exploitation flick Satan in High Heels is an immensely enjoyable collection of exaggeratedly cinematic jazz. Lowe runs through all sorts of styles, from swinging big band to cool jazz, from laid-back hard-bop to driving bop. He pulls it off because his big band is comprised of musicians as skilled as Oliver Nelson, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Urbie Green, Joe Newman and Clark Terry. They help give the music the extra kick it needs, and Satan in High Heels winds up as a terrific set of humorous and sleazy, but well-played, mainstream jazz.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Mundell Lowe
Satan in High Heels


1 Satan in High Heels 3:24
2 Montage 2:11
3 The Lost and the Lonely 3:38
4 East Side Drive 2:48
5 Coffee, Coffee 3:27
6 Lake in the Woods 3:30
7 From Mundy On 3:27
8 The Long Knife 2:22
9 Blues for a Stripper 3:27
10 Pattern of Evil 2:26

All Compositions by Mundell Lowe

Featuring Mundell Lowe, Barry Galbraith, Oliver Nelson, Eddie Costa, Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Urbie Green, Al Cohn, Ed Shaughnessy, Ernie Royal, George Duvivier, Walter Levinsky, Jimmy Cleveland, Phil Woods, Carl Severinson, Gene Allen, etc.

Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, New York ; November 20 & December 22, 1961


LaroSwing said...

Wow! Satanic jazz? I can't wait to listen to this unknown album...

Baron said...

Not seen this at all Mel ... thank you ... Baron

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel.

Blue Eyes said...

Yes, super post Mel!

Terry said...

Thanks for this rarity. For an interview with Mundell Lowe regarding the score, go to

Oracle said...

Thanks for an upgrade from 192. Great album

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel.

Philo said...

I have this album. The AMG review is spot on. This music is a whole lot of fun. Recommended.

El Rana said...

This kicks ass !!

Shaughnessy swings like you're supposed to....

You made my day again Melanchthon !



freesteve said...


Bill said...

A welcome surprise. Thanks, Mel.

Guelda said...

Beautiful album, great arrangements and guitar playing, my kind of jazz !

Thank you very much for sharing Mel !

Melanchthon said...

duck said...

Hi Mel, seems like I missed this one before, time to put it to right and thanks as always