Saturday, February 25, 2017

Guitar Moods by Mundell Lowe

This is very much a chamber jazz set. Mundell Lowe plays “Our Waltz” as an unaccompanied guitar solo and his trio with bassist Trigger Alpert and drummer Ed Shaughnessy is joined by either Al Klink or Phil Bodner on various woodwinds during seven of the 11 other selections. The bass clarinet, flute, oboe, and English horn are quite atmospheric, adding to the beauty of the ballads. The brevity of the individual selections is understandable but it is unfortunate that this CD reissue is only 32 and a half minutes long, for what is here is quite memorable. Guitar Moods, which lives up to its name, is recommended anyway
Scott Yanow

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Mundell Lowe
Guitar Moods


1 Speak Low (Nash, Weill)  2:38
2 We’ll Be Together Again (Fischer, Laine)  2:07
3 Memories of You (Blake, Razaf)  3:48
4 Ill Wind (Arlen, Koehler)  3:02
5 You Don’t Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye)  3:08
6 I Dream Too Much (Fields, Kern)  2:18
7 June in January (Rainger, Robin)  2:54
8 I’ll Take the Romance (Hammerstein, Oakland)  1:53
9 It’s So Peaceful in the Country (Wilder)  4:11
10 Our Waltz (Rose)  1:54
11 I’m Old Fashioned (Kern, Mecer)  2:09
12 Goodbye (Jenkins)  3:06


Mundell Lowe - g
Al Klink - b cl [# 1] & fl [# 4 & 9]
Phil Bodner - ob [# 3] & Engl hrn [# 6, 7 & 12]
Trigger Alpert - b
Ed Shaughnessy - dr

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder’s Studioo, Hackensack, New Jersey ; February 20, March 2 & 9, 1956.


Otis Foster said...

I get messages that I can't open this file as an archive despite using several different extraction programs. Has it been locked out? Please respond privately to my email.


Melanchthon said...

Go there :

It's a free file archiver.

Otis Foster said...

Melanchthon, that's what I've been using. Are these files being locked out by Rapidshare?

You have a phenomenal collection.

Melanchthon said...

No, They are not. It works fine. Try Again.

Anonymous said...

file off line now. Will you re-up ? Tks.

fcapeau said...

I have a particular love for this album, but didn't listen to it for a long time. On the other hand, it's an occasion to listen to Ed Shaughnessy, who recently passed ! So long, Buddy ...

woland said...

Great album, thank you.

deGallo said...

Really like this! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Pass is not usual one????
Great blog, Melanchthon.
Best regards

Anonymous said...

pw is the same. lease try again. thx Cri

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thanks for everything

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. Great album. I used to have it on LP. Cheers.

AmyBRAINS said...

It's a very nice album.
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias,

Jazz Padd said...

Thanks for evermore guitar goodness!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

Nice post Mel!