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Guitar Moods By Mundell Lowe

CD (Item 352425) Riverside/OJC, 1956 — Condition: New Copy
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The title's a great one for the set, as Mundell Lowe was one of the moodiest players of his generation – a great guitarist with a really unique tone – recorded in a perfect setting for the album! The group's a bit unusual, as it features Lowe's guitar next to small combo arrangements that include a bit of flute, bass clarinet, oboe, and English Horn – never crowding in any of the horns at once, but using them bit by bit throughout the album – in order to give a slight edge, and a darker mood, to different tracks as needed. The only other backing in the set is bass and drums – and the use of Lowe's guitar next to these horns makes for a really unique sound, especially for a guitar jazz album of the mid 50s. Titles include "Speak Low", "Ill Wind", "Our Waltz", "I'll Take Romance", "I Dream Too Much", and "Memories Of You". (CD case has a small cutout hole.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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