Mundell Lowe – A Grand Night For Swinging

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A Grand Night for Swinging is an album by American jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label.

The Allmusic review by Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. awarded the album 4 stars and stated “A Grand Night for Swinging will be a real treat for fans unfamiliar with Lowe’s earlier work, and a satisfying selection for fans of good jazz guitar.”

Track listing:
“It’s a Grand Night for Swinging” (Billy Taylor) – 4:22
“Blues Before Freud” (Mundell Lowe) – 7:18
“Easy to Love” (Cole Porter) – 7:19
“It Could Happen to You” (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:53
“Love Me or Leave Me” (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 3:35
“You Turned the Tables on Me” (Louis Alter, Sidney Mitchell) – 5:37
“Crazy Rhythm” (Irving Caesar, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Joseph Meyer) – 6:52

Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City on March 7 (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 7) April 10 (tracks 2, 5 & 6), 1957

Personnel:
Mundell Lowe – guitar
Billy Taylor – piano
Les Grinage – bass
Ed Thigpen – drums
Gene Quill – alto saxophone (tracks 2, 5 & 6)

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Released: 1957
Recorded: March 7 and April 10, 1957
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Length: 37:56
Label: Riverside
RLP 12-238
Producer: Orrin Keepnews

 

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