Mundell Lowe – Blues For A Stripper (Full Album)

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“The music on this big-band date led by guitarist Mundell Lowe has a somewhat confusing history, since it was initially released as the soundtrack to the low-budget film Satan in High Heels and later reissued as Blues for a Stripper. The ten originals are written, arranged, and conducted by Lowe, with a formidable all-star big band that includes Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Newman, Al Cohn, Oliver Nelson, and Eddie Costa. His brief sketches are enjoyable, running the gamut of bop, hard bop, cool, and swing, though none of them makes a lasting impression. Sadly, none of the soloists is identified and the solos are too brief to make it obvious who is playing, though Costa takes several excellent solos on vibes. This LP, issued on the Charlie Parker label, is a bit of an obscurity that is worth searching for.” – Ken Dryden/AllMusic.

Track listing:

00:00 1 Blues For A Stripper
03:26 2 From Mundy On
06:48 3 Montage
09:01 4 Coffee, Coffee
12:30 5 The Lost And The Lonely
16:08 6 Pattern Of Evil
18:34 7 Satan In High Heels
22:00 8 East Side Drive
24:51 9 Lake In The Woods
28:20 10 The Long Knife

Personnel:

Phil Woods – alto saxophone
George Duvivier – bass
Ed Shaughnessy – drums
James Buffington – French Horn
Mundell Lowe – guitar
Eddie Costa – piano, vibraphone
Al Klink, Ray Beckenstein – saxophone
Walter Levinsky – saxophone, flute
Al Cohn – saxophone, tenor saxophone
Oliver Nelson – tenor saxophone
George “Buster” Cooper, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green – trombone
Bernie Glow, Clark Terry, Carl Severinsen, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman – trumpet

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Label: Charlie Parker Records
Country: US
Released: 1962
Recorded: November 30 and December 22 ,1961

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