Mundell's Moods: Mundell Lowe & Hendrik Meurkens
“Opus 1,” along with vibraphone and piano trio, serves as a reminder of the veteran guitarist’s storied career that stretches from Abbie Brunies, Jan Savitt, Ray McKinley, Benny Goodman, Fats Navarro, and Red Norvo to the Sauter/Finegan Orchestra. Lowe performs with clear articulation and a swing that belies his experience. He and Meurkens, while coming from different generations, appear to be “reading from the same sheet of music.” It’s just one more reminder that straight-ahead jazz remains timeless for all generations.
Track Listing: Windy Wendy; Mundell
Personnel: Mundell Lowe- guitar; Hendrik Meurkens- vibraphone, harmonica; Larry Porter- piano; Pat O