All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Mundell Lowe

Mundell Lowe

BORN IN LAUREL, Mississippi, Mundell left home at the age of thirteen. After working in Nashville, he found his way to Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the beginning of his jazz career. While serving in World War Il, he met the influential John Hammond, who introduced him to Ray McKinley. Mundell worked with McKinley’s band for a year and a half, developing his distinctive instrumental style, and then moved on to work in New York at Café Society and stints at the Village Vanguard and The Embers, among others. Mundell worked with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Helen Humes and Charles Mingus, to name but a few. These gigs overlapped with an early morning TV show at NBC with Cy Coleman, “A Date in Manhattan,” and later “The Kate Smith Hour” with Stan Getz, Doc Severinsen, and Kai Winding.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
December 04, 2017

Mundell Lowe (1922-2017)

December 03, 2017

Mundell Lowe, 1922-2017

June 04, 2014

Mundell Lowe: 'Souvenirs'

February 10, 2014

Mundell Lowe: San Diego, 1990

August 13, 2010

Mundell Lowe: TV Action Jazz

12 Photos View in Slideshow

Discography

Poor Butterfly

Poor Butterfly

Two Helpins' O' Collards
2015

buy
Haunted Heart

Haunted Heart

Lilys Dads
2007

buy
Mundell's Moods

Mundell's Moods

Nagel-Heyer
2000

buy
Souvenirs

Souvenirs

The Jazz Alliance
1992

buy

Videos

Similar

Lester Young Lester Young
saxophone
Joe Pass Joe Pass
guitar
Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith
organ, Hammond B3
Barney Kessel Barney Kessel
guitar, electric
Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins
sax, tenor
Tal Farlow Tal Farlow
guitar
Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan
sax, baritone