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Mundell Lowe

A trusted cool-toned guitarist who was simply on many periods over time despite never learning to be a home name, Mundell Lowe found early knowledge during 1936-1940 using Dixieland in New Orleans and nation music in Nashville. He toured with Jan Savitt (1942), Ray McKinley (1945-1947), Mary Lou Williams (1947-1949), Crimson Norvo, and Ellis Larkins. In 1950, he became an employee musician at NBC, although he generally played jazz privately. Lowe was using the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra (1952-1953), caused Benny Goodman on an intermittent basis, and documented as a head for RCA, Riverside, Camden, and Charlie Parker Information. In 1965, Lowe transferred to California and proved helpful being a composer for movies and tv, teaching film structure during 1979-1985. He performed locally in LA, frequently with Richie Kamuca and Benny Carter. Mundell Lowe (who’s married to vocalist Betty Bennett) documented pieces for Famous Door (1974), Dobre (1976), and Jazz Alliance (1992).

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