Friday, March 31, 2017

Mundell Lowe, guitar & Lloyd Wells, guitar "Poor Butterfly"

Guitar students and aficionados, here's an album to celebrate! Mundell Lowe and Lloyd Wells are master musicians who remind us that the guitar can be an instrument of beauty in the right hands. Along with bassist Jim Ferguson, the two guitar mavens bring us  twelve melodies in solo, duo, and trio settings. And you know these honored tunes. Evergreens from "Line For Lyons" to "I Loves You, Porgy", or "Alice In Wonderland" to "Last Night When We Were Young" and many more. At 93 years of age, Lowe has played professionally for over 70 (!) years, and Wells is the perfect compliment on the rarely heard seven string guitar. The communication between them and bassist Ferguson is something to behold: there's nothing to prove here. Just great songs interpreted with lots of heart. 

Two Helpins' Of Collards Records; 2016; appx. 40 min.

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