Outstanding yet obscure

One of the fascinating things about jazz is how many musicians master it’s difficult techniques and become among the best players in the world on their instruments only to toil in relative obscurity to musicians with not a tenth the talent in other genres. Today we present exhibit a: Mr. Mundell Lowe of Shady Grove, Mississippi.  Mumdell is an absolute whiz on guitar and he played with some of the all-time greats from Yardbird Parker to Sarah Vaughan to Barry Manilow but we bet you’ve not heard of him as much as thousands of 3 chord rock stars.  And that is one of the great pleasures for those of us who love jazz: most people will never appreciate a Mumdell Lowe, like a secret you can tell and still keep.

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