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Mundell James Lowe, 21 April 1922, Laurel, Mississippi, USA. Guitarist Lowe began playing at the age of six; seven years later, he left home and headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. He listened and learned at many of the citys clubs before he was found by his Baptist minister father and taken back home. He soon made another try for an early career in music, this time visiting Nashville where he played in the Pee Wee King band. Taken home again he graduated from school in 1940 and promptly joined the Jan Savitt band. Drafted for military service, Lowe was posted to a camp near New Orleans. At a nearby camp the entertainments officer was John Hammond Jnr. and their meeting helped Lowe establish his career after the war.
Hammond introduced him to Ray McKinley who was leading the post-war Glenn Miller band and thereafter the guitarist worked with Benny Goodman, Wardell Gray, Fats Navarro and Red Norvo among many leading jazz musicians. During...