Mundell Lowe (g), Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen (tp), Urbie Green, 'Buster' Cooper (tb), James Buffington (Frh), Al Cohn (ts), Sol Schlinger (bs), Eddie Costa (p, vib), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)
Reference: FSRCD 1626
Bar code: 8427328616263
"The producer of "Satan", Leonard Burton, decided for the most part that he wanted a jazz score. Some of the pieces are jazz pieces, but I tried to be very careful in the arrangements because there is one thing that automatically kills jazz: the moment the music written is tense, jazz "will not happen." Jazz ideas are like good conversation, the moment a conversation becomes tense, talk is difficult. However, there has to be a certain intensity to create excitement. I hope I've accomplished this."
"Mundell Lowe's score for the exploitation flick Satan in High Heels is an immensely enjoyable collection of exaggeratedly cinematic jazz. Lowe runs through all sorts of styles, from swinging big band to cool jazz, from laid-back hard-bop to driving bop. He pulls it off because his big band is comprised of musicians as skilled as Oliver Nelson, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Urbie Green, Joe Newman and Clark Terry. They help give the music the extra kick it needs, and Satan in High Heels winds up as a terrific set of humorous and sleazy, but well-played, mainstream jazz."
Stephen Thomas Erlewine -All Music Guide
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