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Mundell Lowe And His Orchestra: New Music Of Alec Wilder

1956 Riverside

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This album was originally released in September 1956, one month after 1946's "Frank Sinatra Conducts The Music Of Alec Wilder" had been reissued as a 10-inch, 33-and-1/3 LP (Columbia CL-884).

FS contributed extensive liner notes, excerpted below.

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Notes By Sinatra

To me, Alec Wilder has always represented the finer things in music. So I find it a source of considerable pleasure now, as it has always been in the past, to know that there is new Wilder music to listen to.

"I have admired Alec's work ever since I first became aware of his music, which makes it difficult for me even to attempt to decide what the relative position of the compositions in this album might be in the overall Wilder picture. But I can say with certainty that, like just about everything Wilder has done, this is important and fascinating music. ...

"I make no claim to being an impartial judge of Alec's work. I have known him well since 1943 (when he wrote arrangements for a good many of my early recordings), and I feel that in that time Alec's music and his appreciation of music have helped my own musical conceptions to reach a higher plane than would have been possible without him.

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