How to Beat the High Cost of Living

How to Beat the High Cost of Living

by Earl Klugh


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After a series of low-quality commercial releases for Columbia, Hubert Laws came up with this surprisingly worthwhile album. Featured along with acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh, the flutist performed Patrick Williams' music for the film How to Beat the High Cost of Living, which starred Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, and Jessica Lange. While the light comedy has been long forgotten and none of these ten selections caught on, the music is largely straight-ahead, with some strong melodies, and finds Laws and Klugh playing very well. They are backed by a six-piece rhythm section including keyboardist Michael Lang and both Tim May and Mitch Holder on guitars. This out of print LP (which probably will not get reissued on CD anytime soon) is well worth acquiring.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2014
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140674127
catalogNumber: 6741
Rank: 147802

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earl Klugh   Primary Artist,Guitar
Hubert Laws   Flute
Patrick Williams   Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Mitch Holder   Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Tim May   Guitar
Steven Schaeffer   Drums
Mike Lang   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Patrick Williams   Composer,Producer
George Butler   Executive Producer
Don Hahn   Producer,Remixing
Cliff Condak   Cover Illustration
Robert Kaufman   Producer,Screenplay
Samuel Z. Arkoff   Executive Producer
Robert Scherrer   Director
Jerome M. Zeitman   Producer
Leonora Thuna   Story

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