NORVO Red

NORVO RED KENETH NORVILLE. (XIL-MARIM-VIB)

Beardstown, Illinois. 31/3/1908. – Santa Monica, California. 6/4/1999.

Dopo aver studiato pianoforte si è dedicato alla marimba ed in seguito allo xilofono, che sotto le sue sapienti mani è diventato uno valido strumento jazzistico. Nel 1925 ha esordito a Chicago con un’orchestra di marimbe ”The Collegians”, in seguito per un certo periodo ha diviso il suo tempo tra studio e lavoro, ha suonato con Victor Young, Ben Bernie e con Paul Whiteman, nel 1934 ha sposato la cantante dell’orchestra Mildred Bailey, dalla quale poi si è separato nel 1945. Ha lavorato a New York come solista, ha diretto un sestetto insieme a Charlie Barnet tra il 1935 ed il 1936. Insieme alla moglie ha diretto un gruppo dal 1936 al 1939, gruppo che si avvale degli arrangiamenti di Eddie Sauter e che ha prodotto il primo jazz da camera proposto in maniera molto raffinata. Nel 1943 è passato al vibrafono, ha suonato con Benny Goodman, ha inciso con Charlie Parker e Dizzy Gillespie e nel 1946 è entrato nel primo gregge di Woody Herman ed ha anche collaborato con Billie Holiday. Nel 1949 si è trasferito sulla costa orientale dove ha messo su un trio insieme con Charles Mingus e Tal Farlow, gruppo che ha ottenuto un grande successo di pubblico e soprattutto di critica. In seguito Mingus e Farlow saranno sostituiti egregiamente da Red Mitchell e Jimmy Raney. Nel 1951 è tornato con Goodman e vi è rimasto sino al 1961. Ha dovuto subire un serio intervento all’orecchio, rimessosi fisicamente ha ripreso l’attività in una tournée europea, alla quale ha partecipato sia come solista che in un gruppo di tutte stelle dal 1968 al 1969. Dopo una sosta, ha ripreso alla metà degli anni ’70 è ritornato sulla scena con nuovo trio ancora insieme a Farlow. Ha collaborato nell’arco della sua lunga carriera con John Kirby, Teddy Wilson, Slam Stewart, gli Hollywood Hucksters, con la JATP di Norman Granz, Scott Hamilton, Benny Carter ed altri. Partendo dallo xilofono e la marimba, di cui è stato maestro nello stile Chicago degli anni’30, egli ha avuto delle continue evoluzioni. Il suo suono del suo vibrafono è diverso dagli altri vibrafonisti, è un suono secco, senza vibrato, ispirato al pianismo di Teddy Wilson. E’ passato dallo swing, al bebop, al cool jazz, con grande disinvoltura grazie alla sua grande tecnica ed al suo gusto raffinatissimo. Solista splendido nell’interpretazione delle ballads, anche se dimostra un certa rigidità ritmica nei tempi mossi. Musicista particolarmente innamorato dei gruppi di musica da camera, nei quali il suo collaboratore ideale era Eddie Sauter.

Discografia:

Mister Swing.Mister Swing.

Red Norvo (xil) Jimmy Dorsey (cl) Fulton McvGrath (p) Dick McDonough (g) Artie Bernstein (b)

Knockin’On Wood / Hole In The Wail.

New York, 8-4-33.

Red Norvo (mar) Benny Goodman (cl) Dick McDonough (g) Artie Bernstein (b)

In A Mist / Dance Of The Octopus.

(Brunswick) New York, 21-11-33.

Red Norvo (xil) Artie Shaw (cl) Jack Jenney (tb) Teddy Wilson (p) Bobby Johnson (g) Hank Wayland (b) Bill Gussak (dr)

Old Fashioned Love (take 1) / I Surrender Dear (take 1) / Old Fashioned Love (take 2) / Old Fashioned Love (take 3) / I Surrender Dear (take 2)

New York, 26-9-34.

Tomboy (take 1) / The Night Is Blue / Tomboy (take 2)

New York, 4-10-34.

Red Norvo Amd His Octet.and His Octet.

Red Norvo (xil) Bunny Berigan (tp) Jack Jenny (tb) Johnny Mince (cl) Chu Berry (st) Teddy Wilson (p) George Van Eps (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Gene Krupa (dr)

Honeysuckle Rose / With All My Heart And Soul / Bughouse / Blues In E Flat.

New York, 25-1-35.

Stew Pletcher (tp-vc) Eddie Sauter (mell-arr) Donald McCook (cl) Herbie Haymer (st) Red Norvo (xil) Dave Barbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Bobby White (dr) 

Gramercy Square / Polly Woly Doodle.

New York, 6-1-36.

Decca Stomp / The Wedding Of Jack And Jill.

New York, 8-1-36.

Stesso gruppo con Maurice Purtill (dr) per Bobby White.

You Started Me Dreaming / Misty Island Of The Highlands / What’s The Name Of That Song / Let Yourself Go / Life Begins When You’re In Love / If You Love Me.

New York, 26-2-36.

Stew Pletcher (tp) Donald McCook (cl) Herbie Haymer (st) Red Norvo (xil) Howard Smith (p) Dave Barbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (dr)

I Got Rhythm / Oh Lady Be Good.

New York, 16-3-36.

Bill Hyland, Stew Pletcher, Eddie Meyers (tp) Leo Morgan (tb) Frank Simeone (sa) Herbie Haymer (st) Donald”Slot”Long (cl-st) Joe Liss (p) Dave Boabour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (dr) Mildred Bailey (vc) Eddie Sauter (arr) Red Norvo (xil)

A Porter’s Love Song Top A Chambermaid / I Know That You Know.

(Brunswick) New York, 26-8-36.

And His Orchestra.

Bill Hyland, Stew Pletcher, Eddie Meyers (tp) Leo Morgan (tb) S.Long (sa) Frank Simeone (sa) Herbie Haymer (st) Joe Liss (p) Dave Borbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (dr) Red Norvo (xil) Mildred Bailey (vc)

A Porter’s Love Song To A Chambermaid / It All Beings And Ends With You / I Know That You Know / Picture Me Without You.

New York, 26-8-36.

Bill Hyland, Stew Pletcher, Eddie Meyers (tp) Al Mastreen (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Slats Long (sa) Frank Simeone (sa) Herbie Haymer (st) Joe Liss (p) Dave Borbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (dr) Red Norvo (xil) Mildred Bailey, Lou HIrst (vc) Eddie Sauter (arr)

It Can Happen To You / Now That Summer Is Gone / It’s Love I’m After / Peter Piepr / When Is A Kiss Not A Kiss.

New York, 19-10-36.

And His Orchestra.

Bill Hyland, Stew Pletcher, Eddie Sauter (tp) A.Mastreen (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Frank Simeone (sa) Herbie Haymer (st) Joe Liss (p) Dave Borbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (dr) Red Norvo (xil) Mildred Bailey (vc)

Smoke Dreams / A Thousend Dreams Of You / Slummin’On Park Avenue / I Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.

Chicago, 8-1-37.

And His Blackhawk Orchestra.

Bill Hyland, Stew Pletcher, A Mastreen (tp) Leo Morgan (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Frank Simeone, C.Lamphere (sa) Joe Liss (p) Dave Borbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (dr) Red Norvo (xil)

Remember /Liza / I Would Do’Most Anything For You / Jivin’The Jeep..

Black Hawk, Chicago, 22-3-37.

Louis Mucci, George Wendt, Stew Pletcher (tp) Al Mastren (tb) Charles Lanphere (sa-cl) Hank D’Amico (cl-sa) Len Goldstein (sa) Herbie Haymer (st) Red Norvo (xil) Bill Miller (p) Red McGarvey (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (dr) Mildred Bailey (vc)

Everyone’s Wrong But Me / Posin’ / The Morning After / Do You Ever Think Of Me.

New York, 9-7-37.

Jimmy Blake, Zeke Zarchey, Barney Zudekoff (tp) Al Mastern (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Leonard Goldstein (sa) Jerry Jerome, Charlie Lamphere (st) Bill Miller (p) Red Norvo (vib) Alan Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (dr) Midred Bailey (vc)

Tears In My Heart / Worried Over You / Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie / Russian Lullaby.

Los Angeles, 22-9-37.

Jimmy Blake, Zeke Zarchey, Barney Zudekoff (tp) Wes Hain (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Leonard Goldstein (sa) Jerry Jerome, Charlie Lamphere (st) Bill Miller (p) Red Norvo (vib) Alan Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (dr) Midred Bailey (vc) Terry Allen (vc)

Always And Always / I Was Doing All Right / It’s Wonderful / Our Love I Here To Stay.

New York, 21-1-38.

Jeannine / Tea Time / How Can You Forget / There’s A Boy In Harlem.

New York, 23-2-38.

A Serenade To The Stars / More Than Ever / Week End Of A Private Secretary / Please Be Kind.

New York, 10-2-38.

Moonshine Over Kentucky / Rock It For Me / After Dinner Speech / If You Were In My Place.

New York, 21-4-38.

Says My Heart / I Let A Song Go Out In My Heart.

(Columbia) New York, 19-4-38.

Jack Owens, Jack Palmer, Barney Zudekoff (tp) Andy Russo, Al George (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Frank Simeone, Maurice Kogan (sa) George Berg (st) Bill Miller (p) Allken Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (dr) Red Norvo (xil) Mildred Mailey (vc)

You Leave My Breathless.

(Columbia) New York, 2-5-38.

Jack Owens, Jack Palmer, Barney Zudekoff (tp) Andy Russo, Al George (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Frank Simeone, Maurice Kogan (sa) George Berg (st) Bill Miller (p) Allken Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (dr) Red Norvo (xil) Mildred Mailey (vc)

I Let A Song Go Out In My Heart / Just You Just Me.

(Columbia) New York, 26-7-38.

A-Tisket A-Tasket.

New York, 28-7-38.

Uptown Conversation / Step Aside Jump Jump’s Here / Just You Just Me / Put Your Heart In A Song / Lullaby In Rhythm / I’d Climb The Highest Mountain / A Cigarette And A Silhouette / Drop Me Off In Harlem / Tea Time / Sunny Side Of Things / Jeannine / Stop Beatin’’round The Mulberry Bush / I May Be Wrong / Blue Skies / A-Tisket A-Tasket / Rug Cutter’s Swing.

New York, 9-9-38.

You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby.

(Columbia) New York, 29-9-38.

Mildred Bailey & Red Norvo’s Orchestra.Mildred Bailey & Red Norvo’s Orchestra.

Jack Owens, Jack Palmer, Barney Zudekoff (tp) Andy Russo, Al George (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Frank Simeone, Maurice Kogan (sa) George Berg (st) Bill Miller (p) Alan Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (dr) Midred Bailey (vc)

Blame It On My Last Affair.

(Columbia) New York, 3-12-38.

I Got For That.

New York, 8-12-38.

Jack Owens, Jack Palmer, Barney Zudekoff (tp) Andy Russo, Al George (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Frank Simeone, Maurice Kogan (sa) George Berg (st) Red Norvo (vib) Bill Miller (p) Alan Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (dr) Midred Bailey, Terry Alolen (vc)

Rehearsin’For A Nervous Breakdown.

New York, 27-2-39.

Jimmy Salko, Bob Kennedy, Jack King (tp) Eddie Bert (tb-vc) Abe Noel, Leo Conners (tb) Freddy Artzberger (sa) Sal Dettore (sa-cl) Johnny Mazet (st) Sam Spumberg (st-oboe-ing/h) Jimmy Gemus (sb-fl) Red Norvo (xil) Bob Kitis (p) Joe Kawchak (b) Frank Vesley (dr) Frank Snyder, Kay Allen, Helen Ward (vc)

Let’s Get It On / Liza / Stardust / Lover Come Back To Me / Stompin’At The Savoy / Snickers Fro Smiley / This Time The Dream’s On Me / Suspicious Suspension / I Get A Kick Out Of You / I’m Tellin’You / Norvo’s Nebulous Nuance / Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me / April In Paris / Stealin’Apples / I’ll Never Be The Same / Hallelujah / Everything I Love / I Know That You Know / Let’s Get It Off .

Blue Garden, Armonk, New York, 4-1-42.

And His Overseas Spotlight Band.1943-1944

Red Norvo (vib) Dick Pierce (tp) Dick Taylor (tb) Flip Phillips (st) Aaron Sachs (cl) Ralph Burns (p) Clyde Lombardi (b) Johnny Blowers (dr)

One Two Three Four Jump / Seven Come Eleven / Lagwood Walk / The Sergeant On Furlough (2 vers) / In A Mellotone / Flying Home / Too Marvellous For Words (4 vers) / I’ll Be Around / N.R.C.Jump / Something For The Boy / Embraceable You / Abraham.

New York, 28-10-43.

Aaron Sachs (cl-sa) Red Norvo (vib) Danny Negri (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Eddie Dell (dr) Mildred Bailey (vc)

Someday Sweetheart / Red Dust / Down-Hearted Blues (3 vers) / Blue Skies / Purple Feathers.

New York, 17-5-44.

Hold On (3 vers)

New York, 24-5-44.

Subtle Sextology.

Aaron Sachs (cl) Red Norvo (vib) Teddy Wilson (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Slam Stewart (b) Eddie Dell (dr)

Subtle Sextology / Blues a la Red (take 1) / Blues a la Red (take 2) / The Man I Love / Seven Come Eleven (take 1) / Seven Come Eleven (take 2)

(Keynote K 1310) New York, 27-7-44.

Aaron Sach (cl) Red Norvo (vib) Danny Negri (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Al Hall (b) Specs Powell (dr)

Which Swich Witch / The Bass On The Bar Room Floor.

New York, agosto, 1944.

Aaron Sach (cl) Red Norvo (vib) Danny Negri (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Al Hall (b) Eddie Bell (dr)

Blue Skies / Purple Feather.

(Swing House SWH 6) New York, autunno, 1944.

Joe Thomas (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb) Hank D’Amico (cl) Red Norvo (vib-xil) Teddy Wilson (p) Slam Stewart (b) Specs Powell (dr) Johnny Thompson (arr)

Russian Lullaby (2 vers) / I Got Rhythm (3 vers) / Sing Something Simple (3 vers)

(Keytone K 1310) New York, 10-10-44.

Time In His Hands.Time In His Hands.

Red Norvo (vib) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Bill De Arango (g) Slam Stewart (b) Morey Feld (dr)

On The Upside Looking Down / Time On My Hands / A Bell For Norvo / Mood To Be Stewed / The Voice Of The Turtle / Slammin’The Gate / Jingle Bells / Honeysuckle Rose.

(Xanadu)

New York, 28-5-45.

Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet.

Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Flip Phillips (st) Teddy Wilson (p) Red Norvo (vib) Slam Stewart (b) James C.Heard (dr)

Hallelujah / Get Happy / Slam Slam Blues / Tempo Jazzmen.

Stesso gruppo, Specs Powell per Heard.

Congo Blues.

New York, 5-6-45.

Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (sa) Flip Phillips (st) Red Norvo (vib) Teddy Wilson (p) Slam Stewart (b) Specs Powell, J.C.Heard (dr)

Congo Blues (3 vers) / Hallelujah (3 vers) / Get Happy (2 vers) / Slam Slam Blues (2 vers)

New York, 6-6-45.

Town Hall Concert.Town Hall Concert.

Red Norvo (vib) Shorty Rogers (tp) Eddie Bert (tb) Aaron Sachs (cl) Flip Phillips (st) Teddy Wilson (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Slam Stewart (b) Specs Powell (dr)

One Two Three Jump / In A Mellow Tone/ The man I Love / Seven Come Eleven/ One Note Jive.

Red Norvo (vib) Slam Stewart (b) Specs Powell (dr)

I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance.

(London HMC 5001) Town Hall, New York, 9-6-45.

Time In His Hands.

Red Norvo (vib) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Slam Stewart (b) Morey Feld (dr)

The One That Got Away / Talkin’Back / Haw Haw / Dozin’.

New York, 10-7-45.

Johnny Bothwell, Otto Hardwick (sa) Charlie Venture (st) Harry Carney (sb) Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Jones (p) John Levu (b) Specs Powell (dr)

Timme Timme / Blue At Dawn / Bouncy (2 vers)

(Xanadu 199) New York, 22-8-45.

Ten Cats And A Mouse.

Dave Borbour (tp) Billy May, Bobby Sherwood (tb) Paul Weston (cl) Eddi Miller (sa) Benny Carter (st) Dave Cavanaugh (sb) Red Norvo (vib) Hal Derwin (g) Frank DeVol (b) Peggy Lee (dr)

Ja-Da / Three O’Clock Jump.

New York, 13-10-47.

Red Norvo Nine.1945-1947

Bobby Sherwood (tp) Benny Carter (sa) Eddie Biller, Dave Cavanaugh (st) Arnold Ross (p) Red Norvo (vib) Dave Borbour (g) Bill Hadnott (b) Jesse Price (dr)

Under A Banket Of Blue / Hollyridge Drive / Hollyridge Drive (alt.take) / Under A Blancket Of Blue.

Hollywood, 14-10-47.

Aaron Sach (cl) Red Norvo (vib) Danny Negri (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Ed Bell (dr)

Blue Skies.

New York, 13-11-47.

Red Norvo Septet – Jesse Price And His Blues Band.

Ray Linn (tp) Jimmy Giuffre (sa-st) Dexter Gordon (st) Red Norvo (vib-p) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (dr) Jesse Price (vc)

I’ll Fallow You / Bop / Baby Let’s be Friends / My baby Done Left Me.

Los Angeles, 28-11-47.

Many Klein (tp) John Cave, Al Berlich (fh) Don Bonnie, Art Flemming, Jules Kinsler, Bob Lawson, Vic Poscella, Lloyd Rathburn (reeds) Arnold Ross (p) Red Norvo (xilo) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Irving Cottler (dr) Johnny Thompson (arr)

Twelth Street Rag / Take The Red Car / I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Change With You.

Los Angeles, 12-12-47.

Don Bonnie, Lloyd Rathburn, Al Gershoff (reeds) Jimmy Rowles (p) Red Norvo (xilo) Red Callender (b) Irving Cottler (dr) Johnny Thompson (arr)

Summer Night / El RojoBand In Boston.

Los Angeles, 18-12-47.

The Red Norvo Trio – The Savoy Sessions.Trio The Savoy Sessions.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Charles Mingus (b)

Swedish Pastry / Swedish Pastry (alt.take) / Cheek To Cheek / Night And Day / Time And Tide.

(Savoy SJL 2212) Los Angeles, 3-5-50.

Prelude To A Kiss / Deed I Do / Mood Indigo / September Song / Move / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / I’ll Remember April / I Get A Kick Out Of You / I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me / Little White Lies / Have You Meet Miss Jones / Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart.

(Savoy SJL 2212) Chicago, 13-10-50.

The Red Norvo Trio & Tal Farlow And Charles Mingus.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Charles Mingus (b)

Tea For Two / Night And Day / I Get A Kick Out Of You / Swedish Pastry / Move / If I Had You / Time And Tide / Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart / My Blue Heaven / I’m Yours/ Sunday / Cheek To Cheek.

(Standards Q 261-262-266) Chicago, 1950-51.

Trio.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Charles Mingus (b)

I Only Have Eyes For You / Budo / Sweet Georgia Brown / This Can’t Be Love / These Foolish Things / Good Bait / September Song / September In The Rain / Blue Room / C Jam Blues / Godchild / Rose Room / Crazy Rhythm / Where Or When / East Of The Sun / Beguin The Beguine / Honeysuckle Rose / Exactly LikeYou.

(Natural Organic 7001) Chicago, 1950-51.

Move.Move.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Charles Mingus (b)

Move / I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me / I’ll Remember April / September Song / Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / I Get A Kick Out Of You / If I Had You / Godchild / This Can’t Be Love / Cheek To Cheek / Swedish Pastry.

(Savoy SV 0168)

1950-1951.

The Red Norvo Trio – The Savoy Sessions.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Charles Mingus (b)

If I Had You / This Can’t Be Love / This Can’t Be Love (alt.take) / This Can’t Be Love (take 3) / Godchild / Godchild (alt.take) / Godchild (alt.3) / I’m Yours.

(Savoy SJL 2212) Los Angeles, 13-4-51.

The Red Norvo Quintet.

Buddy Collette (st-cl) Red Norvo (vib) Dick Shreve (p) Curtis Counce, Joe Confort (b) Bill Douglass (dr)

What Is ThereTo Say/ Shreveport/ 96 th Street School/ Fifth Column/ The Brushoff/ I Cover The Waterfront/ A Jew Days After Xmas/Mad About The Boy/ Tar Pit Blues.

Buddy Collette (fl) Red Norvo (vib) Bill Smith (cl) Barney Kessel (g) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Poeme / Red Sails / The Red Room / Rubricity / Payin The Dues Blues / Divertimento (4 parti)

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Red Mitchell (b)

Good Bait

New York, Aprile 1953.

The Red Norvo Trios.The Red Norvo Trios.fantasy

Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Raney (g) Red Mitchell (b)

I Can’t We Be Friends / Blues For Tiny / Somebody Loves Me / ‘Deed I Do / Our Love Is Here To Stay / Signal / Your Are Too Beautiful / The Best Thing For You.

(Fantasy)

Hollywood, 14 Settembre 1953.

Bernie’s Tune / J9 Hate K9 / Out Of Nowhere / Crazy Rhythm / Prelude To A Kiss / Puby La Keg / Everything I’ve Got / Just One Of Those Things.

(OJC 641 CD) Detroit, Marzo 1954.

Buddy Collette (fl) Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Monty Budwig (b) Chico Hamilton (dr)

The Blue Room (2 vers)

Los Angeles, 19-8-54.

Serenade In Blue / Blue Lou.

Los Angeles, 23-8-54.

Red Norvo Septet.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Shorty Rogers (st) Jimmy Giuffre (cl) Pete Jolly (p) Red Callender (b) Larry Bunker (dr)

Roses Of Picardy / Rose Room / Blue Rose / Rose Of The Rio Grande.

Los Angeles, 17-9-54.

Red Norvo With Strings.Red Norvo With Strings

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Red Mitchell (b)

Who Cares / Let’s Fall In Love / Old Devil Moon / Cabin In the Sky / How Am I To Know / That Old Black Magic / What Is This Thing Called Love / I Brung You Finjans For Your Zarf / My Funny Valentine / Lullaby Of Birdland

(Fantasy 3218)

Ottobre 1955.

The Red Norvo Trios.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Red Mitchell (b)

Farewell To Alms / Tea For Two / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Sweet Georgia Brown.

(OJC 641) Detroit, Ottobre 1955.

Ad Lib.Ad Lib.

Red Norvo (vib) Buddy Collette (sa-cl-fl) Dick Shreve (p) Curtis Counce (b) Bill Douglass (dr)

What Is There To Stay / Shreve-port / 96 th Street School / Fifth Column / The Brushoff / I Cover The Wateffront / A Few Days After Christmas / Mad About The Boy / Tar Pit Blues.

(London LTZ D 15116 LP)

Hollywood, 18-27 Dicembre 1956.

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Music to Listen to Red Norvo By.Music to Listen to Red Norvo By.

Buddy Collette (fl) Bill Smith (cl) Red Norvo (vib) Barney Kessel (g) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Poeme / Red Sails / The Red Broom.

Los Angeles, CA, 26-1-57.

Rubricity / Paying the Dues Blues.

Los Angeles, 9-2-57.

Divertimento: 1st movement – 2nd movement – 3rd movement – 4th movement.

(Contemporary C 3534) Los Angeles, CA, 2 Marzo 1957.

Some Of My Favorites.Some Of My Favorites.

Harry Edison (tp) Ben Webster (st) Red Norvo (vib-xil) Jimmy Rowles (p) Bob Carter (b) Bill Douglass (dr)

Sunrise Blues / Easy On The Eye / The Night Is Bloue / Just A Mood.

(RCA)

Los Angeles, 18-2-57.

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Hi-five.Hi-five.

Bob Drasnin (fl,cl,sa,st) Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Wyble (g) Bob Carter (b) Bill Douglass (dr)

Punkin’ head / If I love again / Copy cat / Confessin’ / Cabin in the sky / Everything I’ve got / Easy does it / First things first / I didn’t know what time it was / Live and let live / Soft winds / Move / Crazy rhythm.

(Vic LPM1420)

Hollywood, CA, 29-30 Gennaio, 2 Febbraio 1957.

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Norvo…Naturally.Norvo...Naturally.

Bob Drasnin (fl,cl,sa) Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Wyble (g) Buddy Clark (b) Bill Douglass (dr)

I’ll remember April / Love for sale / Spider’s web / Scorpion’s nest / Tenderly / My funny valentine / Stella by starlight / Lullaby of Birdland.

(Rave RLP101)

Hollywood, 1957.

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The Forward Look.The Forward Look.

Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Wyble (g) Jerry Dodgion (fl-sa) Red Wootten (b) John Markham (dr)

Rhee Waahnee / The Forward Look / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / My Funny Valentine / How’s Your Mother-in-law / Saturday Night / Mountain Greenery / I’m Beginning To See The Light / When You’re Smiling / Room 608 / For Lena And Lennie / Cookin’At The Continental.

(RR 8 CD)

California, 31-12-57.

Red Plays The Blues.Red Plays The Blues.

Harry Edison (tp) Ben Webster (st) Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Rowles (p) Bob Carter (b) Bill Douglas (dr)

The Night Is Blue / Easy On The Eye / Just A Mood / Sunrise Blues.

Don Fagerquist, Ed Leddy, Ray Linn, Don Smith (tp) Ray Sims (tb) Willie Smith, Harold Land, Chuck Gentry (sax) Red Norvo (vib (Jimmy Rowles (p) James Wyble (g) Lawrence Wrooten (b) Mel Lewis (dr)

Britt’s Blues / ‘Shed No Tears / Just A Mood / I Sing The Blues.

(RCA Victor 1729) Los Angeles, 28 Gennaio 1958.

Red Norvo In Hi-fi.Red Norvo In Hi-fi.

Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Ollie Mitchell (tr) Dick Nash, Ray Sims (tb) Gus Bivona (cl,sa) Bud Shank (sa,sb) Eddie Miller, Bill Perkins (st) Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Rowles, John Williams (p) Jimmy Wyble (g) Red Wootten (b) Karl Kiffe (dr) Helen Humes (vc)

It’s wonderful / Saving myself for you / Says my heart / My last affair / I was doing all right / They can’t take that away from me / I hadn’t anyone ‘till you / I see your face before me / You leave me breathless / Garden of the moon / Why do I love you ? / Some like it hot.

(RCA LPM1711)

Los Angeles, 6-7 Marzo 1958.

Windjammer City Style.Windjammer City Style.

Red Norvo (vib) Jerry Dodgion (fl-sa) Marvin Koral (fl-cl-sa) Bernie Nierow (p) Jimmy Wyble (g) Red Wootten (b) Karl Kiffe (dr)

Kari Waits For Me / Memories Are Made Of This / Sea Chantey / Marianne / Everybody Loves Saturday Night / Windjammer / The Sea Is Green / The Sweet Sugar Cane / Don’t Hurry Worry Me.

(London HA-D 2134)

Los Angeles, 3-4 Giugno 1958.

The Red Norvo Quintet.Quintet studio west

Jerry Dodgion (sa-fl) Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Wyble (g) Red Wootten (b) John Markham (dr) Mavis Rivers, Ella Mae Morse (vc)

Spider’s Webb / What Is This Thing Called Love (2 vers) / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (2 vers) / About A Quartet To Nine / Lena And Lenny (2 vers) Undecided / Rhee O Rhee (2 vers) One Minute To One / Perdido / That Old Black Magic.

(Studio West 103CD)

Hollywood, 1962.

Rose Room.Rose Room.

Red Norvo (vib) George Wein (p) Barney Kessel (g) Larry Ridley (b) Don Lamond (dr)

Spider’s Web / I’m Confessin’That I Love You / Rose Room / Garota de Ipanema / Lullaby Of The Leaves / Sunday / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.

(Affinity)

Parigi, 22-10-69.

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Vibes A La Red.Vibes A La Red.

Red Norvo (vib) Hank Jones (p) Milt Hinton (b) Jo Jones (dr)

The one I love belongs to somebody else / Tea for two / I’ll be around / A short one for Santa Monica.

(Famous Door HL105) New York, 1974.

Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Rowles (p) Lloyd Ellis (g) Gene Cherico (b) Donald Bailey (dr)

Blues for WRVR / On Green Dolphin Street / Don’t blame me / Runnin’ wild.

(Famous Door HL105) New York, 1975.

The Second Time Around.The Second Time Around.

Kenny Davern (ss) Red Norvo (vib) Dave McKenna (p) Milt Hinton (b) Mousie Alexander (dr)

Lover come back to me / Tangerine / A long one for Santa Monica / Witchcraft / Rose room / When you’re smiling / Exactly like you.

(Famous Door HL108)

New York, 1975.

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Red In New York.Red In New York.

Scott Hamilton (st) Red Norvo (vib) Dave McKenna (p) Richard Davis (b) Connie Kay (dr)

Hindustan / There will never be another you / Ghost of a chance / All of me / I love you / On a slow boat to China / Undecided.

(Famous Door HL116)

New York, Estate 1977.

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Live At Rick’s Cafe Americain.Live At Rick's Cafe Americain.

Urbie Green (tb) Buddy Tate (st) Red Norvo (vib) Dave McKenna (p) Steve LaSpina (b) Barrett Deems (dr)

On Green Dolphin Street / Medley: I can’t get started, Polka dots and moonbeams / Here’s that rainy day / Undecided / Just friends.

(Flying Fish FF079)

Live Rick’s Cafe Americain, Chicago, 17 e 20 Agosto 1978.

Red & Ross.red & ross

Red Norvo (vib) Ross Tompkins (p) Johnny Williams (b) Jake Hanna (dr)

Whisper not / The one I love belongs to somebody else / How about you ? / It might as well be spring / All of me / Everything happens to me

(Concord Jazz CJ90)

Live Donte’s, North Hollywood, CA, 22 Gennaio 1979.

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Pescara Jazz.

Red Norvo (vib) Tal Farlow (g) Steve Novosel (b)

All Of Me.

Le Najadi, 16-7-82.

Just Friends.just friends

Red Norvo (vib) Russ Kassoff (p) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Jerry Bruno (b)

Just friends / Jitterbug waltz / My old flame / Sweet Georgia Brown / All of me / Blues for Red / I thought about you / We’ll be together again.

(Stash ST230)

New York, 8-9 Agosto 1983.chiusura

NORWORTH JACK (COMP)

Filadelfia, Pennsylvania. 5/1/1879. – Long Island, California. 3/9/1959.

Personaggio molto noto nel campo dello spettacolo per essere stato protagonista come minstrel nei spettacoli di vaudeville per molti anni. Ha recitato anche insieme alla moglie la famosa cantante Nora Bayes. Ha composto le canzoni delle prime esibizioni delle Zigfield Follies ed insieme alla moglie ha creato e lanciato “Shine On Harvest Moon” nel 1908.chiusura

NOSSOV KONSTANTIN, GEORGYEVICH. (TP)

Leningrado, Russia. 24/7/1938. – Sofia, Bulgaria. 29/6/1984.

Ha studiato tromba alla N.A.Rimsky-Koraskov la scuola di musica della sua città, dove si è diplomato nel 1956. Ha debuttato nel gruppo diretto dal sassofonista Orest Kandat ed ha spesso suonato al Leningrad Jazz Club nel 1958. Dal 1959 al 1966 ha fatto parte dell’orchestra di Yosif Vainstein. In seguito ha suonato con Ady Rosner, poi nel 1968 con la Kontsertny Estradny Orkestr Tsentral’novo della TV e l’orchestra Vsesoyuznovo Radio. Dal 1969 al 1973 ha fatto parte dell’orchestra del ristorante Vecherny Arbat di Mosca, poi con il gruppo Melodiya e con l’orchestra di Oleg Lundstrem. Nel 1980 si è trasferito a Sofia in Bulgaria dove ha fatto parte della Dinamit Brass Band. Ha anche registrato disperi album come leader. chiusura

NOSTALGIA 77.

Gruppo di musicisti che ha deciso di riportare alla ribalta il jazz di intrattenimento in voga negli anni ’60 e lo fà in particolare attraverso degli arrangiamenti proposti però con gusto attuale, non disdegnando gli sconfinamenti nel funky e nel latin jazz.

Discografia:

Everything Under The Sun.

Tom Allan (tp) Trevor Mires (tb) Johnny Spall (sa-st) Mark Hanslip (st) Ross Stanley (tast) Riaan Vosloo (b) Graham Fox (dr) Milo Fell (perc) Lizzy Parks, Beth Rowley (vc)

Wildflower / Stop To Make A Change / Dreamers Dance / Little Steps / Eastwind / Everything Under The Sun / Quiet Dawn / Arora / Steps Of The Sun.

(Tru Yhroughts TRUCD 123) chiusura

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