by Red NorvoRed Norvo


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The first two selections on this chronological reissue of Red Norvo's early recordings has the xylophonist jamming "I Got Rhythm" and "Lady Be Good" in an octet in early 1936. Otherwise he is featured with his 12 to 13 piece big band on 21 selections, 13 of which have vocals by his wife Mildred Bailey (including "A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid," "It's Love I'm After," "Smoke Dreams," and "Slummin' on Park Avenue"). The instrumentals are highlighted by "I Know That You Know," "Remember" (famous for trumpeter Stew Pletcher's odd solo), "I Would Do Anything for You," and "Jiving the Jeep." Eddie Sauter's arrangements and Norvo's xylophone gave the big band its own unique musical personality.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/2000
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517112323
catalogNumber: 1123

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Norvo   Primary Artist,Xylophone
Mildred Bailey   Vocals
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Howard Smith   Piano
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hyland   Trumpet
Mastern   Trombone
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Moe Purtill   Drums
Eddie Sauter   Alto,Trumpet
George Wendt   Trumpet
Charlie Lamphere   Alto Saxophone
Joe Liss   Piano
Mastren   Trombone
Stew Pletcher   Trumpet
Frank Simeone   Alto Saxophone
Slats Long   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Eddie Meyers   Trumpet
Leo Moran   Trombone
Len Goldstein   Alto Saxophone
Lou Hirst   Violin,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Red Norvo   Director
Frank Froeba   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Clay Boland   Composer
Tommy Dorsey   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Moe Jaffe   Composer

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