Dance of the Octopus

Dance of the Octopus

by Red Norvo
     
 

The first 26 selections that xylophonist Red Norvo ever led are on this essential (and generous) CD. Among the many illustrious sidemen are future bandleaders Benny Goodman (heard on bass clarinet during memorable versions of "In a Mist" and "Dance of the Octopus"), Jimmy Dorsey,See more details below

Overview

The first 26 selections that xylophonist Red Norvo ever led are on this essential (and generous) CD. Among the many illustrious sidemen are future bandleaders Benny Goodman (heard on bass clarinet during memorable versions of "In a Mist" and "Dance of the Octopus"), Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Jack Jenney, Charlie Barnet, and Bunny Berigan in addition to Chu Berry, Teddy Wilson, and Gene Krupa. While the first half of the program features all-star groups, the later tracks are prime examples of small-group swing with arranger Eddie Sauter's mellophone, Stew Pletcher's trumpet, and Herbie Haymer's tenor playing key roles. This readily available CD from the Scottish label Hep contains more than its share of classic performances, and is essential.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/1995
Label:
Hep Records
UPC:
0603366104421
catalogNumber:
1044
Rank:
115638

Tracks

  1. Knockin' on Wood
  2. Hole in the Wall
  3. In a Mist
  4. Dance of the Octopus
  5. Old Fashioned Love
  6. I Surrender, Dear
  7. Tomboy
  8. The Night Is Blue
  9. Honeysuckle Rose
  10. With All My Heart and Soul
  11. Bughouse
  12. Blues in E Flat
  13. Gramercy Square
  14. Polly Wolly Doodle
  15. Decca Stomp
  16. The Music Goes 'Round and Around
  17. The Broken Record
  18. The Wedding of Jack and Jill
  19. You Started Me Dreaming
  20. Misty Islands of the Highlands
  21. What's the Name of That Song?
  22. Let Yourself Go
  23. Life Begins When You're in Love
  24. If You Love Me
  25. I Got Rhythm
  26. Oh, Lady Be Good

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Norvo   Primary Artist,Marimbas,Xylophone,Vibes

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
John Bunch   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Red Norvo   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Vee Lawnhurst   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Tot Seymour   Composer

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