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Red Norvo, Featuring Mildred Bailey
     

Red Norvo, Featuring Mildred Bailey

by Red Norvo
 
This CD reissue by Columbia in their Legacy series is a bit of a hodgepodge, covering a 2 1/2 year period in the bandleading career of xylophonist Red Norvo. Unfortunately the music is not programmed in chronological order but since most of these largely enjoyable 18 titles (including two never previously released) have rarely been reissued, this sampler will have to

Overview

This CD reissue by Columbia in their Legacy series is a bit of a hodgepodge, covering a 2 1/2 year period in the bandleading career of xylophonist Red Norvo. Unfortunately the music is not programmed in chronological order but since most of these largely enjoyable 18 titles (including two never previously released) have rarely been reissued, this sampler will have to do until a more "complete" session comes along. Norvo's band during this period not only featured the occasional vocals of his wife, Mildred Bailey, but fine solo work from the tenor of Herbie Haymer, clarinetist Hank D'Amico and trumpeter Stew Pletcher in addition to the leader. The biggest key in Norvo's orchestra achieving a sound of its own, however, were the distinctive and inventive arrangements of Eddie Sauter. This CD contains great music that deserves to be reissued more coherently.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/1993
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645342429
catalogNumber:
53424

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Remember  - Red Norvo
  2. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm  - Red Norvo
  3. Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie  - Red Norvo
  4. Tea Time  - Red Norvo
  5. A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid  - Red Norvo
  6. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)  - Red Norvo
  7. (I Would Do) Anything for You  - Red Norvo
  8. Always and Always  - Red Norvo
  9. Jivin' the Jeep  - Red Norvo
  10. Picture Me Without You  - Red Norvo
  11. Just You, Just Me  - Red Norvo
  12. Russian Lullaby  - Red Norvo
  13. Smoke Dreams  - Red Norvo
  14. Do You Ever Think of Me?  - Red Norvo
  15. I Kiss Your Hand, Madame  - Red Norvo
  16. I Go for That  - Red Norvo
  17. Rehearsin' for a Nervous Breakdown  - Red Norvo
  18. A-Tisket, A-Tasket  - Red Norvo

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Norvo   Primary Artist,Leader,Xylophone,Vibes
Mildred Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
George Berg   Tenor Saxophone
George   Trombone
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hyland   Trumpet
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Jack Palmer   Trumpet
Moe Purtill   Drums
Andy Russo   Trombone
George Wendt   Trumpet
Jimmy Blake   Trumpet
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Charlie Lamphere   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Liss   Piano
Mastren   Trombone
Stew Pletcher   Trumpet
Frank Simeone   Alto Saxophone
Pete Peterson   String Bass
Zeke Zarchy   Trumpet
Slats Long   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Berness   Alto Saxophone
Wes Hein   Trombone
Maurice Kogan   Tenor Saxophone
Red McGarvey   Guitar
Eddie Suter   Trumpet
Barney Zudecoff   Trumpet
Moe Zudecoff   Trumpet
Stewart Anderson   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Miller   Piano
Eddie Meyers   Trumpet
Leo Moran   Trombone
Len Goldstein   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Christian   Drums
Jack Owens   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Red Norvo   Composer
Van Alexander   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger,Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Matty Malneck   Composer
Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra   Composer
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Eddie Suter   Arranger
John Cooper   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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