The Legendary V-Disc Masters (1943-1944), Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD from the VJC label features vibraphonist Red Norvo's V-Disc sessions of 1943-44. Most of the music which includes some breakdowns and alternate takes finds Norvo leading an octet that includes trumpeter Dale Pearce, trombonist Dick Taylor, clarinetist Aaron Sachs and the tenor of Flip Phillips; Carol Bruce has three vocals and Helen Ward takes two, but the highpoints are instrumental versions of "1-2-3-4 Jump," "Seven Come Eleven" and "Flyin' Home." The last three titles from 1944 feature Norvo leading a quintet with clarinetist Aaron Sachs. Overall, this CD contains plenty of fine examples of late swing, just before the influence of bop began to be felt on the ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD from the VJC label features vibraphonist Red Norvo's V-Disc sessions of 1943-44. Most of the music which includes some breakdowns and alternate takes finds Norvo leading an octet that includes trumpeter Dale Pearce, trombonist Dick Taylor, clarinetist Aaron Sachs and the tenor of Flip Phillips; Carol Bruce has three vocals and Helen Ward takes two, but the highpoints are instrumental versions of "1-2-3-4 Jump," "Seven Come Eleven" and "Flyin' Home." The last three titles from 1944 feature Norvo leading a quintet with clarinetist Aaron Sachs. Overall, this CD contains plenty of fine examples of late swing, just before the influence of bop began to be felt on the principle's styles. Recommended to fans of the era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/1993
  • Label: VINTAGE JAZZ
  • UPC: 032501100521
  • Catalog Number: 1005

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Carol Bruce Spoken Intro - Carol Bruce (5:09)
  2. 2 Something for the Boys - Carol Bruce (0:25)
  3. 3 Abraham - Red Norvo & Carol Bruce (2:13)
  4. 4 Embraceable You - Carol Bruce (2:05)
  5. 5 1-2-3-4 Jump - Dale Pearce & Johnny Blowers (3:55)
  6. 6 Seven Come Eleven - Clyde Lombardi (4:02)
  7. 7 In a Mellow Tone - Dale Pearce (4:21)
  8. 8 Flying Home - Ty Taylor (5:17)
  9. 9 Too Marvelous for Words - Dale Pearce (4:24)
  10. 10 Too Marvelous for Words - Red Norvo (0:15)
  11. 11 Too Marvelous for Words - Helen Ward (0:40)
  12. 12 Too Marvelous for Words - Red Norvo (4:37)
  13. 13 I'll Be Around - Dale Pearce (4:44)
  14. 14 The Sergeant on Furlough - Dale Pearce & Johnny Blowers (3:37)
  15. 15 The Sergeant on Furlough - Dale Pearce (5:03)
  16. 16 NRC Jump - Dale Pearce (5:02)
  17. 17 Lagwood Walk - Dale Pearce (5:07)
  18. 18 Red Dust - Red Norvo Quintet (4:55)
  19. 19 Blue Skies - Red Norvo Quintet (4:49)
  20. 20 Purple Feathers - Red Norvo Quintet (4:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Norvo & His Overseas Spotlight Band Primary Artist
Red Norvo Indexed Contributor, Xylophone, Vibes
Mildred Bailey Vocals
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Burns Piano
Aaron Sachs Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Helen Ward Vocals
Dick Taylor Trombone
Johnny Blowers Drums, Track Performer
Clyde Lombardi Bass
Carol Bruce Vocals, Track Performer
Dale Pearce Trumpet
Remo Palmieri Guitar
Dick Taybor Trombone
Eddie Dell Drums
Danny Negri Piano
Red Norvo Quintet Track Performer
Technical Credits
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Red Norvo Composer, Director
Carol Bruce Introduction
Hugh Turner Still Pictures
John Fell Liner Notes
Sydney Robin Composer
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