The Modern Red Norvo

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All Music Guide - David R. Adler
This two-disc compilation, one of the first in a new series by the rekindled Savoy Jazz label, documents the masterful bop vibraphone of Red Norvo. The first eight tracks of disc one feature Norvo with his Selected Sextet of 1945, an astonishing lineup indeed: Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Charlie Parker on alto, Flip Phillips on tenor, Teddy Wilson on piano, Slam Stewart on bass, and J.C. Heard or Specs Powell on drums. The remainder of disc one and all of disc two focus on Norvo's timeless, drummerless trio with guitarist Tal Farlow and bassist Charles Mingus. These are the 1950-1951 sessions that gave listeners the Move! album; here most of the tunes appear back to back...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David R. Adler
This two-disc compilation, one of the first in a new series by the rekindled Savoy Jazz label, documents the masterful bop vibraphone of Red Norvo. The first eight tracks of disc one feature Norvo with his Selected Sextet of 1945, an astonishing lineup indeed: Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Charlie Parker on alto, Flip Phillips on tenor, Teddy Wilson on piano, Slam Stewart on bass, and J.C. Heard or Specs Powell on drums. The remainder of disc one and all of disc two focus on Norvo's timeless, drummerless trio with guitarist Tal Farlow and bassist Charles Mingus. These are the 1950-1951 sessions that gave listeners the Move! album; here most of the tunes appear back to back with at least one alternate take three in the case of George Wallington's "Godchild". Tunes that don't appear on Move! -- like "Little White Lies," "Time and Tide," "I'm Yours," and a few others -- can be found on The Savoy Sessions, a single disc released in 1995. But die-hard fans will want to study these alternates, particularly versions of "Night and Day" and "Cheek to Cheek" that were previously unreleased on CD and LP. Additional bonuses include thorough annotation, sepia photographs, sleek black-and-silver packaging, and essays by producer Orrin Keepnews and Norvo disciple Gary Burton.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 795041711328
  • Catalog Number: 17113
  • Sales rank: 257,723

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Congo Blues (3:55)
  2. 2 Congo Blues (3:57)
  3. 3 Hallelujah (3:59)
  4. 4 Hallelujah (4:03)
  5. 5 Slam Slam Blues (4:31)
  6. 6 Slam Slam Blues (5:06)
  7. 7 Get Happy (3:42)
  8. 8 Get Happy (4:04)
  9. 9 Swedish Pastry - Red Norvo Trio (2:28)
  10. 10 Swedish Pastry - Red Norvo Trio (2:24)
  11. 11 Cheek to Cheek - Red Norvo Trio (2:40)
  12. 12 Cheek to Cheek - Red Norvo Trio (2:48)
  13. 13 Cheek to Cheek - Red Norvo Trio (2:46)
  14. 14 Night and Day - Red Norvo Trio (3:24)
  15. 15 Night and Day - Red Norvo Trio (4:09)
  16. 16 Time and Tide - Red Norvo Trio (2:34)
  17. 17 Prelude to a Kiss - Red Norvo Trio (4:05)
  18. 18 'Deed I Do - Red Norvo Trio (1:53)
  19. 19 Mood Indigo - Red Norvo Trio (3:31)
  20. 20 Mood Indigo - Red Norvo Trio (3:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 September Song - Red Norvo Trio (3:33)
  2. 2 Move - Red Norvo Trio (2:38)
  3. 3 I've Got You Under My Skin - Red Norvo Trio (2:24)
  4. 4 I'll Remember April - Red Norvo Trio (4:31)
  5. 5 I'll Remember April - Red Norvo Trio (3:21)
  6. 6 I Get a Kick Out of You - Red Norvo Trio (2:27)
  7. 7 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me - Red Norvo Trio (2:54)
  8. 8 Little White Lies - Red Norvo Trio (3:47)
  9. 9 Have You Met Miss Jones? - Red Norvo Trio (3:04)
  10. 10 Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart - Red Norvo Trio (3:28)
  11. 11 If I Had You - Red Norvo Trio (3:23)
  12. 12 If I Had You - Red Norvo Trio (4:09)
  13. 13 This Can't Be Love - Red Norvo Trio (2:27)
  14. 14 This Can't Be Love - Red Norvo Trio (2:31)
  15. 15 This Can't Be Love - Red Norvo Trio (2:27)
  16. 16 Godchild - Red Norvo Trio (3:18)
  17. 17 Godchild - Red Norvo Trio (4:11)
  18. 18 Godchild - Red Norvo Trio (4:49)
  19. 19 Godchild - Red Norvo Trio (4:43)
  20. 20 I'm Yours - Red Norvo Trio (3:22)
  21. 21 I'm Yours - Red Norvo Trio (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Norvo Primary Artist, Vibes
Tal Farlow Guitar
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Charles Mingus Bass
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Specs Powell Drums
Slam Stewart Bass
Teddy Wilson Piano
J.C. Heard Drums
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Red Norvo Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Gary Burton Liner Notes, Annotation
Thad Jones Composer
Earl Klugh Composer
Slam Stewart Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Steve Backer Executive Producer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Orrin Keepnews Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Albert Marx Producer
Dick Bock Producer
Ilene Weingard Art Direction
Paul Reid III Mastering
Green Composer
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