Modern Red Norvo

Modern Red Norvo

by Red Norvo
     
 

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, See more details below

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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:
05/21/2002
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041711328
catalogNumber:
17113

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Congo Blues
  2. Congo Blues
  3. Hallelujah
  4. Hallelujah
  5. Slam Slam Blues
  6. Slam Slam Blues
  7. Get Happy
  8. Get Happy
  9. Swedish Pastry  -  Red Norvo Trio
  10. Swedish Pastry  -  Red Norvo Trio
  11. Cheek to Cheek  -  Red Norvo Trio
  12. Cheek to Cheek  -  Red Norvo Trio
  13. Cheek to Cheek  -  Red Norvo Trio
  14. Night and Day  -  Red Norvo Trio
  15. Night and Day  -  Red Norvo Trio
  16. Time and Tide  -  Red Norvo Trio
  17. Prelude to a Kiss  -  Red Norvo Trio
  18. 'Deed I Do  -  Red Norvo Trio
  19. Mood Indigo  -  Red Norvo Trio
  20. Mood Indigo  -  Red Norvo Trio

Disc 2

  1. September Song  -  Red Norvo Trio
  2. Move  -  Red Norvo Trio
  3. I've Got You Under My Skin  -  Red Norvo Trio
  4. I'll Remember April  -  Red Norvo Trio
  5. I'll Remember April  -  Red Norvo Trio
  6. I Get a Kick Out of You  -  Red Norvo Trio
  7. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me  -  Red Norvo Trio
  8. Little White Lies  -  Red Norvo Trio
  9. Have You Met Miss Jones?  -  Red Norvo Trio
  10. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart  -  Red Norvo Trio
  11. If I Had You  -  Red Norvo Trio
  12. If I Had You  -  Red Norvo Trio
  13. This Can't Be Love  -  Red Norvo Trio
  14. This Can't Be Love  -  Red Norvo Trio
  15. This Can't Be Love  -  Red Norvo Trio
  16. Godchild  -  Red Norvo Trio
  17. Godchild  -  Red Norvo Trio
  18. Godchild  -  Red Norvo Trio
  19. Godchild  -  Red Norvo Trio
  20. I'm Yours  -  Red Norvo Trio
  21. I'm Yours  -  Red Norvo Trio

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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
George Wallington   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Johnny Green   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Albert Marx   Producer
Dick Bock   Producer
Ilene Weingard   Art Direction
Paul Reid   Mastering
Robert Bilder   Composer

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