Red in New York

Red Norvo

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Red in New York Review

by Scott Yanow

Red Norvo's third and final recording as a leader for the short-lived Famous Door label is most notable for being one of the earliest recordings of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton. In addition, vibraphonist Norvo was glad to once again have the services of his favorite pianist of the era, Dave McKenna, along with bassist Richard Davis and drummer Connie Kay. Together they perform seven swing standards, ranging from "Hindustan" and "All of Me" to "Undecided." Everyone plays up to par, and Red Norvo, 46 years after his recording debut, is still in his musical prime. This LP will be hard to find, but is worth the search.

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