Red Norvo

Red Norvo and Mildred Bailey

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Red Norvo and Mildred Bailey Review

by Scott Yanow

This collection of radio transcriptions features Red Norvo's 1938 big band. The Eddie Sauter arrangements are consistently inventive and allow the orchestra to play quite quietly at times so its leader's xylophone could be heard not only as a solo instrument but in the ensembles. Mildred Bailey and Terry Allen contribute occasional vocals while the most impressive soloist next to Norvo is clarinetist Hank D'Amico. The band's distinctive sound and ability to swing hard at a light volume makes its music quite delightful and accessible.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 02:47 Amazon
2 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:29 Amazon
3 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 02:46 Amazon
4 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:00 Amazon
5 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 02:26 Amazon
6 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:03 Amazon
7 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 02:58 Amazon
8 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:44 Amazon
9 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:53 Amazon
10 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 02:41 Amazon
11 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:03 Amazon
12 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 02:19 Amazon
13 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
14 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:25 Amazon
15 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:12 Amazon
16 Red Norvo feat: Red Norvo & His Orchestra 03:13 Amazon
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