Red Norvo

Red Norvo and Mildred Bailey

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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 02:47 Amazon
2 03:29 Amazon
3 02:46 Amazon
4 03:00 Amazon
5 02:26 Amazon
6 03:03 Amazon
7 02:58 Amazon
8 03:44 Amazon
9 03:53 Amazon
10 02:41 Amazon
11 03:03 Amazon
12 02:19 Amazon
13 03:07 Amazon
14 03:25 Amazon
15 03:12 Amazon
16 03:13 Amazon
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