Red Norvo

The Norvo-Mingus-Farlow Trio, Vol. 2

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With the exception of two titles and an alternate take featuring singer Helen Ward that were left over from Red Norvo's V-Disc sessions of 1943 (which were otherwise reissued in full on Volume One), this CD is comprised of 30 concise performances by Red Norvo's brilliant 1949-50 trio which, in addition to the vibraphonist/leader, also includes guitarist Tal Farlow and bassist Charles Mingus. These radio transcriptions (which do not duplicate the group's studio recordings) contain melodic but often-speedy versions of standards. The near-telepathic communication between the three brilliant players and the very appealing sound of the group make this an easily-recommended disc for lovers of straightahead jazz and vibes.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:57
2 2:16
3 1:49
4 2:30
5 2:22
6 1:44
7 2:31
8 1:59
9 2:06
10 2:23
11 1:58
12 2:46
13 1:41
14 1:51
15 2:04
16 2:13
17 2:27
18 2:32
19 1:46
20 1:38
21 2:24
22 2:12
23 2:36
24 2:05
25 2:36
26 2:04
27 2:23
28 1:51
29 2:55
30 1:38
31 4:36
32 4:37
33 3:33
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