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"Mr. Swing."
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Red Norvo Bill Evans Pat Metheny


 Red Norvo

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Red Norvo.

Jazz Profiles: Red Norvo

With his understated style and impeccable rhythm, it's no wonder he was called "Mr. Swing."
Credited with bringing the xylophone, formerly a vaudeville instrument, into jazz, Red Norvo was a sideman with Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman. Norvo led one of the most admired bands of the swing era, and he served as a catalyst for the career of musicians whose ranks include Charles Mingus. While Norvo received acclaim throughout his life, his innovations on the mallet instruments were far ahead of his time.


PLAY DATE: Sun, 03/02/2008      
9:00 PM Heath Brothers The Newest One Concord 4777
9:07 PM Bill Evans On Green Dolphin Street Milestone 9235
9:15 PM Bobby Hutcherson Theme from Blow-up Blue Note 63833
9:23 PM Brad Mehldau Alfie Nonesuch 79910
9:27 PM Wes Montgomery What the World Needs Now is Love verve 547769
9:33 PM Hank Mobley Old World...New Imports Blue Note 24539
9:39 PM Ella Fitzgerald Out of This World verve 531762
9:42 PM Frank Sinatra I've Got The World On A String Capitol 523502
9:44 PM Pat Metheny En La Tierra Que No Olvida Nonesuch 104188
9:53 PM Clifford Brown  Max Roach Lands End Mercury 814646


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