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Red Norvo

Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Born: March 31, 1908 | Died: April 7, 1999    

Red Norvo

Red Norvo was one of jazz's early vibraphonists. He helped establish the xylophone and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments.

Norvo was born Kenneth Norville in Beardstown, Illinois. The story goes that he sold his pet pony to help pay for his first marimba. Norvo's career began in Chicago with a band called “The Collegians”, in 1925. He played with many other bands, including an all-marimba band on the vaudeville circuit, and the bands of Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, and Woody Herman. Norvo recorded with Mildred Bailey (his wife), Billie Holiday, Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra, among others. Together, Red and Mildred were known as “Mr. and Mrs. Swing.” He also appeared in the film Screaming Mimi (1958), playing himself....
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    Red Norvo: Four Classic Albums

    Avid Records UK
    2014
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    The Modern Red Norvo

    Savoy Jazz
    2002
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    Featuring Mildred Bailey

    Continuum Records
    1989
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    Norvo

    Continuum Records
    1983
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    The Second Time Around

    Continuum Records
    1975
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    Pretty Is The Only Way To Fly

    Continuum Records
    1962
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    Mainstream Jazz

    Continuum Records
    1962
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