Red Norvo – The Second Time Around {2xHD}_24bit96kHz

Red Norvo – The Second Time Around {2xHD}_24bit96kHz

Mainstream, Swing, Vibraphone

24bit/96kHz, FLAC tracks, Digital booklet

697 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

After making only one recording as a leader between 1960-1973, vibraphonist Red Norvo cut three albums for Famous Door during 1975-1977, launching a bit of a comeback. This LP, his second Famous Door release, is an excellent effort. The veteran vibraphonist plays six veteran swing standards plus his own “Santa Monica Blues” with pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Mousey Alexander, and (on four of the seven numbers) Kenny Davern on soprano. These small-group swing performances (which some would call “mainstream”) are quite enjoyable. [The 2003 CD reissue on Progressive Records includes four bonus tracks, two previously unreleased takes each of “Santa Monica Blues” and “Lover, Come Back to Me.”]

Tracklist:
01. Lover, Come Back to Me (5:11)
02. Tangerine (4:30)
03. Santa Monica Blues (4:39)
04. Witchcraft (5:29)
05. Rose Room (5:16)
06. When You’re Smiling (4:51)
07. Exactly Like You (5:11)

Personnel:
Red Norvo – vibraphone, marimba
Dave McKenna – piano
Milt Hinton – bass
Mousey Alexander – drums
Kenny Davern – soprano saxophone on tracks #1, #3, #6, #7

Recorded June 1975 at A&R Studios, New York, NY
2xHD Mastering: Rene Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: Andre Perry
Artwork: Anne Perry
Graphics: Sylvie Labelle
Liner Notes: Harry Lim

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