Red Norvo Combo, The Second Time Around

Red Norvo Combo

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Original Recording Format: Analog

As the title notes, this is the Red Norvo Combo’s second DSD release from 2xHD, taken from the archives of Jazzology Records.  The initial Red Norvo Combo album, Vibes a la Red, is also available from NativeDSD Music (see link below).

This album was the direct result of the Odessa Jazz Party in Texas in which vibraharpist Red Norvo participated, joined by saxophonist Kenny Davern, pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Mousey Alexander. Spread over six days, the Odessa Jazz Party brings together twenty or so musicians to play in various contexts. Red brought down the house with assistance by Davern and McKenna, who realized he was tired of making solo records. So, Red invited his friends to the studio in New York in 1975 to record two sessions for this, his second “Famous Door” series album, and here we have evidence of the strongly swinging music heard by the guests at Odessa. Features four previously unissued alternate takes. 

“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 album, 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 sax. These small-group swing performances (which some would call “mainstream”) are quite enjoyable.” (Scott Yanow, AMG) 

Tracklist

1.
Lover, Come Back to Me
05:08
2.
Tangerine
04:28
3.
Santa Monica Blues - a Long One for Santa Monica
04:39
4.
Witchraft
05:28
5.
Rose Room
05:15
6.
When You're Smiling
04:50
7.
Exactly Like You
05:10

Total time: 00:34:58

Additional information

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Original Recording Format

Analog Recording Equipment

Nagra-T Analog Tape Recorder modified with tube electronics

Cables

Siltech & Shunyata

Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies powered by a super capacitor power supply

Composers

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Mastering Room

Nagra HD DAC modified with tube electronics

Mastering Engineer

Rene Laflamme, Analog to DSD 256 Transfer

Recording Location

A&R Studios, New York, June 1975

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog

SKU

2XHDJA1156

Release Date July 7, 2019
SKU 2XHDJA1156

Press reviews

AllMusic

After making only one recording as a leader between 1960-1973, vibraphonist Red Norvo cut three albums during 1975-1977, launching a bit of a comeback.

This album 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.

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