Monday, June 27, 2016

Red Norvo - The Forward Look

The music on this CD, taken from a New Year's Eve concert, had never been issued prior to the release of this CD by Reference in 1991. With Jerry Dodgion (mostly on alto and flute), guitarist Jimmy Wyble, bassist Red Wooten and drummer John Markham being his sidemen, this was a well-integrated group despite the lack of major names. Norvo's vibe playing was in its prime and he is in excellent form during a wide-ranging set that ranges from "My Funny Valentine" and "When You're Smiling" to Quincy Jones's "For Lena and Lennie" and "How's Your Mother in Law" ; the repertoire includes quite a few obscurities. This surprisingly well-recorded CD is well worth picking up as an example of Red Norvo's playing in the latter half of the 1950s.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dnfixqtgldde

Red Norvo
The Forward Look

Tracks

1 Rhee Waahnee (Dillard)  6:31
2 The Forward Look (Dodgion)  7:24
3 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Arlen, Koehler)  6:01
4 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers)  4:00
5 How's Your Mother-In-Law ? (Mozier)  6:42
6 Saturday Night (Norvo)  3:27
7 Mountain Greenery (Hart, Rodgers)  3:19
8 I'm Beginning to See the Light (Ellington, George, Hodges, James)  6:33
9 When You're Smiling (Fisher, Goodwin, Shay)  7:46
10 Room 608 (Silver)  4:31
11 For Lena and Lennie (Jones)  4:52
12 Cookin' at the Continental (Norvo, Silver)  9:13

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Personnel
Red Norvo - vb
Jerry Dodgion - as & fl
Jimmy Wyble - g
Red Wooten - b
John Markham - dr

Recorded in performance ; December 31, 1957

16 comments:

ZM-JazzRock said...

Mel,
Excellent post: nice tunes, marvelous recording quality.
Thanx a lot, pal.
-- zm

worldbflat said...

It has to be good and tight, Norvo always is--and a new year's eve gig to boot. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

Nice one - thanks.

Sivad said...

The great Norvo! Thank you!

Rich said...

Thanks so much - I actually tried to buy this, but HDtracks doesn't sell to the UK. I'll download now and listen while I wait for the CD to arrive from Amazon :)

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

Raz Sekeles said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!
I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS ALBUM FOR A LONG TIME :-)

deGallo said...

Thank you for this upgrade.

the doc said...

JImmy Wyble kicks ass!!

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francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

hepcat said...

Many thanks!

AmyBRAINS said...

Yes, it's really a nice album and a great recording.
Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx for the return engagement melanchthon

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

bhowani bhowani said...

Thank you, Melanchthon !