Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Red Norvo Small Band - Just a Mood ["X" Sessions]

Vibraphonist Red Norvo was among the most flexible of improvisers from his generation. On this Bluebird CD, Norvo is heard with three very different groups. He interacts with trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and pianist Jimmy Rowles in a swing-oriented sextet ; their performances are highlighted by the memorable "Just a Mood." In addition, Norvo plays four songs that have the word "Blue" in their titles with a quintet that is an outgrowth of his trio of a few years earlier (this group consists of flutist Buddy Collette, guitarist Tal Farlow, Monty Budwig or Red Callender on bass and drummer Chico Hamilton) and four "Rose" songs with the who's who of West Coast Jazz : trumpeter Shorty Rogers, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre, pianist Pete Jolly, Farlow, Callender and drummer Larry Bunker. No matter what the setting, Norvo fits in quite comfortably and the consistent high-quality of the formerly rare music makes this a highly recommended set to bop collectors.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/just-a-mood-r144808


Red Norvo
Just a Mood

Tracks

1 Just a Mood (Norvo)  6:48
2 Easy on the Eye (Norvo)  7:21
3 The Night is Blue (Norvo, Kurtz, Mills)  7:00
4 Sunrise Blues (Norvo)  8:40
5 Blue Room (Rodgers, Hart)  3:09
6 Blue Moon (Rodgers, Hart)  3:24
7 Serenade in Blue* (Gordon, Warren)  3:25
8 Blue Lou* (Mills, Sampson)  2:53
9 Roses of Picardy (Weatherly, Wood)  3:35
10 Rose Room (Hickman, Williams)  3:45
11 The Blue Rose (Rogers)  3:40
12 Rose of the Rio Grande (Leslie, Warren)  2:58


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Personnel 
[# 1-4] RED NORVO SEXTET
Red Norvo - vb
Harry Edison - tp
Ben Webster - ts
Jimmy Rowles - p
Bob Carter - b
Bill Douglass - dr
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood ; January 18, 1957
[# 5-8] RED NORVO QUINTET
Buddy Collette - fl
Red Norvo - vb
Tal Farlow - g
Monty Budwig or Red Callender* - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded same place as above ; August 19 & 23*, 1954
[# 9-12] RED NORVO SEPTET
Shorty Rogers - tp
Jimmy Giuffre - cl
Red Norvo - vb
Pete Jolly - p
Tal Farlow - g
Red Callender - b
Larry Bunker - dr
Recorded same place as above ; September 17, 1954

42 comments:

ita diegues said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon.

L.O.L. said...

Thx Mel=)

greenishthing said...

merci!!!!!

LaroSwing said...

Many thanks, much appreciated!

nlrp said...

very good; thanks.

johnp said...

Wonderful!

zero said...

That septet date looks particularly good. Thank you!

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel. It's great.

deGallo said...

And thank you for continuing with RapidShare. It is the best.

yewsta said...

Thank you, Mel - ditto RS too.

Bill said...

I was curious about the tracks with Jimmy Giuffre. But The ones with Webster and Edison are the real jewels of this album. Thanks, Mel.

Philo said...

This is quite nice. Thank you.

Otis Foster said...

Interesting mix of talent. Thnx Mel

theblueamos said...

great! thank you very much from jerusalem

PlantDoctor53 said...

Really enjoyed this one! Thanks Melanchthon!

Kovina Kris said...

Stellar post as usual. Thank you Mel!

Sr. Matumbo said...

Rapidshare has become a piece of shit!

L.O.L. said...

@Sr. Matumbo
I agree!!! Hard times for rs free users. Damn rs!!!

Jerdnas said...

have a message to you on GM, check up

Luro said...

Mercy beaucoup Melanchthon!

desperado said...

thank you mel . as always good stuff. all the best

jazzwallah said...

Hi Mel,
It seems I can't download this file. Can you help?

Jerdnas said...

Is it possible to make a contact with you via GMail?

L.O.L. said...

@jazzwallah
It seems that rapidshare is not making life easier for free users. :(

L.O.L. said...

@deGallo
You are a rs premium user... right?

stringbender said...

Many thanks for posting these lovely sessions which I have not heard for many years.

Baron said...

Thank you Mel

neil said...

Thanks for the re-up, mel...

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon.
from Argentine

glinka21 said...

Much thanks for this.

A point about Rapidshare. I fully understand that these various download services deliberately throttle back speed to encourage purchase, and that makes sense. As an additional positive, it also discourages machine-gun downloading. But Rapidshare has recently taken the normally slow speed of 50-70 kbs/sec and after a couple of minutes, cuts it to roughly 20 kbs/sec.

Since in most cases the alternatives listed to download are no longer active, this really makes Rapidshare exceedingly unattractive. I've got a reasonably good line; I'd hate to be someone who had only a fair one and needed 4 hours to download a file.

Just a thought, because there are some alternatives out there that supply better speed without making things far too easy for the casual passerby. About the only thing I've found slower than Rapidshare these days is music on the ECM label. That says something.

dantzig65 said...

Thanks Mel.

steve said...

Looks very good Mel, thanks! I haven't heard much by Norvo

matoga said...

What's the password on this one? The usual one's are all not working.

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

http://www105.zippyshare.com/v/apJOOwlE/file.html
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DEEP said...

CLASP!

John Pickworth said...

Thanks Mel !

hepcat said...

Many thanks, Mel.

Carlos Tibau said...

Muito obrigado
Hugs

baar said...

thanks Mel from amsterdam

adakun said...

Muchas gracias Mel!