Red Norvo Vibes a la Red
- Released: September 23, 2003
- Label: Progressive Records
- 1.The One I Love
- 2.Tea For Two
- 3.Runnin' Wild
Personnel includes: Red Norvo (vibraphone); Hank Jones, Jimmy Rowles (piano); Lloyd Ellis (guitar); Milt Hilton, Gene Cherico (bass); Jo Jones, Donald Bailey (drums).
Originally released on Famous Door Records.
This long out of print LP from the defunct Famous Door label was vibraphonist Red Norvo's first date as a leader in five years (since an Affinity session with the Newport All-Stars). Although largely neglected in the 1960s, Norvo was still in prime form as he shows on such numbers as "The One I Love," "Tea for Two," and "Runnin' Wild." He is heard either with a quartet, also including pianist Hank Jones, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Jo Jones, or a quintet with pianist Jimmie Rowles, bassist Gene Cherico, drummer Donald Bailey, and guitarist Lloyd Ellis. High quality swing from one of the great vibraphonists. ~ Scott Yanow
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