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Red Norvo

Red Norvo has been played on NTS in shows including Daisy Holiday w/ Haruomi Hosono, featured first on 5 July 2020. Songs played include In A Mist.

Red Norvo (March 31, 1908 – April 6, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, known as "Mr. Swing". He helped to establish the xylophone, marimba and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments. His major recordings include "Dance of the Octopus", "Bughouse", "Knockin' on Wood", "Congo Blues", and "Hole in the Wall".

Red Norvo was born Kenneth Norville in Beardstown, Illinois. The story goes that he sold his pet pony to help pay for his first marimba. Norvo's career…

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In A Mist
Red Norvo
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