A Duo of Trios
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 12/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""The Red Norvo Trios" is another OOP Prestige CD that I picked up recently at Newbury Comics. It features music the vibist recorded with two different trios between 1953 and 1955, both with bassist Red Mitchell. The disc's first fifteen tracks feature guitarist Jimmy Raney, but unfortunately seven of those songs also appear on Red Norvo, Jimmy Raney, Red Mitchell, omitting "Puby La Keg" from the original album due to time constraints. Only the remaining four tracks are with guitarist Tal Farlow, which along with tracks 1-8 (with Raney) originally comprised the Fantasy LP "The Red Norvo Trios." The sound isn't great, but it is clearer than it would have been with a drummer in the mono mix. Overall, there is more music here so get this instead of the OJC CD."