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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 began in… read more

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  • Avatar for mot00rzysta
    listening to "savoy sessions" I can imagine it's Tortoise guys on retirement
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    there's like 6 chronogical classics releases of this guy - must've been busy

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