Red Norvo Trio (feat Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus) — Volume Two

This trio led by vibraphonist Red Norvo features two important instrumentalists early in their careers, Tal Farlow (g) and Charles Mingus (bs).  This is the 10″ LP release of music recorded in 1951. (Discovery DL 3018/10″LP/red deepgroove label with silver writing)




Red Norvo Trio — God Child

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4 Responses to Red Norvo Trio (feat Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus) — Volume Two

  1. dottorjazz says:

    those old 10″ I still adore: short in timing, great in content.
    Norvo is swinging at his best here but his records are not sought after till now.There’s one, on the Intro label, Collections that features Art Pepper.
    Never gone for the four figures: on the same label, Pepper’s Modern Art, flies the high skies….

    • vinyltim says:

      It’s great music, wasn’t sure what the value of this one was—it’s not in great shape, but still listenable and enjoyable. I have recently acquired several nice 10″ LPs that will be featured on the blog in the coming weeks.

      I guess it a combination of added age and lack of a LP sleeve, but most of the 10″s I’ve found so far haven’t been in the best condition, usually VG or lower. There have been exceptions to that, though. I’ve also run into some fairly nice examples that are VG+ or EX visually, but play with a little more noise than would be expected—maybe the the pressings or actual recordings themselves aren’t great?

  2. dottorjazz says:

    True, pressing quality is often inferior to 12″ but appeal is superior.
    My collection is 107 10″, some of them have the 12″ correspondence.
    First of all try to imagine with what equipment they were recorded AND played in the 50’s.
    My parents’ turntable at the time was quite good, today it would be terrific.
    So don’t look for HiFi in 10″, look for a piece of history in music and covers that usually are nicer than 12″.

    • vinyltim says:

      They’re fun for sure. Titles that survive in decent condition sound good to me, but not with the audio quality that would develop over the next decade. I like that they were short-lived, but nicely archive the music of that period.

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