Red Norvo

Red Norvo is a vibraphonist, aka “Mr. Swing”. He helped establish the xylophone, marimba and later the vibraphone as viable space age bachelor pad instruments. Red Norvo sold his pet pony (named Polony) to help pay for his first marimba. Red Norvo’s major recordings include: •“Pumping the Old Polony” •“Dance of the Octopus” •“The Night is Blue” and “Seein’ Red”.


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