Norvo's version

by Mark Gabrish Conlan

Judging from the overall arrangement and the fact that it comes from an album called "Benny Rides Again" (as in Benny Goodman), this is obviously a tribute to the great record Red Norvo made of "In a Mist" on November 21, 1933 with Norvo on xylophone, Benny Goodman on bass clarinet (one of his rare recordings on that instrument), Dick McDonough on guitar and Artie Bernstein on bass:

Norvo's "In a Mist" has long been one of my very favorite versions of the piece, along with Bix's and Ralph Sutton's on solo piano and Manny Albam's band arrangement.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017, 11:12 PM

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