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Knockin On Wood - Red Norvo - Dance Of The Octopus

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  1. The first, "Knockin' on Wood" and "Hole in the Wall", pleased Brunswick's recording director Jack Kapp, and Norvo was booked for another session. This time, Kapp was out of town and Norvo went ahead and recorded two early pieces of chamber jazz: "In a Mist" by Bix Beiderbecke's and Norvo's own "Dance of the Octopus".
  2. Red Norvo (March 31, – April 6, ) was one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as "Mr. Swing." He helped establish the xylophone, marimba and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments. His major recordings included "Dance of the Octopus," "Bughouse," "Knockin' on Wood," "Congo Blues," and "Hole in the Wall.".
  3. Career. Red Norvo was born Kenneth Norville in Beardstown, dance.shalilacebludconjurorlawyn.infoinfo story goes that he sold his pet pony to help pay for his first dance.shalilacebludconjurorlawyn.infoinfo's career began in Chicago with a band called "The Collegians", in He played with many other bands, including an all-marimba band on the vaudeville circuit, and the bands of Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, and Woody Herman.
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  5. Dance of the Octopus and Red Norvo. Posted October 19th, by Bob Becker. In January, NEXUS recorded a new CD for the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s Musica Viva label. CBC no longer distributes our Dance of the Octopus CD, which is unfortunate because it includes a lot of wonderful repertoire not available anywhere else.A truly great harpist, Judy Loman, joined us for two works by.
  6. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Dance Of The Octopus on Discogs.
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  8. The first, "Knockin' on Wood" and "Hole in the Wall", pleased Brunswick's recording director Jack Kapp, and Norvo was booked for another session. This time, Kapp was out of town and Norvo went ahead and recorded two early pieces of chamber jazz: "In a Mist" by Bix Beiderbecke and Norvo's own "Dance of the Octopus".

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