the norville trio
Led by one of the most sought after vibraphonists, Tom Beckham, the Norville Trio restores the infinitely swinging arrangements of Red Norvo’s celebrated vibes, guitar, and bass trio. This unique trio mixes swanky 1950s cocktail party cheer with swing era tunes. Playing standards from the 1940s through the 1960s, they are the ensemble that is always a delight!
Recognized as bringing the xylophone, formerly a vaudeville instrument, into jazz, Red Norvo was a sideman with the great big bands. He also led his own swing band and had one of the supreme jazz trios of all time. It’s no wonder he was called Mr. Swing!
If you are interested in a larger instrumental ensemble please view the Melodyville Swingtet Vocals can be added for an extra boost of Man Men style.