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Full Name: Kenneth Norville
Description: Vibraphonist, USA
Known For: Major recordings included "Dance of the Octopus", "Bughouse", "Knockin
Instruments: Vibraphone
Music Styles: Jazz
Location: Beardstown, Illinois, United States of America
Web Site: http://www.last.fm/music/Red+Norvo
Date Born: 31st March 1908
Location Born: Beardstown, Illinois, United States of America
Date Died: 6th April 1999
Location Died: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: California at the age of 91.
Summary: He played with bands such as the ’Paul Whiteman Orchestra’. One of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as "Mr. Swing". He helped establish the xylophone, marimba and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments.
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