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Henry "Red" Allen

Born: Jan 7, 1908 in New Orleans, LA
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Died: Apr 17, 1967 in New York, NY
Genre: Classical, Jazz
Biography: One of the last great New Orleans trumpeters to emerge during the post-Louis Armstrong era, Henry "Red" Allen has long been overshadowed by Satch and his successors but actually had a fresh new approach of his own to offer. Allen sounded modern no matter what the setting and the rhythmic freedom he achieved ...Read full biography
Henry Red Allen Meets Kid Ory
Released: 1960
Label: Verve
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Ride, Red, Ride in Hi-Fi
Released: 1957
Label: RCA
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This 1957 LP (which has since been reissued as World on a String on CD) was one of trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen's finest hours. He leads a potentially unruly group of all-stars (which includes Coleman Hawkins ...Read full review
More Henry "Red" Allen albums: Main Albums (13), Compilations (48)