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Henry "Red" Allen With Alex Welsh

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The great New Orleans trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen passed away on April 17, 1967, from pancreatic cancer. After he was diagnosed as terminal, he made a final tour of England, playing with Alex Welsh's septet. The previously unreleased music on this CD came out for the first time in 2001 and is taken from that tour. Allen sounds surprisingly strong on trumpet and is quite cheerful, yelling out encouragement to the other musicians. The British Dixieland band -- which includes trumpeter Welsh, trombonist Roy Williams, and Al Gay on clarinet and tenor -- is excellent and was clearly pleased to have this final opportunity to play with Allen. Highlights include "At the Jazz Band ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The great New Orleans trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen passed away on April 17, 1967, from pancreatic cancer. After he was diagnosed as terminal, he made a final tour of England, playing with Alex Welsh's septet. The previously unreleased music on this CD came out for the first time in 2001 and is taken from that tour. Allen sounds surprisingly strong on trumpet and is quite cheerful, yelling out encouragement to the other musicians. The British Dixieland band -- which includes trumpeter Welsh, trombonist Roy Williams, and Al Gay on clarinet and tenor -- is excellent and was clearly pleased to have this final opportunity to play with Allen. Highlights include "At the Jazz Band Ball," "Canal Street Blues," and "Rosetta." There is an excess of times when a song concludes and then restarts again due to the applause, but Allen's spirited playing and the good vibes make this historic release (Red Allen's last recordings) of strong interest to New Orleans jazz fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2001
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247631828
  • Catalog Number: 318
  • Sales rank: 185,127

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 At the Jazz Band Ball
  2. 2 Yellow Dog Blues
  3. 3 Canal Street Blues
  4. 4 Cherry
  5. 5 St. James Infirmary
  6. 6 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
  7. 7 Patrol Wagon Blues
  8. 8 Honeysuckle Rose
  9. 9 Rosetta
  10. 10 Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  11. 11 Oh Didn't He Ramble
  12. 12 When the Saints Go Marching In
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Henry "Red" Allen Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet
Fred Hunt Piano
Alex Welsh Trumpet
Roy Williams Trombone
Al Gay Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Lennie Hastings Drums
Ron Rae Bass
Jim Douglas Guitar
Technical Credits
King Oliver Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Don Redman Composer
Porter Grainger Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Traditional Composer
Hughie Cannon Composer
Joe Primrose Composer
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