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Henry "Red" Allen With Alex Welsh

by Henry "Red" Allen
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2001
Label:
Jazzology
UPC:
0762247631828
catalogNumber:
318
Rank:
194026

Related Subjects

Tracks

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

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry "Red" Allen   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Fred Hunt   Piano
Alex Welsh   Trumpet
Roy Williams   Trombone
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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