Henry 'Red' Allen

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by Henry 'Red' Allen

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7 January 1908, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 1967, New York City, New York, USA. Allen was one of the outstanding jazz trumpeters. His career found him vacillating between New Orleans traditionalism, big band jazz, and an early kind of experimentalism that appealed to beboppers and free-form fans. His questing musical nature and deep affinity for the blues ensured his place as a major jazz player, yet, commercially and artistically (and most unfairly), he was obliged to spend much... Read more

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jazz
dixieland
trumpet
swing
new orleans
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