- Red Allen
Infobox musical artist
Name = Red Allen
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Henry Allen
Alias = "Red"
Born = ca.
January 7, 1906or 1908
April 17, 1967
Origin = flagicon|USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Associated_acts = King Oliver,
Clarence Williams, Steve Lacy
Henry "Red" Allen (
January 7, 1906or 1908 (see talk) – April 17, 1967) was a jazz trumpeterwhose style has been claimed to be the first to fully incorporate the innovations of Louis Armstrong.
Henry James Allen was born in the Algiers neighborhood of
New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of the noted bandleader Henry Allen. He took early trumpet lessons from Peter Bocageand Manuel Manetta.
Allen was playing professionally by 1924, playing with the Excelsior Brass Band and the jazz dance bands of Sam Morgan, George Lewis and John Casimir. After playing on riverboats on the
Mississippi River, he went to New York Cityin 1927 to join King Oliver's band. At this time he also made recordings on the side in the band of Clarence Williams. After returning briefly to New Orleans where he worked with the bands of Fate Marableand Fats Pichon, he was offered a recording contract with Victor Recordsand returned to New York, where he also joined the Luis Russellband, which was fronted by Louis Armstrongin the late 1930s.
From 1929 on, Allen joined
Luis Russell's Orchestra where he was a featured soloist until he joined Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra in 1934. He also made a series of recordings in late 1931 with Don Redman, and played with Lucky Millinder's Mills Blue Rhythm Bandfrom 1934 to 1937, when he returned to Luis Russellfor three more years at a time when this orchestra was often fronted by Louis Armstrong. Allen continued making many recordings under his own name, as well as recording with Fats Wallerand Jelly Roll Mortonas well as accompanying vocalists including Victoria Spiveyand Billie Holiday. After a short stint with Benny Goodman, Allen started leading his own band at "The Famous Door" in Manhattan. He then toured with his band around the USA into the late 1950s.
Allen then returned to working under his own name making more tours of the USA and Europe until his death on
April 17, 1967in New York City.
Style and influence
Red Allen's trumpet style has been said by some critics to be the first to fully incorporate the innovations of
Louis Armstrongand then go beyond Armstrong. Allen's recordings received much favorable attention. His versatility is shown by his winning of " Down Beat" awards in both the traditional jazz and the modern jazz categories. In 1959 he joined Kid Ory's band, with whom Allen made his first tour of Europe. He made a celebrated appearance on the legendary " Sound Of Jazz" television show on which he nearly stole the show; the program, filmed "live" in December 1957 is still considered the greatest jazz television program ever recorded. Only Billie Holiday's singing matched his performance on that historical program.
World on a String"
*"Ride, Red, Ride - The Life of Henry "Red" Allen" by
John Chilton, Continuum, 1999
* [http://www.redhotjazz.com/red.html Red Allen on Red Hot Jazz site]
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