Friday, July 24, 2009

Henry "Red" Allen's All Stars

Today I’m lazy, so I will just reprint the liner notes from the RCA anthology whence I pulled this track:

Henry “Red” Allen, Jr., whose father led a New Orleans marching band, was only eight years younger than Louis Armstrong, and grew up in the shadow of Armstrong and Oliver, but turned into a constantly evolving musician whose late work impressed a modernist like Don Ellis. He is reunited here wth Coleman Hawkins, with whom he had made some classic sides a quarter-century earlier.

Henry "Red" Allen's All Stars:

Love Is Just Around The Corner – Recorded in March, 1957. This features Coleman Hawkins on sax and Cozy Cole on drums.

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