Henry "Red" Allen

Henry "Red" Allen [Time-Life]

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This attractive three-LP set gives one a good overview of the early recordings of trumpeter Red Allen with the first two records covering just a six-year period (1929-35); unfortunately only four selections are from after 1940. Completists will want to pick up the Classics CDs instead but this reissue does have a large and informative booklet (with notes by Richard Sudhalter) and serves as a fine introduction to the great trumpeter.