Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman & Harry 'Red' Allen

The Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman and Harry 'Red' Allen [...] features two albums, originally made for Swingville, coupled on one Prestige reissue -- Joe Newman's "Joe's Hap'nin's" from 1961 and Henry "Red" Allen's "Mr. Allen" from a year later. Both of these trumpeters made their mark in the swing era, so they are a natural pairing despite the fact that the recordings have no shared personnel. The May 9th Newman session features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Billy English on drums, while the June 5th Allen date has Lannie Scott on piano, Franklin Skeete on bass and Jerry Potter on drums. Rudy Van Gelder's engineering on both performances is impeccable as usual, and it is a joy to hear Red in particular in a clear, modern setting. As this disc is going out-of-print, get "Hot Trumpets" while it's still warm.
Michael B. Richman

Source :

The Hot Trumpets
Joe Newman
Harry 'Red' Allen


1 Oh Gee (Gee)  4:11
2 Dacquiri (Newman)  5:00
3 Blues for Slim (Newman)  6:40
4 The Very Thought (Noble)  6:38
5 For You (Burke, Dubin)  8:11
6 The Continental (Conrad, Magidson)  3:20
7 Strike up the Band (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:01
8 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:05
9 There's a House in Harlem for Sale (Arlen, Van Heusen)  3:47
10 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  4:15
11 Just in Time (Comden, Green, Styne)  3:21
12 Biff'ly Blues (Allen)  4:54
13 Sleepy Time Gal (Alden, Egan, Lorenzo, Whiting)  3:35
14 I Ain't Got Nobody (Graham, Peyton, Williams)  3:07
15 Cherry (Redman)  3:02


[# 1-7] from "Joe's Hap'nin's" (Swingville SVST 2027)
Joe Newman - tp
Tommy Flanagan -p
Wendell Marshall - b
Bill English - d
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; May 9, 1961
[# 8-15] from "Mr. Allen" (Swingville SVST 2034)
Henry "Red" Allen - tp & vc
Lannie Scott - p
Franklin Skeete - b
Jerry Porter - dr
Recorded same place as above ; June 5, 1962.


Orbyt said...

Two SwingVille dates! Thank you very much, Mel.

cooljazz said...

I'm a big fan of Red Allen. An album in a quartet setting is more than welcome. Thank you very much.

Descargador said...

Muchas gracias Mel!!

Ricanstruction said...

wow, thanks for this.

grumpy said...

Great post - thank you.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

deGallo said...

thank you . great!

standa said...

thank you very much

rubberduck said...

MArvellous !

Many thanks Mel

Bill said...

Very nice. Thanks, Mel.

rebf942 said...

Thank you for this and other recent great posts.

duck said...

Many thanks again, Mel, you keep finding these great albums, please don't stop.

yewsta said...

Catching up on Joe Newman. Thank you very much.

flyra said...

Dear friend, thank you for everything. You've been an inspiration and an invaluable source of information all this time! I have a question though: from time to time your blog seems to be down (I get a message that it went private & although I've received an invitation, I cannot connect). Is that a temporary problem or are you really intend to go private and, if it's true, past invitations are still valid or do I have to renew mine?
Thank you!

sotise said...

many thanks!

Mike said...

Interesting combination. Thank you!

Cri said...

Great job, these constant postings. Thx Mel, Cri.

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hepcat said...

Tkank you very much!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hot thanks Mel

Anonymous said...

I wrote the whole f.... letter on this to you, MM, got lost, I say - thanks !

Anonymous said...

Trumpet heroes, like Joe, Henry, Louis, are a reflection of the importance of their instrument in the history of mankind:

1. Voice
2. Trumpet
3. Violin

I can not thank you enough, MM, for this post. History.

Kovina Kris said...

FYI - Expired files here.

Melanchthon said...

DEEP said...


steve said...

Hey Mel,

These are two Prestige classics I had not heard . . . many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel! Great stuff!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel! Great to see these albums come back around. I look forward to getting to know Red Allen a little better.