The Red Allen All-Stars

Red Allen and a hot band in 1957 jam on “Rosetta”

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The hour-long telecast The Sound Of Jazz is considered by many to be the greatest of all jazz films.

From 1957, The Sound Of Jazz featured many great all-stars, with two songs being performed by a classic band led by trumpeter-singer Henry “Red” Allen.’

“Rosetta” has hot solos from trumpeter Allen, cornetist Rex Stewart, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, trombonist Vic Dickenson and drummer Jo Jones along with a few stirring ensembles.

This exhilarating performance is well worth seeing several times.


Henry “Red” Allen, trumpet, vocals
Rex Stewart, cornet
Vic Dickenson, trombone
Pee Wee Russell, clarinet
Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax
Nat Pierce, piano
Danny Barker, guitar
Milt Hinton, bass
Jo Jones, drums

– Scott Yanow


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