Henry 'Red' Allen and Jazz Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Henry 'Red' Allen and Jazz
This paper looks at the jazz music of Henry 'Red' Allen.
# 115888 | 1,360 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 17, 2009 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Music Studies (History)

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In this article, the writer notes that jazz combined elements of blues with the swept up emotional roller coaster of a post depression country whose hard luck was translated by such artists as Coleman Hawkins, Buster Bailey, Kid Ory, Pee Wee Russell, and Henry 'Red' Allen. The writer discusses that defined by the wide range of notes, the call and response of musicians on stage and the presto tempo, Allen found his niche in music. The writer notes that although he began as a swing artist it is with jazz that he is most notably remembered. The writer concludes that while similar to Louis Armstrong in the beginning stages of his career, Allen quickly made a name for himself with his breaks and his incorporation of axe, or using only his voice or his trumpet to introduce a song.

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From the Paper:

"Jazz is defined in its early stages by this presto tempo and the call and response of the singer or musician to the rest of the instrumental ensemble. In pitch and tone the musicians do not give up their pace but keep a steady sometimes harmonious sometimes dissonant rhythm especially among the horns in the middle of the song before the string comes into play. The instruments combine in this song to give a classical altered scale in turn giving the audience a slide with which to dance.
"The song Red Red Ride is pristine in its delivering of the axe. While at times some of the instruments share the stage to give a presto tempo and bombardment for the audience to get excited about it also delivers on allowing the stage to be taken over by one instrument, or sometimes only one musician's voice. This allows the audience to better identify with that instrument and what it is saying."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Grove Dictionary of Music. Henry 'Red' Allen. 2006. (Online). Available: http://www.grovemusic.com

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