Eddie Allen (jazz musician)

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Eddie Allen
Born (1957-07-12) July 12, 1957 (age 64)
Origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn

Eddie Allen (born July 12, 1957) is an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist from Milwaukee.



Allen has worked with Muhal Richard Abrams, Lester Bowie, [1] Art Blakey, Benny Carter, Chico Freeman, Craig Harris, and Dizzy Gillespie. He has used several variants of his name on CDs including E.J. Allen, Eddie E.J. Allen, and E.J. "Eddie" Allen. [2] He also works in rhythm and blues and rock.


As leader

  • Another's Point of View (Enja, 1993)
  • Remembrance (Venus, 1994)
  • R 'n' B (Enja, 1995)
  • Summer Days (Enja, 2000)
  • Sãlongo (DBCD, 2007)
  • Groove's Mood with The Aggregation (DBCD, 2008)
  • Push (Edjalen Music, 2014)
  • Jazzy Brass for the Holidays (2019) [3]

As sideman

With Muhal Richard Abrams

With Lester Bowie

  • Serious Fun (DIW, 1987)
  • My Way (DIW, 1990)
  • The Fire This Time (In+Out, 1992)

With Craig S. Harris

With Vanessa Rubin

  • Soul Eyes (RCA Novus, 1992)
  • Pastiche (RCA Novus 1993)
  • The Dream Is You (NIbur, 2019)

With Mongo Santamaria

  • Soy Yo (Concord Picante, 1987)
  • Free Spirit (Club Rio, 1990)
  • Brazilian Sunset (Candid, 1995)
  • Mongo Returns! (Milestone, 1995)

With others

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  2. "Eddie Allen Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  3. Mergner, Lee (April 25, 2019). "The Joyous & Jazzy Brass of Trumpeter Eddie Allen". JazzTimes. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  4. Micucci, Matt (3 July 2019). "10 Albums You Need to Know: July 2019". JAZZIZ Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2021.