Mose Allison, pianist
Pianist ~ Singer ~ Songwriter
birth name: Mose John Allison , Jr.

Mose Allison

November 11, 1927, Tippo, MS

“The essentials of Jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing & instrumental personality.” ~ Mose Allison

But because he's always played both blues and jazz, and not one to the exclusion of the other, his career has suffered. As he himself admits, he has a "category" problem that lingers to this day. “There's a lot of places I don't work because they're confused about what I do,” he explained in a 1990 interview in Goldmine magazine. ~ Allmusic: Mose Allison ~ retrieved May 19, 2014 © Allmusic

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Mose Allison, pianist, singer, composer, has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and has spent a good deal of his life touring and playing in jazz rooms all over the world. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. ~ Mose Allison ~ retrieved May 19, 2014 © Mose Allison

Mose Allison ~ Honored in 2012 with a blues marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail in his home town of Tippo, Mississippi.

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