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Mose Allison: American Legend Live in California

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Che dire di questo live del 2006, quando il suo protagonista viaggiava verso gli ottanta (li avrebbe compiuti di lì a un anno, l'11 novembre 2007)? Poco e male, viene spontaneo affermare. Mose Allison ha fior di estimatori, per carità, che evidentemente sono riusciti a trovare nel suo canto sdolcinato e privo di qualunque tipo di pathos e del benché minimo afflato creativo e nel suo pianismo appena più decoroso (definiamolo funzionale) qualcosa che il vostro recensore non ha purtroppo avuto la ventura di scovare, almeno non in questo album, che scorre via senza lasciare dietro di sé traccia alcuna, se non l'impressione di aver assistito a un rito assolutamente vacuo e consunto, oltre tutto di una ripetitività annichilente.

Qualche lievissimo miglioramento arriva nei momenti in cui l'Allison cantante tace e viene fuori il trio, in cui in particolare il bassista Bill Douglass mostra di disporre di qualche buona freccia al proprio arco, come accade per esempio nel conclusivo "No Name," con "Ever Since the World Ended" e "Baby Please Don't Go" unico momento quanto meno passabile. Per il resto non si oltrepassa mai un entertainment epidermico e scontato come per fortuna ci capita di rado di registrare.

Track Listing: I Don’t Want Much; City Home; Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy; Certified Senior Citizen; Your Mind Is on Vacation; One of These Days; You Are My Sunshine; Ever Since the World Ended; Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me; Middle-Class White Boy; Lucky So & So; Stranger In My Hometown; Numbers on Paper; You Call It Joggin'; My Backyard; You Can Count on Me; Tumblin' Tumbleweed (Encore); Baby Please Don't Go (Encore); No Name (Bonus Track).

Personnel: Mose Allison: pianoforte, voce; Bill Douglass: contrabbasso; Pete Magadini: batteria.

Title: American Legend Live in California | Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: City Hall Records


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