Home » Search Center » Results: Mose Allison

Results for "Mose Allison"

Advanced search options

Musician

Mose Allison

Born:

Mose Allison was born in the Mississippi Delta on his grandfathers farm near the village of Tippo. At five he discovered he could play the piano by ear and began picking out blues and boogie tunes he heard on the local jukebox. In high school he listened to the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, and his prime inspiration, Nat Cole of the King Cole Trio. He played trumpet in the marching and dance bands and started writing his own songs.

After a year at the University of Mississippi, he went to the Army in l946, playing in the Army Band in Colorado Springs and performing with accomplished musicians from around the country in small groups at NCO and Officers clubs

1

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz Meets Folk, Folk Meets Jazz

Read "Jazz Meets Folk, Folk Meets Jazz" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show looks at some of the many cross-pollinations between jazz and folk music. There are jazz musicians like Dave Brubeck and Dave Douglas dabbling in folk forms and folk musicians like Pentangle and Dave Van Ronk exercising their jazz chops. There are also pieces based on folk musics outside of the usual Anglo-American axis.

11

Article: Interview

Bill Goodwin: Not Less Than Everything

Read "Bill Goodwin: Not Less Than Everything" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bill Goodwin is like a breath of fresh air blowing through jazz. From the time around 1954 when he was in jny: Los Angeles and just learning the drums, and inspired by Shelly Manne, to today, around his 80th birthday, he has loved jazz and the musicians unconditionally. He has befriended and worked with so many ...

1

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bad Habits

Read "Bad Habits" reviewed by H William Stine


We all have them. We may try to hide them with varying degrees of success or failure because--let's face it--they totally reveal us, they embarrass us, and the worst ones can  actually define us for the rest of our lives. Of course I'm talking about our high school yearbook photos. Of course I'm not talking about ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bill Kirchner and George Wein

Read "Bill Kirchner and George Wein" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Representing a bridge between the old world and new world of jazz, we begin the 719th Episode of Neon Jazz with veteran musician, educator and broadcaster Bill Kirchner joined by his Nonet off his 2014 CD Lifeline. We also visit some veteran players with some fresh new sounds like John DePaola, Benoit Delbecq and Gabriel Evan. ...

4

News: Recording

The Ed Palermo Big Band Releases A Blues-Rich Tribute To The Music Of Edgar Winter

The Ed Palermo Big Band Releases A Blues-Rich Tribute To The Music Of Edgar Winter

The Ed Palermo Big Band Delivers an Entrancing Tribute to Legendary Texas Blues/Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist Edgar Winter with I’ve Got News For You: The Music of Edgar Winter. An Instrumental and Vocal Tour de Force, the Sky Cat Records Release Features Palermo’s Swaggering 17-Piece Jazz Orchestra Joyfully Conjuring a Soul-filled, Blues-Drenched Sound. For acclaimed jazz big band ...

9

News: TV / Film

Short Documentary, 'In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,' Becomes A Three-Time Hollywood Winner

Short Documentary, 'In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,' Becomes A Three-Time Hollywood Winner

The Nanaimo mini-documentary film about jazz bassist/producer/composer Rick Kilburn, In the Zone: Rick Kilburn, has just achieved a third Hollywood award win. Film director and Canadian Polaris Music Prize juror Kerilie McDowall and her crew just won the June 2021 Best Web and New Media award at IndieX Film Fest in Hollywood. Additionally at Hollywood's Indie ...

1

News: Recording

John Chin: Anything Mose!

John Chin: Anything Mose!

I loved interviewing pianist Mose Allison for The Wall Street Journal and for JazzWax in 2010. Mose was a singular artist with a wry sense of humor and a rich, home-grown keyboard style who understood rural wisdom and suffering. Mose relocated to New York from Mississippi in the mid-1950s, and by the early 1960s, he had ...

5

Article: Album Review

Lauren White and the Quinn Johnson Trio: Ever Since The World Ended

Read "Ever Since The World Ended" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


There is an interesting take of “Ever Since the World Ended" on You Tube. It is an evocative video, a kind of visual essay on Mose Allison's blues which could serve as an anthem to the pandemic and accompanying mess we are in. Lauren White (accompanied by Dolores Scozzesi) is appropriately downbeat, ...

14

Article: Hardly Strictly Jazz

Philadelphia, Mon Amour

Read "Philadelphia, Mon Amour" reviewed by Skip Heller


I was born in 1965, in West Philly, so I met the world in 1980 or so. My city was then recovering from two terms of mayor Frank Rizzo, whose corruption was on a level not seen since the glory days of New York mayor Jimmy Walker. Rizzo hated anyone who was young or of color. ...


Engage

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.