Mose Allison

Mose Allison

Mose Allison

Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm
at YBCA Forum

Mose Allison

Mose Allison

Iconic pianist, singer and composer Mose Allison is nearly 84, but the inveterate social critic doesn’t seem to mellow even a bit. His gift for timeless barbs and piercing satire has provided Allison with a trunk full of classic songs as sharp and relevant today as when he wrote them. Born and raised in Tippo, Mississippi, Allison made his way to NYC and gained notice as a pianist backing saxophone greats Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn. He has since carved out a singular niche with original songs and swinging Delta blues, while influencing generations of other musicians. Though notable artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Van Morrison, The Clash and The Who have covered his tunes, Allison remains the best interpreter of his own work. He’s recorded over 30 albums across five decades and a biography, One Man’s Blues: The Life and Music of Mose Allison, was published in 1995. Allison has recently released another critically hailed album, The Way of the World, produced by Joe Henry. Get your tickets early — last time he sold out!

Artist Personnel

Mose Allison piano, vocals
Bill Douglas bass
Pete Magadini drums

Artist Website

"The years might have added a few layers of sandpaper to his honeyed voice, but Allison’s sense of mischief remained untarnished. " — Los Angeles Times
"Too jazzy for pop, too poppy for jazz and too smartass for either, Allison is a tuneful misfit with a killer songbook. " — Rolling Stone