Mose Allison Trio at the Bellevue Jazz Festival
Mose John Allison Jr. was born in 1927 in Tippo, Mississippi, a cotton town in the Mississippi delta. By the time Mose was in grade school he was already composing boogie woogie tunes on the piano. He grew up where "The blues was in the air." While still in his teens Mose was sitting in with R&B bands on Memphiss famed musical mecca Beale Street. One of those bands was led by another teenage bluesman, Beale Street Boy, better known as B. B. King. When it comes to music Mose says, "I just followed my ears."
In 1956 Mose migrated to New York where the jazz scene was taking off. He staked out an artistic and musical niche that was both respected and unique. Today, many in the industry view Mose as a musicians musician, a singers singer and a songwriters songwriter. Mose is still playing over 150 dates a year and considers his 40 years on the road performing as "on the job training."
In recent years, a biography on Mose entitled, One Mans Blues (1998), has been published, a studio CD on Blue Note was released entitled, The Earth Wants You (1994), a live set from the seventies was released on indie CD entitled, Pure Mose (1996), Rhino Records released a two CD anthology entitled, Allison Wonderland (1994) and finally a three CD boxed set from Sony, Mose Allison Trilogy: High Jinks! (1994). It certainly is a wonderful time to be a Mose fan.
Mr. Allison will perform on Sunday afternoon in the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
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