Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Mose Allison ”Autumn Song”

Mose Allison

Autumn Song
( LP Prestige Records, 1959 )
Catalog # PRLP 7189
Also on Fantasy Record (Reissue) with Cat. # OJCCD 894-2

01 Promenade (Allison) 4:08
02 Eyesight to the Blind (Williamson) 1:40
03 It’s Crazy (Fields, Rogers) 3:37
04 That’s All Right (Rogers) 2:26
05 Devil in the Cane (Allison) 4:01
06 Strange (Fisher, Latouche) 3:05
07 Autumn Song (Allison) 3:39
08 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me (Ellington, Russell) 3:10
09 Spires (Allison) 3:02
10 Groovin’ High (Gillespie) 5:39

Personnel, Notes & Credits:
Mose Allison – piano, vocal (on #2, 4, 8 only)
Addison Farmer – bass
Ronnie Free – drums
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey; February 13, 1959
Digital remastering, 1996 – Joe Tarantino
(Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)

Mose Allison recorded six albums as a leader for Prestige during 1957-59, an era when he was better known as a jazz pianist than as a folk/country blues vocalist and masterful lyricist. On this reissue of his final Prestige date, Allison (in a trio with bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Ronnie Free) performs seven instrumentals (including “It’s Crazy,” “Autumn Song” and “Groovin’ High”) but it is the three vocals (”Eyesight To The Blind,” “That’s All Right” and Duke Ellington’s “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me”) that are most memorable. One realizes why Allison was soon emphasizing his vocals; he was a much more distinctive singer than pianist although his piano playing was actually pretty inventive. This is an excellent all-round set.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Rob


billy the racher said...



Anonymous said...

this is a super record. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Simplesmente maravilhoso!!!!


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