As a singer, songwriter, and pianist, Mose Allison is sui generis: he’s steeped in the blues and jazz and boogie, but he’s a stone original. Since his 1956 recording debut for Prestige — Back Country Suite, which evoked his native Mississippi and met with unanimous critical acclaim — Allison has been part of the international musical landscape. He’s worked with Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn, as well as his own trio (with which he’ll perform at Yoshi’s), and he continues to write extraordinary songs that have been covered by Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, and many others. (Time Out has noted “his gift for writing a song with a sting in the tail.”) His most recent Grammy nomination was for Mose Chronicles: Live in London, vol. 1 (Blue Note).
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Added by Yoshis on April 19, 2010