Mose Allison: Favorite Tracks


Yesterday, with the passing of jazz-folk pianist Mose Allison on Nov. 15, I posted a remembrance and my 2010 JazzWax interview in its entirety. Today, I want to feature 10 favorite Mose clips, so we all can appreciate how important and special he was. [Photo above, from left, pianist George Wallington, pianist Mose Allison, tenor saxophonist Lester Young, pianist Mary Lou Williams, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and bassist Oscar Pettiford c. 1958].

Here are the clips:

Here’s Warm Night (1957)…

Here’s Parchman Farm (1957)…

Here’s Crepuscular Air (1957)…

Here’s Trouble in Mind (1957), with Mose on trumpet…

Here’s I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out! (1958)

Here’s The Kissin’ Bug (1958)…

Here’s Strange (1959)…

Here’s Groovin’ High (1959)…

Here’s Your Mind Is on Vacation (1976)…

And here’s The Way of the World (2009)…