MARK RUFFIN: NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT
ROOTED IN THE BLUES OF HIS NATIVE MISSISSIPPI, 2013 NEA JAZZ MASTER MOSE ALLISON CREATED HIS OWN SOUND BY COMBINING A VARIETY OF STYLES.
MOSE ALLISON: I feel like there are elements of my playing that are strictly New Orleans shuffle and along the way I also feel like I'm still doing some Kansas City swing and some bebop. I feel like these elements are all part of what I'm doing.
“Train” fades into Saturday, up and hot
MOSE ALLISON: My definition of jazz is music that is felt, thought, and performed simultaneously. And that's what I'm looking for every night.
“Saturday”, up and hot
MARK RUFFIN: THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH MOSE ALLISON, WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Music Credit: Excerpt of “Train” and “Saturday” written and performed by Mose Allison from the album, Back Country Suite, used courtesy of Concord Records, and used by permission of Audre Mae Music (BMI).
Audio Credit: Excerpt of Allison from an interview with Ben Sidran featured on the cd, Talking Jazz Volume 19, used courtesy of Ben Sidran.
Audio Credit: Excerpt of Mose Allison from the documentary, Ever Since I Stole the Blues, used courtesy of the film's director, Paul Bernays.
Mose's definition of jazz