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Mose Allison – Lessons in Living (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) (1983/2006/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Mose Allison – Lessons in Living (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) (1983/2006/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:38 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino – Elektra

Though ever-busy as a live performer, Mose Allison rarely ventured into the recording studio during the late ’70s and early ’80s, making this fine concert set all the more valuable. LESSONS IN LIVING was cut at the Montreux Jazz Festival with a stellar backing band including Jack Bruce (bass), Billy Cobham (drums), Eric Gale (guitar) and Lou Donaldson (saxophone), all of whom get a chance to shine on these nine tracks. Allison’s voice and piano playing are in peak form as well, and the man’s understated cool comes through perfectly on a mix of classics (“Your Mind Is On Vacation”), recent songs (“Middle Class White Boy”) and re-imagined standards (“You Are My Sunshine”). LESSONS IN LIVING now celebrates its 35th anniversary, and it still qualifies as a master class in blues-oriented jazz.

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Mose Allison – I Don’t Worry About A Thing (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mose Allison – I Don’t Worry About A Thing (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:28 minutes | 618 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

I Don’t Worry About a Thing is an album by American pianist, vocalist and composer Mose Allison recorded for the Atlantic label in 1962.

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, “this was his breakthrough date. One of jazz’s greatest lyricists, at the time, Allison was making the transition from being a pianist who occasionally sang to becoming a vocalist who also played his own unusual brand of piano. …the set is one of Mose Allison’s most significant recordings”. The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that, with its combination of material, “for some this is the classic Mose album”.

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Mose Allison – V-8 Ford Blues (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Mose Allison – V-8 Ford Blues
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:41 minutes | 387 MB | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Music Canada Inc.

Mose John Allison Jr. (November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016) was an American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter. He became notable for playing a unique mix of blues and modern jazz, both singing and playing piano. After moving to New York in 1956, he worked primarily in jazz settings, playing with jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Al Cohn, and Zoot Sims, along with producing numerous recordings.

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Mose Allison – Autumn Song (1959/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Michael Dussek – Romantic Revolution (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 34:56 minutes | 367 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Autumn Song is the fifth album released by blues/jazz pianist and vocalist Mose Allison which was recorded in 1959 and released on the Prestige label.

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Mose Allison – The Word From Mose (1964/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Mose Allison – The Word From Mose (1964/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 29:58 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Atlantic Recording
Recorded by Phil Iehle, #2,4,6,8,10 – 1964/03/10; #1,3,5,7,11 – 1964/03/12

The Word from Mose is a 1964 jazz album by the jazz pianist and singer Mose Allison. The album, described by Allmusic as “light, swinging jazz with a distinctly rural, Southern influence”, has been listed as one of the “core collection” albums for jazz fans by the Penguin Guide to Jazz.

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Mose Allison – Wild Man On The Loose (1966/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Mose Allison – Wild Man On The Loose (1966/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:41 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Rhino Atlantic

Mose Allison is a master of extended technique. On Wild Man on the Loose, the virtuoso musician is joined by spectacular bassist Earl May and legendary drummer Paul Motian. The trio embeds a rootsy New Orleans sound into an album of mostly originals. With soulful execution, simplistic touches and Allison’s timeless precision, the album is an enchanting masterpiece. Stand out moments include “Wild Man on the Loose”, “War Horse,” “No Trouble Living” and the instrumental stunner “Power House.” This super pristine hi-res download is sonically mesmerizing.

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Mose Allison – Mose In Your Ear (1972/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Mose Allison – Mose In Your Ear (1972/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:20 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Extraordinary musician Mose Allison leads the charge on this exhilarating live set that features bassist Clyde Flowers and drummer Eddie Charlton. The trio’s lush and magical performances are packed with fearless improvisations, blistering melodies and inspired playing. The album presents some of Allison’s most beloved compositions including “I Don’t Worry About A Thing,” “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues,” “The Seventh Son,” “Fool’s Paradise,” and plenty more. The authentic crooner is simply dazzling.

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Mose Allison – Mose Alive (1965/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Mose Allison – Mose Alive (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:39 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Rhino Atlantic

Mose Allison’s explosive live set captured as a stunning hi-res recording combines his sublime vocal range with his immaculate piano playing. Heralded as one of the most influential voices in jazz music, Allison’s gritty New Orleans’ tone has resonated with fans for decades. The album features memorable performances of hits like “Parchman Farm,” “Fool’s Paradise,” “Baby, Please Don’t Go” and “The Chaser.”

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Mose Allison – I’ve Been Doing Some Thinkin’ (1968/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Mose Allison – I’ve Been Doing Some Thinkin’ (1968/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 26:30 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Blues, Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Rhino Atlantic

I’ve Been Doin’ Some Thinkin’ presents the hip and sophisticated Mose Allison in top-notch form. Allison’s unique sonic aesthetic, crisp arrangement and agile playing resonate throughout this compilation of hits. The album finds Allison at the height of his career and includes his memorable ballad “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy” and the well-structured “City Home.”

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Mose Allison – Mose Allison Sings (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster) (1963/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Mose Allison – Mose Allison Sings (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:25 minutes | 508 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded: March 7,1957 and February 13,1959 at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Remastered: 2006, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

When he arrived in New York, Mississippi native Mose Allison presented himself as a piano player who occasionally sang and played trumpet. This was the balance Allison struck on six memorable Prestige albums recorded between 1957 and ’59; but what really caught the public’s attention and made him one of the music’s most influential crossover artists were Allison’s sly down-home vocals on blues classics and the clever lyrics of his originals.

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