Thursday, February 12, 2009
Went to hear Mose Allison last night. Been listening to him for over forty years, have seen him several times in the last twenty. I like his noodling keyboard style, I like how he grunts when he's not singing, pushes the mike away so you can't hear it. Mostly, I like his fusion of jazz and blues, his cynical and wry lyrics, and the fact that he still cranks them out as he morphs to the person seen above, having been older when he was younger.