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11/11/1927 - (Present)
Also Known As:  
My Backyard     Mose Allisson     Allison, Mose
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About Mose Allison

All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.

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And Lennie Tristano I like a lot, I still like him.

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As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.

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At this point, I don't listen to other people too much. I'm not really that affected by anyone.

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But I got an audience that knows what I do. They usually show up, so I usually do pretty good.

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I been getting good crowds. It only took 50 years.

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I can't judge my own stuff. That's for others. But those are the three things that I admire.

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I do some concerts. At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London, which is Pizza Express.

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I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people's tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known.

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I finally decided if I was going to make a living, I was gonna have to come to New York.

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