17 Apr 2010

Mose Allison the 'jazz Faulkner' dies

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Mose Allison.

Mose Allison. Photo: Mose Allison website

Mose Allison

Mose Allison Photo: Michael Wilson

Blues and Jazz pianist-singer and songwriter Mose Allison died at home on 15th November, 2016, aged 89.

He was a respected musician who delivered lines like “Your mind is on vacation while your mouth is working overtime”.

During his career Mose Allison has been covered by the likes of The Who, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, John Mayall, Georgie Fame, Elvis Costello and Van Morrison. Even the Clash. Mose was not only known for his skills as a pianist, but soon his way with words earned him the reputation as "the William Faulkner of jazz." For Access All Areas