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April 5, 2013 Influential vocalist and pianist Mose Allison joins Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland for a set of originals and a few favorite tunes by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more.
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Mose Allison performing live at Mountain Stage.
March 29, 2013 The legendary blues and jazz pianist's Mountain Stage debut, recorded January 15, 1989.
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The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters. From left: Eddie Palmieri, Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson. Not pictured: Lorraine Gordon.
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January 14, 2013 The highest federally supported awards for jazz artistry are presented to singer-songwriter Mose Allison, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, club owner Lorraine Gordon and pianist Eddie Palmieri. On Monday, Jan. 14, watch a webcast of the ceremony live from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
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Hank Williams has written plenty of tunes covered by jazz artists over the years.
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August 17, 2012 If you haven't listened to his music in a while, you might have forgotten: The country pioneer had swing. Here are five jazz artists out of many who have put their own spins on his music.
Make 'em laugh.
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April 6, 2011 Some jazz musicians are known as much for their wit as for their chops. To celebrate National Humor Month, hear five jazz songs designed to make you laugh.
Iconic pianist Mose Allison visited WFUV in New York City for an interview and live performance.
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July 15, 2010 The 82-year-old jazz and blues songwriter has drifted between genres for most of his life. After a 13-year break from the studio, he's back with a new album, with some help from producer Joe Henry. Hear a special session with Allison on WFUV in New York City.
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May 4, 2009 Money is on everyone's mind right now. Maybe you're worried about your own money, worried about the state of the world economy or just relieved to have a job and a paycheck. Got the money blues? Listen to these five jazz tunes — a good investment for your ears and your soul.
August 1, 2001 Born in Tippo, Mississippi, Mose Allison, known as the "William Faulkner of Jazz," grew up playing a piano in back of a gas station — and never stopped. Allison, a prolific songwriter, pianist and singer, brought his down-home Southern bluesy style to jazz. This album illustrates the versatility of a man said to play "blue-eyed soul."
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