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Swingin Machine
Mose Allison
Swingin Machine
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

Highlights on this masterful album include 'Stop This World', 'If You're Goin' To The City' and Duke Ellington's 'I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues'. 2002 reissue originally released in 1966.

      
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All Artists: Mose Allison
Title: Swingin Machine
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 8/27/2002
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090431634721, 081227854966, 090431634721

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Highlights on this masterful album include 'Stop This World', 'If You're Goin' To The City' and Duke Ellington's 'I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues'. 2002 reissue originally released in 1966.
 

CD Reviews

Mose With Horns!
Bruce Armstrong | Long Beach, CA United States | 12/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 1966 recording represents a real departure for Mose in that he is fronting a quintet with horns instead of his usual trio. Jimmy Knepper on trombone and Jim Reider on tenor saxophone form a tight front line and both deliver the solo "goods" when called upon. Although Knepper is always a delight to hear---his quirky solo style was a very effective blend of Dixieland, Swing, Bop and avant-garde--Reider is the real surprise on this session. Prior to this release he had been heard on recordings only in occasional solos while playing in the saxophone section of Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band. His swinging style owes much to Zoot Sims, but he is very much his own man as an improvisor. Sadly, he died much too young in 1968. Mose of course, is Mose, and he is in fine form as both pianist, vocalist and composer. His "down home" vocals are especially effective on "Stop This World" and "If You're Goin' To The City," both delightful Allison originals that have stood the test of time. "Saritha" is a very swinging original instrumental by Mose whose sophisticated harmonic structure reminds us that one of Mose's earliest recorded appearences was with one of Stan Getz's early-50s combos.The uncredited arrangements for the two horns are both imaginative and effective and make this recording a unique "must have" for any Mose Allison fan.
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