"Are you hip to the means?" Blue Note recording artist Mose Allison has been for more than 50 years.
Piano man, jazz man, blues man, soul man. Great American songwriter, and masterful interpreter of the Great American songbook. He loves the ironic couplet, and flirts with exaggeration and understatement in the same line.
I can't believe the things I've seen
I wonder bout some things I've heard
Everybody's crying mercy
When they don't know the meaning of the word
Bonnie, Van, and the Who all knew. From Young Man Blues to Everybody's Cryin' Mercy, he's 79 years old, and touring 40 weeks a year. From Tippo, Mississippi to Jazz Alley, Seattle. Thanks for making the half-century trip.
People running round in circles
Don't know what they're headed for
Everybody's crying peace on Earth
Just as soon as we win this war
Find the means to make it to Jazz Alley to watch Mose, with special guest guitarist Larry Coryell, continue to master the genes.