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Autumn Song (Mose Allison album)

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Autumn Song
Studio album by
Released1959
RecordedFebruary 13, 1959
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
GenreBlues / Jazz
Length34:27
LabelPrestige
PRLP 7189
ProducerBob Weinstock
Mose Allison chronology
Creek Bank
(1958)
Autumn Song
(1959)
Transfiguration of Hiram Brown
(1959)

Autumn Song is the fifth album released by blues/jazz pianist and vocalist Mose Allison which was recorded in 1959 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "One realizes why Allison was soon emphasizing his vocals; he was a much more distinctive singer than pianist although his piano playing was actually pretty inventive. This is an excellent all-round set".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz wrote that the album was "nicely balanced between vocal set-pieces [...] and his serious stuff".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Mose Allison except where noted.

  1. "Promenade" – 4:09
  2. "Eyesight to the Blind" (Sonny Boy Williamson II) – 1:41
  3. "It's Crazy" (Dorothy Fields, Richard Rodgers) – 3:37
  4. "That's All Right", (Jimmy Rogers) – 2:27
  5. "Devil in the Cane Field" – 4:02
  6. "Strange" (Matthew Fisher, John La Touche) – 3:06
  7. "Autumn Song" – 3:40
  8. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 3:11
  9. "Spires" – 3:03
  10. "Groovin' High" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 5:39

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 17, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Mose Allison – Autumn Song: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


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