Mose at his beat poet best, on Atlantic!
This classic album—known as the moment Mose hit his stride in transitioning from iconic pianist to iconic beat-esque vocalist—features the first versions of two of his sharpest pieces (“Your Mind Is On Vacation” & the title track), bluish versions of standards, instrumentals, and more. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, cut all analog from the original mono Atlantic reels!
Mose Allison was already 34 and had recorded nine records as a leader before cutting his debut for Atlantic but this was his breakthrough date. One of jazz's greatest lyricists, at the time, Allison was making the transition from being a pianist who occasionally sang to becoming a vocalist who also played his own unusual brand of piano. In addition to the original versions of "Your Mind Is on Vacation," "I Don't Worry About a Thing (Because I Know Nothing Will Turn out Right)" and "It Didn't Turn out That Way," he sings bluish versions of two standards ("Meet Me at No Special Place" and "The Song Is Ended") and plays five instrumentals with his trio. There are only 33 1/2 minutes of music, but the set is one of Mose Allison's most significant recordings. – Scott Yanow (4.5 stars on AllMusic)
• CUT ALL ANALOG BY KEVIN GRAY FROM THE ORIGINAL MONO ATLANTIC REELS!
• AVAILABLE ON LIMITED EDITION GOLD AND STANDARD BLACK VINYL, BOTH PRESSED BY THIRD MAN PRESSING!
• 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THIS ICONIC ALBUM!
Also available on gold vinyl!
I Don’t Worry About A Thing• It Didn’t Turn Out That Way • Your Mind Is On Vacation • Let Me See • Everything I Have Is Yours • Stand By • Idyll • The Well • Meet Me At No Special Place • The Song Is Ended