JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2004 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Mose Allison

The first act we saw this year was Mose Allison at Kilbourn Hall. He played with only a bass player and did all his familiar jazzy/blues numbers. He bangs them out like Dylan and they careen just under control - not my favorite device for enlivening old songs. His lyrics though (Ever Since The World Ended, Your Mind Is On Vacation etc.) are marvelous like Pete LaBonne. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next