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Mose Allison

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 26
Classic Lot Sang

All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.

- Mose Allison

People Too Much Other

At this point, I don't listen to other people too much. I'm not really that affected by anyone.

- Mose Allison

Jazz Concerned Melodic

As far as I'm concerned, the essentials of jazz are: melodic improvisation, melodic invention, swing, and instrumental personality.

- Mose Allison

Old Sang Songs

I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old.

- Mose Allison

Through Whole Favorites

I went through the whole number, you know. The swing era, the boogie woogie era, the bebop era. Thelonious Monk is still one of my favorites. So a lot of these people had their effect on me.

- Mose Allison

Like Still Lot

And Lennie Tristano I like a lot, I still like him.

- Mose Allison

Admire Own My Own

I can't judge my own stuff. That's for others. But those are the three things that I admire.

- Mose Allison

Living New Decided

I finally decided if I was going to make a living, I was gonna have to come to New York.

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Different Influences Lot

I just have a lot off different influences.

- Mose Allison

Never Idea No Idea

I have no idea what I'm doin'. I've never seen me.

- Mose Allison

More Type Least

I'm playin' music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.

- Mose Allison

Audience Pretty Show

But I got an audience that knows what I do. They usually show up, so I usually do pretty good.

- Mose Allison

Pretty Over Been

I've been able to do pretty well. I don't work as many consecutive nights as I used to, but I'm still working over 100 nights a year, so that's good for me.

- Mose Allison

Play Some Which

I do some concerts. At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London, which is Pizza Express.

- Mose Allison

Other Very Tunes

I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people's tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known.

- Mose Allison

Music Like

I'm playin' the music I like.

- Mose Allison

Time Plan Stopped

I haven't stopped and I don't plan on stoppin' any time soon.

- Mose Allison

Jazz Play Some

I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes.

- Mose Allison

Never Things Form

I never sit down and write. I just sorta let things form in my brain.

- Mose Allison

Think Always I Think

I'm always storing away phrases and ideas and things that I think might turn into songs.

- Mose Allison