Mose Lives (Tribute to Mose Allison)

The Ralph Barrat Group pays tribute to one of the great piano blues singer/songwriters, Mose Allison, who died in November 2016.

Featuring Neil Clark on drums, James Lithgow bass, Rick Husband guitar and Ralph Barrat piano and vocals, the group spans the vast repertoire of Allison’s work on more than 50 albums and 70 years of performing.

A prolific talent, Mose started as a jazz pianist in the 1950’s working with Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan, but gradually drifted back to his Mississippi blues roots and songwriting. With songs covered by Bonnie Riatt, Johnny Winter and Diana Krall, Allison also helped create the British Blues scene of the 1960’s providing tunes for John Mayall, The Who and Georgie Fame.

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In keeping with Allison’s favoured format of piano trio plus guitar, the Ralph Barrat Group pay homage with faithful arrangements of some of Mose’s best known tunes.