Monthly Archives: November 2016

Variety: Jazz and Blues Musician Mose Allison Dies at 89

Mose Allison

Renowned jazz blues pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison died Tuesday at his home in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 89.

A native of Mississippi, Allison grew up on his grandfather’s farm, where he started taking piano lessons at age 5 and shortly after began writing his own songs. His musical career took off in 1956, when he joined a quintet with the prominent saxophonist Al Cohn. By 1957, Allison produced his first album “Back Country Suite,” which combined sounds evocative of his southern background combined with a blues emphasis.

Source: Variety

Leonard Cohen, legendary singer-songwriter, dies aged 82


Leonard Cohen, the legendary singer-songwriter whose work inspired generations, has died at the age of 82.

A post to his official Facebook page on Thursday 10 November announced the musician’s passing in Los Angeles.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” the post said.

Source: The Guardian

Todd Hunter Trio – Eat, Drink, Play

(Dexterity Records)

Eat, Drink, Play is a spectacular showcase of musical virtuosity from pianist-composer Todd Hunter. The production is also Hunter’s debut trio recording. With Aaron Serfaty on drums and Dave Robaire on bass the trio displays a level of virtuosity synchronicity that really raises the spellbinding quality of the eclectic mix of compositions, all of which were written by Hunter. The entire recording is a true artistic delight.

Click to listen to a clip of “Big Bird”:

Tracks: Big Bird, Man on Deck, Samba De Todje, I See More Than One, Snake In The Bottle, Moments I Remember, Lucky Number 7, Que Linda, Paper Dragons, 210 To The 15 .