Hello There, Universe

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This obscure Mose Allison LP has the pianist/singer/lyricist using a larger band than usual, an octet with Richard Williams and Jimmy Nottingham on trumpets, altoist Jerome Richardson, either Joe Henderson or Joe Farrell on tenor, Pepper Adams or Seldon Powell on baritone, Bob Cranshaw and John Williams on bass, and drummer Joe Cucuzzo. The truth is, most of the other musicians are really not needed, for their solos take away from Allison's vocals and piano solos. Allison who also plays a bit of organ contributed nine of the ten songs on the album all but "Blues in the Night", best known of which are "Hello There, Universe" and "Wild Man on the Loose," although there are no...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This obscure Mose Allison LP has the pianist/singer/lyricist using a larger band than usual, an octet with Richard Williams and Jimmy Nottingham on trumpets, altoist Jerome Richardson, either Joe Henderson or Joe Farrell on tenor, Pepper Adams or Seldon Powell on baritone, Bob Cranshaw and John Williams on bass, and drummer Joe Cucuzzo. The truth is, most of the other musicians are really not needed, for their solos take away from Allison's vocals and piano solos. Allison who also plays a bit of organ contributed nine of the ten songs on the album all but "Blues in the Night", best known of which are "Hello There, Universe" and "Wild Man on the Loose," although there are no hits or future standards included. This album, therefore, is a gap-filler rather than an essential recording.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431653425
  • Catalog Number: 6534
  • Sales rank: 133,573

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mose Allison Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Vocals
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Joe Henderson Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Flute, Alto Saxophone
Seldon Powell Baritone Saxophone
Bob Cranshaw Bass, Guitar
Joe Cocuzzo Drums
Joe Farrell Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
John "Buddy" Williams Bass
Richard Williams Trumpet
Technical Credits
Mose Allison Composer
William Arlt Engineer
Joel Dorn Producer, Audio Production
Jerome Gasper Engineer
Lewis Hahn Engineer, Remixing
Bob Liftin Engineer
Loring Eutemey Illustrations
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