Venue Details

Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Theatre Fan
Red Velvet 157 events 139 reviews

Good show. Great value. Allison and Dorough wre an appropriate pairing. And I got to see fireworks afterwords. Also, I took BART for the first time from SF to pretty near Yoshi's. A nice but not too long walk. Very convenient.

reviewed Jul 04 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Harry Howe
Red Velvet 87 events 8 reviews

Excellent jazz, venue very friendly and comfortable...Mose a large cut above Dorough, but both enjoyable.

reviewed Jul 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from emilyodza
77 events 37 reviews

A wonderful concert with two very different performers, both so dynamic and creative, into their older years! consummate entertainers!

reviewed Jul 03 2009 report as inappropriate
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As a singer, songwriter, and pianist, Mose Allison is sui generis: he’s steeped in the blues and jazz and boogie, but he’s a stone original. Since his 1956 recording debut for Prestige — Back Country Suite, which evoked his native Mississippi and met with unanimous critical acclaim — Allison has been part of the international musical landscape. He’s worked with Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn, as well as his own trio (with which he’ll perform at Yoshi’s), and he continues to write extraordinary songs that have been covered by Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, and many others. (Time Out has noted “his gift for writing a song with a sting in the tail.”) His most recent Grammy nomination was for Mose Chronicles: Live in London, vol. 1 (Blue Note).

Bob Dorough’s first record album (Devil May Care, released on Bethlehem in 1956) caused quite a stir. The buzz has continued over nearly five decades since then, with Dorough recordings issued on a variety of labels, both large and tiny. Along the way, Bob became the first – and the last – halfway decent singer to appear on a Miles Davis record. Among Bob’s more illustrious songwriting collaborators over the years have been Fran Landesman and Dave Frishberg. His tunes now appear on albums recorded by dozens of other vocalists – and many have found special favor as instrumentals, too. The pianist and vocalist is known for his work as the musical director for Schoolhouse Rock, a series of children’s videos on ABC-TV in the 70’s and 80’s. Bob handled the music for about fifty of these timeless little classics.  He’s still writing great songs, too. Most important, though, he continues to delight audiences in clubs and concert halls on several continents. As throngs of admirers worldwide can testify, Bob Dorough is only now reaching his prime.

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