Late jazz musician Mose Allison to be celebrated in new star-dubbed tribute album

The album, entitled "If You're Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison," will arrive on November 29 via Fat Possum Records.

The collection will boast contributions from a wide array of guest musicians, such as Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Chrissie Hynde, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson and Ben Harper.

Iggy Pop notably hopped on a rendition of "If You're Going to the City," while Pixies vocalist Frank Black put his spin on "Numbers On Paper."

"Both musically and lyrically Mose is more grounded than most, and, at the same time, existentially beyond everything else out there. 'Numbers On Paper' is a relevant song to humanity at whatever point in the time space continuum, or 'spime,' as Mose says, that you want to place that song. It's classic Mose, funny and heavy," Black noted in a statement.

Additional guest contributors include Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Case, Fiona Apple performing with the Tippo Allstars, as well as Elvis Costello with Mose's daughter, Amy Allison.

In a statement, Allison opened up about the genesis of the tribute album on which she worked with the American multi-instrumentalist and producer Don Heffington.

"We were talking about my dad's legacy and thinking about all the musicians who were fans, and how a tribute album featuring some of these artists would be cool, especially if it were to benefit a worthy cause. Don said, 'Let's put it together ourselves' and introduced the idea (and me) to his friend producer/engineer/studio owner Sheldon Gomberg .... And so it began..." she recalled.

Proceeds from "If You're Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison" will go to Sweet Relief, a non-profit charity that assists musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability and age-related problems.

The CD/LP versions of "If You're Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison" are already available for pre-order, with both editions coming with Paul Bernay's 2005 documentary "Ever Since I Stole The Blues."

Mose Allison, who has been described as "one of the finest songwriters in 20th-century blues," passed away in 2016 at the age of 89.

During his decades-long career, he notably performed with jazz greats such as Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Gerry Mulligan.