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Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Sings Billie


  • £8.57

Cat. no: ENJA9221
Format: CD
Barcode: 767522922127
Release Date: 10 Dec 2021
Genre: Jazz

Mid-price reissue of this 1987 album by star jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, paying tribute to Billie Holiday, featuring saxophonist Harold Vick, pianist James Weidman, bassist Tarik Shah and drummer Mark Johnson

"Strongly influenced by jazz icons Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong, both of whom she met early in her career, Abbey Lincoln's distinctive vocal style, thoughtprovoking writing, and spirited personality secured her a place among the jazz luminaries...Lincoln recorded a series of albums for the Riverside label with drummer Max Roach, who had introduced her to the label's owner.Lincoln's collaborations with Roach (to whom she was married from 1962-70) lasted more than a decade, and included the seminal recording, 'We Insist! Freedom Now Suite' in 1960. This was the beginning of a more social and political activist approach to her music.

Over the years, she has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Clark Terry, and Stan Getz. Lincoln returned to her influences in 1987, recording two albums in tribute to Billie Holiday, and then a series of recordings for Verve throughout the 1990s and 2000s that showcased her writing prowess. Her emotionally honest, mature style was present in every song she sang." - National
Endowments for the Arts

Tracks: What A Little Moonlight Can Do / I Only Have Eyes For You / Gloomy Sunday / Crazy He Calls Me / Strange Fruit / Lover Man / These Foolish Things / I'll Be Seeing You / Soul Eyes / P'll Wind

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