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    Abbey Lincoln RIP



    Abbey Lincoln, Jazz Singer and Writer, Dies at 80


    By NATE CHINEN
    Published: August 14, 2010

    Abbey Lincoln, a singer whose dramatic vocal command and tersely poetic songs made her a singular figure in jazz, died on Saturday in Manhattan.
    She was 80 and lived on the Upper West Side.

    Her death was announced by her brother David Wooldridge.

    Ms. Lincoln’s career encompassed outspoken civil rights advocacy in the 1960s and fearless introspection in more recent years, and for a time in the 1960s she acted in films with Sidney Poitier.

    Long recognized as one of jazz’s most arresting and uncompromising singers, Ms. Lincoln gained similar stature as a songwriter only over the last two decades. Her songs, rich in metaphor and philosophical reflection, provide the substance of “Abbey Sings Abbey,” an album released on Verve in 2007. As a body of work, the songs formed the basis of a three-concert retrospective presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2002.

    Her singing style was unique, a combined result of bold projection and expressive restraint. Because of her ability to inhabit the emotional dimensions of a song, she was often likened to Billie Holiday, her chief influence. But Ms. Lincoln had a deeper register and a darker tone, and her way with phrasing was more declarative.


    Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/ar...n.html?_r=1&hp\



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    Not one of my favourite singers but there is no denying her immense talent

    RIP Abbey

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    RIP

    Abbey Is Blue was one of the first vocal jazz records I fell in love with.Her vocals on Roach`s We Insist Freedom Now Suite still retains it`s power 50 years later

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    Abbey was a true original. RIP

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    Sad news indeed - she was one of the greatest for me. I have always admired her timbre, her songs, her honesty, her beauty. An impressive woman! The one live appearance I had the chance to see was a great experience.

    RIP, Ms Lincoln. There's no other like you.

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    My wife and I will always remember the name Abbey Lincoln - often performs "The First Song with her lyrics.
    RIP.

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    Straight ahead is my favorite vocal jazz album ever, and the one that started my interest in the genre...

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    DRIVER MAN! What a talent. FREEDOM NOW with Max Roach still resonates.
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    Even today, no matter the country, we must all *still* insist: Freedom Now!!!

    RIP Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcello View Post
    Nice picture Marcello, thanks for posting it. I was listening to Abby's "Talking To The Sun" this morning with Steve Coleman and Mark Johnson, a real masterpiece

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    I was talking a guy in work today and with the number of Brit musicians who have died and what seems to be a higher than normal US and international musicians, he reckoned that someone up there was setting up a new band

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    Quote Originally Posted by sounds212001 View Post
    Nice picture Marcello, thanks for posting it. I was listening to Abby's "Talking To The Sun" this morning with Steve Coleman and Mark Johnson, a real masterpiece
    Here's the front cover. I have it on vinyl. Powerful stuff!!




    Dug, Tokyo, Japan
    Label: Elec Records Co. Ltd.
    Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Hiromasa Suzuki (p), Kunimitsu Inaba (b), Tetsujiro Obara (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

    1 Caged Bird - 1:27 (Abbey Lincoln)
    2 Somos Novios (Imposible) - 4:40 (Armando Manzanero)
    3 My Way [aka Comme D'Habitude] - 5:23 (Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
    4 Japanese Dream - 3:34 (Clifford Jordan)
    5 Rainbow - 5:20 (Melba Liston, Abbey Lincoln)
    1 When Malindy Sings - 4:40 (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
    2 Driva' Man - 2:31 (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
    3 Misty - 3:35 (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
    4 Mean To Me - 4:35 (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
    5 Caged Bird - 4:40 (Abbey Lincoln)

    All titles on - Elec Records Co. Ltd. LP 12": KV 101 — Abbey Lincoln In Misty

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    About 20 years ago I was at a local venue to see a jazz singer of renown. I was late to be seated, and was scampering down to my seat. On the way there, I bumped into a lady who was also hustling to get somewhere? After being seated and getting comfortable, the show soon began with a local DJ introducing the main act for the night. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Ms. Abbey Lincoln. So out walks none other than the Lady I had just bumped into. As small as this chance bumping together was, I remember it to this day.

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    Just listened to a wonderful piece that Terri Gross of Fresh Air (NPR) did on Abby today. Two interviews - one from 1984 and another from 1993 with a selection of her songs. Very powerful and moving. You can likely look it up on NPR.com after today.

    RIP Abbey, I'm gonna get your final album, Abbey Sings Abbey.

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