Abbey Lincoln – Abbey Is Blue (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:18 minutes | 1,61 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Craft Recordings
Abbey Is Blue is the fourth album by American jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln featuring tracks recorded in 1959 for the Riverside label.
Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars, with the review by Scott Yanow stating: “Abbey Lincoln is quite emotional and distinctive during a particularly strong set… very memorable”. All About Jazz also gave the album 4½ stars, with David Rickert calling it “a breakthrough performance in jazz singing”, and observing: “With the civil rights movement looming over the horizon, no longer did singers need to stick with standards and Tin Pan Alley tunes and could truly sing about subjects that mattered to them. Lincoln picked up Billie Holiday’s skill at inhabiting the lyrics of a song and projecting its emotional content outward, and these songs, all of which deal with sorrow, are stark and harrowing accounts of loss and injustice.”
1. Abbey Lincoln – Afro-Blue
2. Abbey Lincoln – Lonely House
3. Abbey Lincoln – Let Up
4. Abbey Lincoln – Thursday’s Child
5. Abbey Lincoln – Brother, Where Are You?
6. Abbey Lincoln – Laugh, Clown, Laugh
7. Abbey Lincoln – Come Sunday
8. Abbey Lincoln – Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
9. Abbey Lincoln – Lost In The Stars
10. Abbey Lincoln – Long As You’re Living