Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Is Blue (2021 Remaster)
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Abbey Is Blue is the fourth album by American jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, featuring tracks recorded in 1959 for Riverside Records. A breakout performance for the jazz legend - this album displays Lincoln perfectly poised between jazz for show and jazz with a purpose. Lincoln handpicked each of the songs on the album
Originally released as Lincoln’s fourth and final recording with Riverside Records, Abbey is Blue took a stark turn from her earlier releases, which typically consisted of standards from the Great American Songbook. As the title suggests, Abbey Is Blue finds the singer solemn and reflective. Her vocal talents, meanwhile, are on display, as Lincoln soulfully embodies the lyrical content of her songs.
The album features an all-star lineup that includes Kenny Dorham, Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Philly Joe Jones and Max Roach.
Heavyweight audiophile vinyl produced by Craft Recordings in 2021. This edition was cut from original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Pressed at RTI.
2. Lonely House
3. Let It Up
4. Thursday’s Child
5. Brother, Where Are You?
1. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
2. Come Sunday
3. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
4. Lost in the Stars
5. Long As You’re Living