Freitag, 19. April 2024

Abbey Lincoln - That´s Him! (1957)

Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions. She was a civil rights advocate during the 1960s.

"That´s Him!" was her second recording, and her first for Riverside. The album finds her accompanied by quite an all-star roster: tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Max Roach.

Even this early, she was already a major jazz singer with a style of her own. Lincoln was careful from this point on to only interpret lyrics that she believed in. Her repertoire has a few superior standards (including several songs such as "I Must Have That Man!" and "Don't Explain" that are closely associated with Billie Holiday) plus Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Strong Man" and Phil Moore's "Tender as a Rose"; she takes the latter unaccompanied. "Don't Explain" is slightly unusual in that Paul Chambers is absent and Wynton Kelly makes an extremely rare appearance on bass. All three of Abbey Lincoln's Riverside albums are well worth the listen.          

Abbey Lincoln - That´s Him! (1957)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot! Great album, Roberto

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you like it, greetings!

Anonym hat gesagt…

I like your site a lot: thanks!
Wasn't she the partner of Max Roach (a gorgeous drummer and a cool cat).
Best regards

zero hat gesagt…

Yes, the did some fine recordings with Max Roach.

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