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Abbey Is Blue

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Released  1959
Artist  Abbey Lincoln
Label  Riverside Records
Length  39:19
Release date  1959
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  Spring and Fall, 1959 New York City
Abbey Is Blue (1959)  We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (1960)
Producers  Bill Grauer, Orrin Keepnews
Similar  Abbey Lincoln albums, Jazz albums

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Abbey Is Blue is the fourth album by American jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln featuring tracks recorded in 1959 for the Riverside label.

Contents

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Reception

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".

Track listing

  1. "Afro Blue" (Mongo SantamarĂ­a) - 3:20
  2. "Lonely House" (Langston Hughes, Kurt Weill) - 3:40
  3. "Let Up" (Abbey Lincoln) - 5:32
  4. "Thursday's Child" (Elisse Boyd, Murray Grand) - 3:31
  5. "Brother, Where Are You?" (Oscar Brown) - 3:10
  6. "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" (Ted Fio Rito, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young) - 5:24
  7. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) - 5:13
  8. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) - 2:46
  9. "Lost in the Stars" (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) - 4:11
  10. "Long as You're Living" (Oscar Brown, Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine) - 2:33

Personnel

  • Abbey Lincoln - vocals
  • Kenny Dorham (tracks 2, 4 & 7-9), Tommy Turrentine (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 10) - trumpet
  • Julian Priester - trombone (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 10)
  • Stanley Turrentine - tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 10)
  • Les Spann - guitar (tracks 2, 4 & 7-9), flute (track 5)
  • Wynton Kelly (tracks 2, 4, 5), Cedar Walton (tracks 3 & 6), Phil Wright (tracks 7-9) - piano
  • Bobby Boswell (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 10), Sam Jones (tracks 2, 4, 5 & 7-9) - bass
  • Philly Joe Jones (tracks: 2, 4, 5 & 7-9), Max Roach (tracks: 1, 3, 6 & 10) - drums
  • Songs

    1Afro-Blue3:21
    2Lonely House3:42
    3Let Up5:32

    References

    Abbey Is Blue Wikipedia


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