Abbey Sings Abbey

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist Abbey Lincoln's voice is the sound of the earth yearning for your soul. She is lust turned to wisdom. She is diva turned to soothsayer. In her mid-seventies at the time of this recording, Lincoln is the embodiment of a life lived as a performer and lover and now a storyteller through song. Abbey Sings Abbey finds the songstress revisiting a number of her own compositions from past albums. And while she remains a pre-eminent jazz singer, here she has surrounded herself with an eclectic and organic small group that imbues these tracks with a soft country-blues meets klezmer sound that rubs elegantly against Lincoln's burnished vocals. This is a beautifully raw and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist Abbey Lincoln's voice is the sound of the earth yearning for your soul. She is lust turned to wisdom. She is diva turned to soothsayer. In her mid-seventies at the time of this recording, Lincoln is the embodiment of a life lived as a performer and lover and now a storyteller through song. Abbey Sings Abbey finds the songstress revisiting a number of her own compositions from past albums. And while she remains a pre-eminent jazz singer, here she has surrounded herself with an eclectic and organic small group that imbues these tracks with a soft country-blues meets klezmer sound that rubs elegantly against Lincoln's burnished vocals. This is a beautifully raw and intimate album full of lament and the faint perfume of romance. As she sings on "Should've Been," "It's the sound of sorry/Looking yonder with regret. Sorry 'cause of what you got/And what you didn't get." These are enigmatic torch songs and playful blues, dark elegies and poignant ballads all featuring Lincoln's own devastatingly precise lyrics and melodies that hint at not just death and regret, but also a lingering passion for life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498485842
  • Catalog Number: 000890002
  • Sales rank: 196,965

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Abbey Lincoln Primary Artist
Gil Goldstein Accordion
Scott Colley Bass
Shawn Pelton Drums
Dave Eggar Cello
Technical Credits
Gil Goldstein Cello Arrangement, Accordian Arranger
Abbey Lincoln Composer
Jean-Philippe Allard Producer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Jay Newland Producer, Engineer
Daniel Richard Executive Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Patrice Beausejour Art Direction
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