Sound Quality: Lossless
Record Label: Riverside
Year Released: 1959 (Remastering 1998)
Album Covers: Included
Note From Dada!
Ώτα μου καλημέρα,
Λόγω ανειλημμένων υποχρεώσεων σας άφησα στην ξεραϊλα για αρκετές μέρες.
Ελπίζω να επανορθώσω αποζημιώνοντάς σας μ' αυτό το αγαπημένο μου και εξαιρετικό δισκάκι της Abbey Lincoln που έφυγε το περασμένο καλοκαίρι (14 Αυγούστου).
Απ' τις πιο χαρακτηριστικές δουλειές της Lincoln (το πραγματικό όνομα της οποίας είναι Anna Marie Wooldridge) που περιέχει μία απ' τις καλύτερες (vocal) εκδοχές του Afro-Blue (Mongo Santamaria), το "Brother Where Are You" (ένα απ' τα καλύτερα θέματα που έχει γράψει ο φοβερός Oscar Brown Jr.), το κλάσικ του Kurt Weil "Lost In Stars" (για την ακρίβεια Kurt Weil:Μουσική, Maxwell Anderson:Στίχοι) κ.α. Στους προγευστικούς ψηφιακούς αναπαραγωγούς θα βρείτε δύο λιγότερο "γνωστά" -τρόπος του λέγειν- (αλλά τα πιο αγαπημένα μου) θέματα του δίσκου. To "Let Up" (σύνθεση της Lincoln) και το ανατριχιαστικό "Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise" (Hammerstein, Romberg).
Σας φιλώ στο μόντεμ!
Let Up - Abbey Lincoln
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Abbey Lincoln
About Abbey Lincoln
Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), better known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress. Lincoln was unusual in that she wrote and performed her own compositions, expanding the expectations of jazz audiences.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was one of many singers influenced by Billie Holiday. She often could be found at the Blue Note in New York City.
With Ivan Dixon, she co-starred in Nothing But a Man, an independent film written and directed by Michael Roemer. She also co-starred with Sidney Poitier and Beau Bridges in 1968's For Love of Ivy, and received a 1969 Golden Globe nomination for her appearance in the film.
Lincoln also appeared in the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It, for which she famously wore a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentleman Prefer Blondes and interpreted the theme song, working with Benny Carter.
Lincoln sang on the 1960s landmark jazz civil rights recording, We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite (1960) by jazz musician Max Roach and was married to him from 1962 to 1970. Especially since this album, Abbey Lincoln was connected to the political fight against racism in the United States.
In the 1990 Spike Lee movie Mo' Better Blues 1990, she played young Bleek Gilliams' mother, who was very insistent that Bleek (played as an adult by Denzel Washington) come inside their house and practice his trumpet instead of playing outside with his friends.
In 2003, she received the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Jazz Masters Award.
Lincoln died on August 14, 2010 in Manhattan at the age of 80. Her death was announced by her brother, David Wooldridge, who told the New York Times that Lincoln had died in her Manhattan nursing home after suffering deteriorating health for years following open heart surgery in 2007. No cause of death was officially given. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered.