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Abbey Is Blue (Remastered 1987 By Joe Tarantino)


Download links and information about Abbey Is Blue (Remastered 1987 By Joe Tarantino) by Abbey Lincoln. This album was released in 1959 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 38:50 minutes.

Artist: Abbey Lincoln
Release date: 1959
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 38:50
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No. Title Length
1. Afro Blue 3:16
2. Lonely House 3:38
3. Let Up 5:27
4. Thursday's Child 3:28
5. Brother, Where Are You? 3:07
6. Laugh, Clown, Laugh 5:21
7. Come Sunday 5:10
8. Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise 2:42
9. Lost In the Stars 4:08
10. Long As You're Living 2:33



Arguably the finest of Abbey Lincoln’s career making trio of late ‘50s LPs for Riverside records, 1959’s Abbey Is Blue, is in every way a late night classic, featuring startlingly minimal arrangements that contrasted sharply with Lincoln’s collaborations with husband Max Roach. Though every track on Abbey is Blue is exceptional, the stand out is Lincoln’s arguably definitive interpretation of Kurt Weill’s “Lonely House,” a spine-chilling rendition that finds her singing over only Sam Jones’ spare bass line and some spectral finger snaps. Her version of Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro-Blue” is also particularly impressive, and is notable for being the first ever vocal rendition of the tune. Lincoln is almost compulsively compared to Billie Holiday due to her deep, almost harrowing emotional investment in the songs that she interprets, but the comparisons are more than justified. By any measure, Abbey is Blue is an exceptional recording.