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Over the Years


Download links and information about Over the Years by Abbey Lincoln. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 50:57 minutes.

Artist: Abbey Lincoln
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 50:57
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No. Title Length
1. When the Lights Go on Again 5:52
2. Blackberry Blossoms 4:08
3. Somos Novios 6:11
4. A Heart Is Not a Toy 4:13
5. I Could Sing It for a Song 4:20
6. I'm Not Supposed to Know 3:58
7. Windmills of Your Mind 5:02
8. Lucky to Be Me 7:30
9. What Will Tomorrow Bring 6:26
10. Tender As a Rose 3:17



Recorded mostly in New York, Over the Years is aimed at summing up Abbey Lincoln's long career. Joining her are excellent, but not so well-known performers, plus the giant sax player Joe Lovano. But it is Lincoln's special interpretative powers that carry the day, as one would expect. The play list is rather unusual even for an iconoclast like Lincoln. There are tunes from the 1940s, traditional material, some romantic standards, and her own compositions. "Lucky to Be Me," from the musical On the Town, features some ear-catching work by the rhythm section of Brandon McCune, John Ormond, and Jaz Sawyer. Another fine track is the traditional "Blackberry Blossoms" to which Lincoln has added her own lyrics. She is ably supported on this cut by guest tenor player Joe Lovano and guest guitarist Kendra Shank, who is also a singer of note. The album's coda is appropriate as Lincoln sings "Tender As a Rose" a cappella, letting her vocal chords stand on their own without benefit of instrumental accompaniment as she ends it with "as that's the way the story goes."