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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Candid | # CCD 79015 | Time: 00:39:13

Reissued several times since it originally came out on a Candid LP, this is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (who takes a memorable solo on "Blue Monk"), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron, and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include "When Malindy Sings," "Blue Monk," Billie Holiday's "Left Alone," and "African Lady".

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999

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Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Riverside/Victor | # VICJ-60354 | Time: 00:52:03

Singer Abbey Lincoln's second recording, and her first for Riverside, finds her accompanied by quite an all-star roster: tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Max Roach. Even this early, she was already a major jazz singer with a style of her own. Lincoln was careful from this point on to only interpret lyrics that she believed in. Her repertoire has a few superior standards (including several songs such as "I Must Have That Man!" and "Don't Explain" that are closely associated with Billie Holiday) plus Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Strong Man" and Phil Moore's "Tender as a Rose"; she takes the latter unaccompanied. "Don't Explain" is slightly unusual in that Paul Chambers is absent and Wynton Kelly makes an extremely rare appearance on bass. All three of Abbey Lincoln's Riverside albums are well worth the listen.

VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)

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VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)

VA - Anything Goes: The Cole Porter Songbook - Instrumentals (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb | 01:05:04
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 517 168-2

Interpretations of classic Cole Porter standarts by the greatest jazz musicans: Charlie Parker, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Art Tatum, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Tal Farlow, Oscar Peterson, Jim Hall, Abbey Lincoln, and many other big names.

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

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VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.

VA - Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters: Verve 50th Anniversary (1994)

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VA - Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters: Verve 50th Anniversary (1994)

VA - Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters: Verve 50th Anniversary (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve, PolyGram | # 523 150-2 | Time: 01:16:21

Verve Records celebrated the 50th anniversary of Norman Granz's first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert with an all-star get-together at Carnegie Hall. Different groups of top players from Verve's legacy (both past and present) had opportunities to perform, and this CD has many of the highlights. Pianist Peter Delano plays "Tangerine" with a trio; Dee Dee Bridgewater sings "Shiny Stockings" with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band; Hank Jones pays tribute to Art Tatum; Abbey Lincoln sings "I Must Have That Man"; Joe Henderson meets up with Antonio Carlos Jobim (who made his final concert appearance) on "Desafinado"; "Manteca" features trumpeter Roy Hargrove and trombonist Steve Turre; pianist Yosuke Yamashita pays tribute to Bud Powell; Betty Carter scats on "How High the Moon"; Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlin play a restrained acoustic version of Bill Evans' "Turn out the Stars"; Hargrove teams up with altoist Jackie McLean and guitarist Pat Metheny for "The Eternal Triangle"; organist Jimmy Smith revisits Oliver Nelson's arrangement of "Down by the Riverside"; Art Porter and Jeff Lorber play some crossover, and J.J. Johnson contributes a few trombone solos.

Abbey Lincoln & Archie Shepp - Painted Lady (1987)

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Abbey Lincoln & Archie Shepp - Painted Lady (1987)

Abbey Lincoln & Archie Shepp - Painted Lady (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ITM Records (ITM 1422)

Abbey Lincoln was in her late fifties at the time of this 1987 session in Paris, but she was showing little wear on her voice, aside for a slightly more pronounced vibrato. Joining her for this session is Archie Shepp on soprano and tenor saxophones, trumpeter Roy Burrowes, pianist Hilton Ruiz, bassist Jack Gregg, and drummer Freddie Waits. The sparse liner notes give no background as to how this session or choice of musicians came about, and at times there is such an informal air that one would think that this was a run-through prior to a record date or concert. The extended workout of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady" lives up to its title, with Lincoln, Shepp (on soprano sax), Burrowes (on muted trumpet), and Ruiz shining in their respective solos…

Cedar Walton - The Maestro (1981) [Reissue 2000]

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Cedar Walton - The Maestro (1981) [Reissue 2000]

Cedar Walton - The Maestro (1981) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 89 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 32 Jazz (32197)

The most notable aspect to this fine effort by the 1980 Cedar Walton Trio (which is comprised of the pianist-leader, tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, bassist David Williams and drummer Billy Higgins) is that Abbey Lincoln takes vocals on four of the eight selections. Lincoln (who is in top form) introduces two of her songs ("Not in Love" and "Castles") and also interprets "In a Sentimental Mood" and Walton's tribute to Duke Ellington "The Maestro." Otherwise Walton's group plays a couple of common Thelonious Monk tunes, Jobim's "Sabia" and "On the Trail." A well-rounded and easily recommended set of advanced straightahead jazz.

Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Lincoln's Affair... A Story Of A Girl In Love (1957) [Reissue 1993]

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Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Lincoln's Affair... A Story Of A Girl In Love (1957) [Reissue 1993]

Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Lincoln's Affair… A Story Of A Girl In Love (1957) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 271 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Jazz (CDP 0777 7 81199 2 0)

This CD reissues the music from Abbey Lincoln's first LP along with two slightly earlier numbers originally available as singles. At the time, Lincoln was making the transition from a potential sex symbol and lounge singer to a dramatic jazz interpreter. Her voice was recognizable even at this early stage, but some of the ballads are more lightweight than the ones she would be performing in the near future. Backed by anonymous orchestras arranged by Benny Carter, Jack Montrose, and Marty Paich, Abbey Lincoln's straightforward delivery was already impressive and pleasing.

Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz - You Gotta Pay The Band (1991) {Verve} **[RE-UP]**

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Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz - You Gotta Pay The Band (1991) {Verve} **[RE-UP]**

Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz - You Gotta Pay The Band (1991) {Verve}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 319 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 154 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

You Gotta Pay The Band is the 1991 album by American jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, who is helped by Stan Getz with help from Hank Jones, Charlie Haden, Mark Johnson and Maxine Roach. Originally released in France by Gitanes Jazz, this is the U.S. pressing released by Verve.

Abbey Lincoln - Golden Lady (1980 Reissue) (2010)

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Abbey Lincoln - Golden Lady (1980 Reissue) (2010)

Abbey Lincoln - Golden Lady (1980 Reissue) (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 271 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 113 MB | 43:45
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Inner City Jazz

Abbey Lincoln's follow-up album to People in Me retains her wise and somewhat defiant attitude, while expressing deep-seated feelings of womanhood, personal growth, and freedom. This recording departs from the prior effort in that only half of the tracks are originals, while saxophonist Archie Shepp and trumpeter Roy Burrowes take over for Dave Liebman when he was with a primarily Japanese/American mix of bandmates. Here it's an all-U.S.-based group with drummer Freddie Waits, bassist Jack Gregg, and the exceptional pianist Hilton Ruiz joining Shepp, Burrowes, and Lincoln.