All of the songs in the Facebook post that are in quotes are from this record. We will hear a few. Bye Ms. Lincoln. Thanks.
|Review||by Scott Yanow|
This CD is a change of pace for Abbey Lincoln. She interprets ten standards (plus four of her originals), all love songs performed as duets with pianist Hank Jones. Although there is some social commentary, the emphasis is on male-female relationships and Lincoln sounds more optimistic than usual. Among the more memorable selections are Duke Ellington's "Black Butterfly," "The Nearness of You," "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis," Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz" and "You Won't Forget Me."
MY FACEBOOK POST ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18, 2010 on KMHD's page...
..."First Came A Woman" on August 6, 1930 in Chicago, IL. Benny Carter (1956), Riverside (1957-59), Max Roach, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins. Max Roach marriage (1962-1970), Inner City (1973), Enja (1987), Verve (1990s), Hank Jones (1...992)... "When There is Love" there is emotional intensity. ..."Close Your Eyes" and celebrate this life of creativity, bravery and post bop innovation... HARD CHOICES... Saturday, 11a-1pm PST http://www.kmhd.org/ 89.1FM... Anna Marie, Gaby Lee, Gaby Woolridge... or Abbey Lincoln, August 14, 2010, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress... "C'est Si Bon"
NPR'S A BLOG SUPREME ON ABBEY LINCOLN...
FRESH AIR INTERVIEW WITH ABBEY LINCOLN...
Links on the passing of Abbey Lincoln. Thanks to Trudy Johnson-Lenz (Peter and Trudy manage Kurt's (Elling) FB page, monthly newsletter, and moderate in the KE Forum on his website.):
Specifically, I'd like to recommend:
Abbey Lincoln, Noted Jazz Singer, Dies
Unique song stylist, songwriter and actress was 80 years old
By Lee Mergner
August 16, 2010
Abbey Lincoln: Straight Ahead
By Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
Short trailer (03:29) for a film about Abbey Lincoln:
Abbey Lincoln: The Music is the Magic ... a film preview
The Music is the Magic is an ArtistShare project. The filmmaker, Carol Friedman, started making this film 19 years ago. They're hoping for a release sometime this fall.
For more about the project, see:
C'EST SI BON LYRICS TRANSLATION....
C'est Si Bon (English Translation) Lyrics
It's So Good,
just Wandering Around,
arm In Arm, Arm In Arm,
and Singing Songs.
it's So Good,
to Whisper Sweet Words - ,
but Little Nothing That Can Be
said Again And Again.
seeing Our Love-Struck Expression
the Passers-By In The Street Envy Us.
it's So Good,
to See Shining In Her Eyes
a Marvelous Promise
that Sendsa Shivers Up And Down My Spine.
the're So Good
these Little Thrills
that Are Worth More Than A Million
it's So Very, Very Good.
it's Good - Yes, It's Good
the Passers-By In The Street -
arm In Arm, Arm In Arm -
singing Songs -
what A Marvelous Promise
uummm - It's Good.
i'm Looking For A Millionaire
with Big Cadillac Cars
mink Coats - Jewels
as Big As Your Fist - You Know?
this Little Feeling -
perhaps Someone With A Little Yacht, No?
aahhh It's Good -
it's Good - So Good-
you Know I'm Waiting For
someone Who Can Give Me
plenty Of Loot.
tonight? - Tomorrow?- Next Week?
dosen't Matter When.
uummm - It's So Good - So Good
it Will Be Very Crazy, No?
it's Very Good!