Abbey Lincoln Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Jun 26, 2011

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Date: ca. 1956
Location: Hollywood, CA

Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Spread The Word

Date unknown - 1956 (November) is release date of the film "The Girl Can't Help It." Personnel unknown.


Date: July 1956
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Liberty

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Lonesome Cup Of Coffee - 2:38  (Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Benny Carter
     Liberty 45: F 55035 — Lonesome Cup Of Coffee/I Didn't Say Yes    
b.   She Didn't Say Yes - 2:20  (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) / arr: Benny Carter
     Liberty 45: F 55035 — Lonesome Cup Of Coffee/I Didn't Say Yes    
c.   Warm Valley [lyric version] - 3:16  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
d.   You Do Something To Me - 2:31  (Cole Porter)
e.   Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - 2:14  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Benny Carter
f.   The Answer Is No - 2:15  (Harold Levey) / arr: Benny Carter
All titles on:      Capitol CD: CDP 0777 7 81199 2 0 — Abbey Lincoln's Affair...A Story Of A Girl In Love   (1993)

First two selections have unknown guitar, bass, and vibraphone only (not quintet as listed in CD notes). Remaining selections have unknown big band.

"She Didn't Say Yes" performed as "I Didn't Say Yes."


Date: November 5 & 6, 1956
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Liberty

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Love Walked In - 2:32  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Marty Paich
b.   I Didn't Know About You - 2:45  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Marty Paich
c.   I Wake Up Smiling - 2:06  (Edgar Leslie, Fred E. Ahlert) / arr: Marty Paich
d.   Crazy He Calls Me - 2:55  (Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Marty Paich
e.   Take Me In Your Arms - 3:06  (Alfred Markush, Mitchell Parish, Fritz Rotter) / arr: Marty Paich
f.   No More - 3:06  (Toots Camarata, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Marty Paich
All titles on:      Liberty LP 12": LRP 3025 — Abbey Lincoln's Affair...A Story Of A Girl In Love   
     Capitol CD: CDP 0777 7 81199 2 0 — Abbey Lincoln's Affair...A Story Of A Girl In Love   (1993)

Unknown trumpet, guitar, celeste, bass, drums, bells, and strings.


Date: ca. November 5, 1956
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Liberty

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Would I Love You - 2:21  (Harold Spina, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Jack Montrose
b.   This Can't Be Love - 2:22  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Benny Carter
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
c.   Two Cigarettes In The Dark - 2:37  (Lew Pollack, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Benny Carter
d.   The Masquerade Is Over - 2:59  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) / arr: Benny Carter
e.   Together - 1:53  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) / arr: Jack Montrose
f.   Affair - 2:59  (Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Jack Montrose
All titles on:      Liberty LP 12": LRP 3025 — Abbey Lincoln's Affair...A Story Of A Girl In Love   
     Capitol CD: CDP 0777 7 81199 2 0 — Abbey Lincoln's Affair...A Story Of A Girl In Love   (1993)

Date given as November 5 & 6, 1956. It is assumed that this session is separate from strings session. Unknown trumpet, horn, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, bells, and woodwinds.


Date: October 28, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Riverside

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Wynton Kelly (p, b), Paul Chambers (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.a-01   Strong Man - 4:59  (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
b.a-02   Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe - 5:54  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
c.a-03   My Man - 3:54  (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
d.a-04   Tender As A Rose - 2:56  (Phil Moore)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
e.a-05   That's Him - 3:22  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
f.b-01   I Must Have That Man - 3:57  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
g.b-01 (tk 03)   altI Must Have That Man - 3:54  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
h.b-02   I Loves You Porgy - 4:24  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
i.b-02 (tk 01)   altI Loves You Porgy - 4:28  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
j.b-03   When A Woman Loves A Man - 4:25  (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer, Bernie Hanighen)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
k.b-04   Don't Explain - 6:35  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-251 — That's Him   
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-085-2 — That's Him   (1988)

Sonny Rollins (ts) on a-c, e-k; Kenny Dorham (t) on a-c, e-k; Wynton Kelly (p) on a-c, e-j; (b) on k; Paul Chambers (b) on a-c, e-j; Max Roach (d) on a-c, e-k.


Date: July 24, 1958
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f, bar), Benny Golson (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Just For Me - 3:32  (Jimmy Komack) / arr: Benny Golson
b.   An Occasional Man - 3:18  (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) / arr: Benny Golson
c.   Music, Maestro, Please - 3:14  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) / arr: Benny Golson
d.   Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - 4:26  (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins) / arr: Benny Golson
e.   Exactly Like You - 2:52  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Benny Golson
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-277 — It's Magic   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-205-2 — It's Magic   (1990)

Jerome Richardson (f) on a-c; (bar) on a-c; Curtis Fuller (tb) on a-c.


Date: August 15, 1958
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Sahib Shihab (f, bar), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Philly Joe Jones (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   I Am In Love - 2:45  (Cole Porter) / arr: Benny Golson
b.   Love - 2:38  (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) / arr: Benny Golson
c.   It's Magic - 3:58  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Benny Golson
d.   Out Of The Past - 4:41  (Benny Golson) / arr: Benny Golson
e.   Little Niles - 4:59  (Randy Weston) / arr: Benny Golson
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-277 — It's Magic   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-205-2 — It's Magic   (1990)

Sahib Shihab (f) on a-b; (bar) on a-b; Curtis Fuller (tb) on a-b.


Date: September 29, 1958
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: Calliope

Buddy Collette (f, as), Gerald Wilson (t), Al Viola (g), Red Callender (b), Earl Palmer (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Out Of The Past  (Benny Golson)
b.   When A Woman Loves A Man  (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer, Bernie Hanighen)
Both titles on:      Calliope LP 12": CAL 3009 — Sessions, Live   (1976)

Date may be television broadcast date.


Date: March 25, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t), Les Spann (g), Phil Wright (p), Sam Jones (b), Philly Joe Jones (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Come Sunday - 5:07  (Duke Ellington)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.   Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 2:41  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c.   Lost In The Stars - 4:06  (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-308 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1153 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-069-2 — Abbey Is Blue   (1987)

Date: March 26, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Les Spann (f, g), Kenny Dorham (t), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Philly Joe Jones (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Thursday's Child - 3:34  (Elisse Boyd, Murray Grand)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-308 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1153 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-069-2 — Abbey Is Blue   (1987)
b.   Brother, Where Are You? - 3:05  (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-308 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1153 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-069-2 — Abbey Is Blue   (1987)
c.   Hum Drum Blues  (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
d.   I'll Drown In My Own Tears  (Henry Glover)

Les Spann (f) on b; (g) on a, c-d.


Date: May 12, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t), Les Spann (g), Wynton Kelly (p), Sam Jones (b), Philly Joe Jones (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Lonely House - 3:33  (Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-308 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1153 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-069-2 — Abbey Is Blue   (1987)

Date: October 9 & 10, 1959
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago, IL
Label: Mercury

Max Roach (ldr), Stanley Turrentine (ts), Tommy Turrentine (t), Julian Priester (tb), Ray Bryant (p), Bobby Boswell (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.PB 2672-1   altSpeak Low - 2:05  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
b.PB 2672-2   Speak Low - 2:50  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
c.PB 2672-3   altSpeak Low - 2:53  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
d.PB 2673-1   altNever Let Me Go - 3:08  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
e.PB 2673-2   altNever Let Me Go - 3:11  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
f.PB 2673-7   Never Let Me Go - 3:04  (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
g.PB 2674-2   altCome Rain Or Come Shine - 3:00  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
h.PB 2674-5   altCome Rain Or Come Shine - 3:10  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
i.PB 2674-7   Come Rain Or Come Shine - 3:19  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
j.PB 2675-2   Namely You - 2:54  (Johnny Mercer, Gene DePaul)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
k.PB 2676-4   Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed - 2:56  (Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
l.PB 2677-3   altWild Is The Wind - 3:17  (Dmitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington)
m.PB 2677-4   Wild Is The Wind - 3:17  (Dmitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
n.PB 2678-2   altYou're Mine, You - 3:11  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
o.PB 2678-4   You're Mine, You - 2:43  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
p.PB 2678-5   altYou're Mine, You - 2:47  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
q.PB 2678-6   altYou're Mine, You - 2:50  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
r.PB 2679-1   You're My Thrill - 3:41  (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney)
s.PB 2680-2   altI Concentrate On You - 4:49  (Cole Porter)
t.PB 2680-4   I Concentrate On You - 4:52  (Cole Porter)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
u.PB 2681-4   altNever Leave Me - 6:44  (Gordon Jenkins)
v.PB 2681-6   Never Leave Me - 6:46  (Gordon Jenkins)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60215 — Moon-Faced And Starry-Eyed   
All titles on:      Mosaic CD: MD7-201 — The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions   (2000)

Stanley Turrentine (ts) on j, n-v; Tommy Turrentine (t) on g-i, r-v; Julian Priester (tb) on d-f, l-m, s-v; Abbey Lincoln (v) on s-v.


Date: ca. November 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Stanley Turrentine (ts), Tommy Turrentine (t), Julian Priester (tb), Cedar Walton (p), Bobby Boswell (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Afro-Blue - 3:25  (Mongo Santamaria, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.   Let Up - 5:19  (Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
c.   Laugh, Clown, Laugh - 5:17  (Ted Fiorito, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young)
d.   Long As You're Living - 2:31  (Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-308 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1153 — Abbey Is Blue   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-069-2 — Abbey Is Blue   (1987)

Cedar Walton (p) on b-c.

Lord gives date as 1959. Original liner notes say recorded "Spring and Fall, 1959."


Date: August 31, 1960
Location: Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

Max Roach (ldr), Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (ts), Booker Little (t), Julian Priester (tb), James Schenk (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Driva' Man - 5:10  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.   Freedom Day [aka Liberté] - 6:02  (Oscar Brown, Jr., Max Roach)
Both titles on:      Amigo LP 12": AMLP 810 — We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite   (1976)
     Columbia LP 12": JC 36390 — We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite   (1980)
     Candid CD: CCD 9002 — We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite   

Coleman Hawkins (ts) on a.

Outtakes are said to exist but have never been issued.


Date: September 6, 1960
Location: Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

Max Roach (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Booker Little (t), Julian Priester (tb), James Schenk (b), Max Roach (d), Babatunde Olatunji (cga), Thomas Du Vall, Ray Mantilla (per), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   All Africa - 7:57  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.   Tears For Johannesburg - 9:36  (Max Roach)
c.   Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace - 7:58  (Max Roach)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
All titles on:      Amigo LP 12": AMLP 810 — We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite   (1976)
     Columbia LP 12": JC 36390 — We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite   (1980)
     Candid CD: CCD 9002 — We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite   

Walter Benton (ts) on a-b; Booker Little (t) on a-b; Julian Priester (tb) on a-b; James Schenk (b) on a-b; Babatunde Olatunji (cga) on a-b; Thomas Du Vall (per) on a-b; Ray Mantilla (per) on a-b.

Outtakes are said to exist but have never been issued.


Date: November 1, 1960
Location: Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

The Jazz Artists Guild (ldr), Eric Dolphy (as), Walter Benton (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Benny Bailey, Booker Little (t), Kenny Dorham (t, p), Julian Priester (tb), Peck Morrison (b), Jo Jones, Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah  (Kenny Dorham)
b.   Cliff Walk - 9:45  (Booker Little)
     Candid LP 12": 9022 — Newport Rebels   
     Candid CD: CCD 79022 — Newport Rebels   (1991)
c.   Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - 7:18  (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins)
     Candid LP 12": 9022 — Newport Rebels   
     Candid CD: CCD 79022 — Newport Rebels   (1991)
d.tk 3   altAin't Nobody's Business If I Do - 7:47  (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins)
     Candid CD: CCD 79033 — Candid Dolphy   (1989)

Eric Dolphy (as) on c-d; Walter Benton (ts) on a-b; Cecil Payne (bar) on a; Benny Bailey (t) on a, c-d; Kenny Dorham (t) on a; (p) on c-d; Booker Little (t) on b; Julian Priester (tb) on a-b; Jo Jones (d) on b-d; Max Roach (d) on a-b; Abbey Lincoln (v) on c-d.


Date: February 22, 1961
Location: Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Label: Candid

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Eric Dolphy (pic, f, bcl, as), Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (ts), Booker Little (t), Julian Priester (tb), Mal Waldron (p), Art Davis (b), Max Roach (d), Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders, Robert Whitley (cga), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.a-01   Straight Ahead - 5:18  (Mal Waldron, Earl Baker, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Mal Waldron
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 — Straight Ahead   
b.a-02   When Malindy Sings - 4:00  (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Oscar Brown, Jr.) / arr: Booker Little
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 — Straight Ahead   
c.a-03   In The Red - 8:23  (Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Chips Bayen) / arr: Booker Little
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 — Straight Ahead   
d.b-01   Monkery's The Blues [lyric version of Blue Monk] - 6:32  (Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Mal Waldron
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 — Straight Ahead   
e.b-02   Left Alone - 6:42  (Mal Waldron, Billie Holiday) / arr: Julian Priester
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 — Straight Ahead   
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
f.b-03   African Lady - 3:42  (Randy Weston, Langston Hughes) / arr: Max Roach
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 — Straight Ahead   
g.b-03 (tk 04)   altAfrican Lady - 3:39  (Randy Weston, Langston Hughes) / arr: Max Roach
     Candid CD: CCD 79033 — Candid Dolphy   (1989)
h.b-04   Retribution - 3:45  (Julian Priester, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Julian Priester
     CBS LP 12": S 64655 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid LP 12": CJM 8015 — Straight Ahead   
     Candid CD: CCD 79015 — Straight Ahead   

Eric Dolphy (pic) on f-g; (f) on b; (bcl) on e, h; (as) on a-d; Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders (cga) on f-g; Robert Whitley (cga) on f-g.

Contrary to Lord, Dolphy plays flute not piccolo on b.


Date: August 1, 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Impulse!

Max Roach (ldr), Eric Dolphy (as), Clifford Jordan (ts), Booker Little (t), Julian Priester (tb), Mal Waldron (p), Art Davis (b), Max Roach (d), Carlos 'Patato' Valdés (cga), Carlos Eugenio (per), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.10460   Garvey's Ghost - 7:53  (Max Roach)
b.10461   Mendacity - 8:54  (Max Roach, Chips Bayen)
Both titles on:      Impulse! LP 12": A-8 — Percussion Bitter Sweet   
     GRP/Impulse! CD: GRD-122 — Percussion Bitter Sweet   (1993)

Carlos 'Patato' Valdés (cga) on a; Carlos Eugenio (per) on a.


Date: February 27, 1962
Location: Fine Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Impulse!

Max Roach (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Richard Williams (t), Julian Priester (tb), Mal Waldron (p), Art Davis (b), Max Roach (d), Earl Baker, Abbey Lincoln (v), Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (con)

a.10792   Lonesome Lover - 7:01  (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)
     Impulse! 45: 45-214 — Lonesome Lover/Sunday Afternoon   
     Impulse! LP 12": A-16 — It's Time   
     GRP/Impulse! CD: GRD 185 — It's Time   (1996)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.10793   Sunday Afternoon - 6:13  (Max Roach)
     Impulse! 45: 45-214 — Lonesome Lover/Sunday Afternoon   
     Impulse! LP 12": A-16 — It's Time   
     GRP/Impulse! CD: GRD 185 — It's Time   (1996)
c.10794   Prelude  (Max Roach)

Abbey Lincoln (v) on a.

In addition to bass vocalist Earl Baker, all tracks feature a chorus of additional unknown singers. Possibly students at Manhattan School of Music (see Donald Byrd Blue Note session of January 12, 1963).

Selections must have been edited for release on 45 rpm single.


Date: ca. 1963
Label: [private recording]

Max Roach (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Ronnie Mathews (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Six Bits Blues  (Max Roach)
     Think CD: — Kyonetsu No Kisetsu   

More information needed on other titles, composers, timings, as well as recording details. Issued on a Japanese Think label 2-CD set combined with other Japanese music for the film "Kyonetsu No Kisetsu" and unrelated material.


Date: January 1964
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Magnetic

Max Roach (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Who Will Buy?  (Lionel Bart)
b.   Driva' Man  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
c.   Tears For Johannesburg  (Max Roach)
All titles on:      Magnetic CD: MRCD 110 — Max Roach   

Date: January 14, 1964
Location: Odd Fellows Palaeet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: Magnetic

Max Roach (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Driva' Man  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.   Tears For Johannesburg  (Max Roach)
c.   Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace  (Max Roach)
d.   All Africa  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
e.   Freedom Day [aka Liberté]  (Oscar Brown, Jr., Max Roach)
All titles on:      Magnetic CD: MRCD 110 — Max Roach   

Clifford Jordan (ts) on a-b, d-e; Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (p) on a-b, d-e; Eddie Khan (b) on a-b, d-e.


Date: January 18, 1964
Location: Radio Bremen Großer Sendesaal, Bremen, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Max Roach (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   The Highest Mountain - 17:53  (Clifford Jordan)
b.02   [unknown title] - 7:05  (Composer Unknown)
c.03   For Big Sid - 5:13  (Max Roach)
     Yes To Jazz LP 12": 10042 — Max Roach Again! Vol. 2   (1985)
     Blue Jazz CD: BJ 007 CD — Max Roach Quintet Live   
d.04   Jordu - 7:04  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
e.05   Sophisticated Lady - 6:09  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
f.07   Who Will Buy? - 2:38  (Lionel Bart)
     Yes To Jazz LP 12": 10042 — Max Roach Again! Vol. 2   (1985)
     Blue Jazz CD: BJ 007 CD — Max Roach Quintet Live   
g.08   Love For Sale - 3:58  (Cole Porter)
     Yes To Jazz LP 12": 10042 — Max Roach Again! Vol. 2   (1985)
     Blue Jazz CD: BJ 007 CD — Max Roach Quintet Live   
h.09   Lonesome Lover - 4:16  (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)

Clifford Jordan (ts) on a, e, h; Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (p) on a-b, e-h; Eddie Khan (b) on a-b, d-h; Max Roach (d) on a, c-h; Abbey Lincoln (v) on f-h.

"Lonesome Lover" erroneously listed as "Long As You're Living" in some sources. "Who Will Buy" erroneously listed as "Who Will You Buy" in some sources.

Sometimes listed as from Paris, France. Date may be February 12, 1964. Further confirmation needed.

b. may be titled "Siciliana" (incorrectly listed as "Ceciliana") - confirmation needed.


Date: July 4, 1964
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Freebody Park, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Max Roach (ldr), Clifford Jordan (ts), Lonnie Liston Smith (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Long As You're Living - 10:45  (Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.02   Driva' Man - 7:35  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
c.03   Tears For Johannesburg - 9:32  (Max Roach)
d.04   Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace - 4:21  (Max Roach)
e.05   All Africa - 9:13  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
f.06   Freedom Day [aka Liberté] - 2:20  (Oscar Brown, Jr., Max Roach)

Spoken comments (0:11) precede the first selection.


Date: April 27, 1968
Location: Rome, Italy
Label: [radio broadcast]

Max Roach (ldr), Steve Lacy (ss), Franco D'Andrea (p), Giovanni Tommaso (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   When Malindy Sings - 4:00  (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.   Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace - 4:20  (Max Roach)
c.   For Big Sid - 2:30  (Max Roach)
d.   Drums Unlimited - 3:00  (Max Roach)
e.   Drums In Five - 3:55  (Max Roach)
f.   The Profit - 7:55  (Max Roach)
g.   Prelude - 2:45  (Max Roach)
All titles on:      Joker LP 12": UPS 2056KR — Sounds As A Roach   
     Lotus LP 12": LOP 14-075 — Sounds As A Roach   (1980)
     Pass Port LP 12": LP PSS 11.117 — Sounds As A Roach   (1980)
     Crown CD: R 347281-J??? — Sounds As A Roach   
     91 Vintage CD: CRCJ 10008 — Sounds As A Roach   

Steve Lacy (ss) on a, f; Franco D'Andrea (p) on a, f-g; Giovanni Tommaso (b) on a, f-g; Abbey Lincoln (v) on a-b, f-g.

Issues incorrectly give location of Oslo, Norway and personnel including Steve Kuhn and Red Mitchell.


Date: May 1968
Location: Oslo, Norway
Label: [radio broadcast]

Max Roach (ldr), Steve Lacy (ss), Franco D'Andrea (p), Giovanni Tommaso (b), Max Roach (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Patty Pat  (Max Roach)
b.   'Round Midnight - 10:30  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
Both titles on:      Joker LP 12": UPS 2056KR — Sounds As A Roach   
     Lotus LP 12": LOP 14-075 — Sounds As A Roach   (1980)
     Pass Port LP 12": LP PSS 11.117 — Sounds As A Roach   (1980)
     Crown CD: R 347281-J??? — Sounds As A Roach   
     91 Vintage CD: CRCJ 10008 — Sounds As A Roach   

a, b performed as medley.

Personnel needs confirmation. Additional personnel (big band, possibly of Scandinavian musicians).

"'Round Midnight" listed as "Midnight Variations".


Date: April 7, 1971
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic

Max Roach (ldr), Billy Harper (ts), Cecil Bridgewater (t), George Cables (p), Eddie Mathias (eb), Max Roach (d), Ralph MacDonald (per), Ruby McClure, Dorothy White, J. C. White (v)

a.21899   Troubled Waters - 7:00  (Traditional) / arr: Abbey Lincoln, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
b.21900   Go Down, Moses - 6:50  (Traditional) / arr: Max Roach
c.21901   Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - 7:21  (Traditional) / arr: Max Roach
d.21902   Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) - 5:48  (Traditional) / arr: William Bell, Max Roach
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 1587 — Lift Every Voice And Sing   (1971)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8516 — Lift Every Voice And Sing   (1998)

Additional unnamed vocalists (22 total) known as the J.C. White Singers.

b. listed as Let Thy People Go on issues.


Date: ca. 1973
Location: Dug, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Elec Records Co. Ltd.

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Hiromasa Suzuki (p), Kunimitsu Inaba (b), Tetsujiro Obara (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.a-01   Caged Bird - 1:27  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.a-02   Somos Novios (Imposible) - 4:40  (Armando Manzanero)
c.a-03   My Way [aka Comme D'Habitude] - 5:23  (Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault, Paul Anka)
d.a-04   Japanese Dream - 3:34  (Clifford Jordan)
e.a-05   Rainbow - 5:20  (Melba Liston, Abbey Lincoln)
f.b-01   When Malindy Sings - 4:40  (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
g.b-02   Driva' Man - 2:31  (Max Roach, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
h.b-03   Misty - 3:35  (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
i.b-04   Mean To Me - 4:35  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
j.b-05   Caged Bird - 4:40  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Elec Records Co. Ltd. LP 12": KV 101 — Abbey Lincoln In Misty   

Date unknown, possibly from around the time of June 23, 1973 recording in Tokyo.

Location uncertain. Titles and composers need confirmation.


Date: June 23, 1973
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Label: Philips

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Dave Liebman (f, ss, ts), Hiromasa Suzuki (p), Kunimitsu Inaba (b), Al Foster (d), James Mtume Foreman (cga), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.a-01   You And Me Love - 4:25  (Abbey Lincoln, Johnny Rotella)
b.a-02   Natas (Playmate) - 2:28  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.a-03   Dorian (The Man With The Magic) - 4:33  (Ronnie Mathews, Abbey Lincoln)
d.a-04   Africa [lyric version] - 7:08  (John Coltrane, Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
e.b-01   People In Me - 4:53  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.b-02   Living Room - 5:18  (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)
g.b-03   Kojo No Tsuki [aka Japanese Folk Song] - 3:26  (Rentato Taki, Bansui Tsuchii, Abbey Lincoln)
h.b-04   Naturally - 4:39  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Philips LP 12": 5100 — People In Me   (1973)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 6040 — People In Me   (1978)
     Verve CD: 314 514 626-2 — People In Me   (1993)

James Mtume Foreman (cga) on d-e.


Date: January 24, 1980
Location: Vera, Gröningen, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Wayne Wright (p), John Duke (b), Doug Sides (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.I - 01   Painted Lady - 4:40  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.I - 02   Long As You're Living - 4:51  (Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
c.I - 03   Throw It Away - 5:16  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.I - 04   When Malindy Sings - 8:53  (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
e.I - 05   Somos Novios (Imposible) - 6:07  (Armando Manzanero)
f.I - 06   Living Room - 5:46  (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)
g.I - 07   God Bless The Child - 7:19  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
h.I - 08   Caged Bird - 3:28  (Abbey Lincoln)
i.II - 01   Sophisticated Lady  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
j.II - 02   There Are Such Things - 10:42  (Stanley Adams, Abel Baer, George W. Meyer)
k.II - 03   Talking To The Sun - 5:45  (Abbey Lincoln)
l.II - 04   What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - 6:49  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
m.II - 05   Story Of My Father - 8:52  (Abbey Lincoln)
n.II - 06   Live For Life - 8:18  (Francis Lai, Pierre Barouh, Norman Gimbel)
o.II - 07   Mendacity - 2:38  (Max Roach, Chips Bayen)
p.II - 08   Little Girl Blue - 2:49  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)

i, j performed as medley.

h, p are incomplete on only known source.


Date: February 4, 1980
Location: Paris, France
Label: Blue Marge

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Archie Shepp (ss, ts), Roy Burrowes (t), Hilton Ruiz (p), Jack Gregg (b), Freddie Waits (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.a-01   Sophisticated Lady - 7:45  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
b.a-02   Golden Lady - 9:30  (Stevie Wonder)
c.a-03   Painted Lady - 5:15  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.b-01   Throw It Away - 6:35  (Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
e.b-02   What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - 9:30  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
f.b-03   Caged Bird - 6:15  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Blue Marge LP 12": 1003 — Painted Lady   
     ITM LP 12": 0022 — Painted Lady   
     Inner City LP 12": IC 1117 — Golden Lady   (1981)
     ITM CD: 1422 — Painted Lady   

Roy Burrowes (t) on a-d, f.


Date: December 15, 1980
Location: Sage & Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Muse

Cedar Walton (ldr), Bob Berg (ts), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Billy Higgins (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.a-01   The Maestro - 4:38  (Cedar Walton)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.a-02   Rhythm-a-ning - 6:30  (Thelonious Monk)
c.a-03   Not In Love - 3:30  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.a-04   Sabia [aka Song Of The Sabia] - 6:22  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Norman Gimbel)
e.b-01   In A Sentimental Mood - 6:50  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
f.b-02   Blue Monk - 4:49  (Thelonious Monk)
g.b-03   Castles - 4:48  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.b-04   On The Trail - 3:40  (Ferde Grofe)
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5244 — The Maestro   
     Muse CD: MCD 6008 — The Maestro   
     32 Jazz CD: 32197 — The Maestro   (2000)

Bob Berg (ts) on a-b, d-g; Abbey Lincoln (v) on a, c, e, g.


Date: January 9, 1982
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), James Weidman (p), Billy Johnson (b), Mark Johnson (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Monkery's The Blues [lyric version of Blue Monk]  (Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln)
b.   Caged Bird  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   People On The Street  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.   God Bless The Child  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
e.   Sophisticated Lady  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
f.   In A Sentimental Mood  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
g.   The Maestro  (Cedar Walton)

Date: July 1982
Location: Den Haag, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Archie Shepp (ts), Mal Waldron (p), Santi Debriano (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.03   God Bless The Child - 6:32  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
b.04   You're My Thrill - 7:38  (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney)
c.05   When Malindy Sings - 9:05  (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Oscar Brown, Jr.)

Two additional selections without Lincoln: 01 (19:17) and 02 (6:46).


Date: November 1983
Location: Classic Sound, New York City
Label: Enja

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Steve Coleman (as), James Weidman (p), Billy Johnson (b), Mark Johnson (d), Jerry Gonzalez (per), Arlene Knox, Abbey Lincoln, Bemshee Shirer, Naima Williams (v)

a.01   The River - 4:57  (Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.02   Whistling Away The Dark - 4:29  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
c.03   Talking To The Sun - 5:44  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   You And I - 3:55  (Stevie Wonder)
e.05   People On The Street - 5:53  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   You're My Thrill - 5:59  (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney)
g.07   Prelude  (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
h.07   A Wedding Song - 8:25  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Enja LP 12": 4060 — Talking To The Sun   
     Enja CD: R2 79635 — Talking To The Sun   (1990)

g, h performed as medley.


Date: July 29, 1984
Location: Peppermint Lounge, Orange, NJ
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), James Weidman (p), Billy Johnson (b), Mark Johnson (d), Abbey Lincoln, Bemshee Shirer, Cassandra Wilson (v)

a.I - 01   Sophisticated Lady  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
b.I - 02   In A Sentimental Mood  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
c.I - 03   Throw It Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.I - 04   God Bless The Child  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
e.I - 05   Talking To The Sun  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.I - 06   Little B's Poem [lyric version]  (Bobby Hutcherson, Doug Carn)
g.I - 07   Caged Bird  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.II - 01   You're My Thrill  (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney)
i.II - 02   How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
j.II - 03   People On The Street  (Abbey Lincoln)
k.II - 04   Painted Lady  (Abbey Lincoln)
l.II - 05   Straight Ahead  (Mal Waldron, Earl Baker, Abbey Lincoln)
m.II - 06   Living Room  (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)
n.II - 07   Ah-Leu-Cha  (Charlie Parker)
o.II - 08   Prelude  (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
p.II - 09   A Wedding Song  (Abbey Lincoln)
q.II - 10   What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
r.II - 11   I Got Thunder (And It Rings)  (Abbey Lincoln)
s.II - 12   The River  (Abbey Lincoln)

o, p performed as medley.

Abbey Lincoln (v) on a-e, g-m, o-s.

Broadcast on WBGO-FM.


Date: August 16, 1986
Location: Peppermint Lounge, Orange, NJ
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), James Weidman (p), Billy Johnson (b), Mark Johnson (d), Abbey Lincoln, Bemshee Shirer, Cassandra Wilson (v)

a.01   The River  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Whistling Away The Dark  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
c.03   Sophisticated Lady  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
d.04   In A Sentimental Mood  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
e.05   Throw It Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   God Bless The Child  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
g.07   Talking To The Sun  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.08   Golden Lady  (Stevie Wonder)

c, d performed as medley.

Bemshee Shirer (v) on a-b, e, g-h; Cassandra Wilson (v) on a-b, e, g-h.

Broadcast on WBGO-FM. Accompanying musicians unknown.


Date: November 6 & 7, 1987
Location: Universal Jazz Coalition, New York City
Label: Enja

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Harold Vick (ts), James Weidman (p), Tarik Shah (b), Mark Johnson (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   What A Little Moonlight Can Do - 3:07  (Harry M. Woods)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
b.02   I Only Have Eyes For You - 2:45  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
c.03   Gloomy Sunday - 5:04  (Laszlo Javor, Sam M. Lewis, Rezso Seress)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
d.04   Crazy He Calls Me - 4:17  (Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
e.05   Strange Fruit - 4:55  (Abel Meeropol [aka Lewis Allan])
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
f.06   Lover Man - 5:40  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
g.07   These Foolish Things - 4:31  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
h.08   I'll Be Seeing You - 5:06  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
i.09   Soul Eyes - 10:06  (Mal Waldron)
     Enja LP 12": 6012 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
j.10   Ill Wind - 9:02  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Enja CD: 6012-2 — Abbey Sings Billie   
     Enja CD: R2 79633 — Abbey Sings Billie   (1989)
k.11   Gimme A Pigfoot - 6:59
     Enja CD: ENJ 7037 2 — Abbey Sings Billie, vol. 2   (1992)
l.12   No More - 6:59  (Toots Camarata, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
     Enja CD: ENJ 7037 2 — Abbey Sings Billie, vol. 2   (1992)
m.13   God Bless The Child - 5:23  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
     Enja CD: ENJ 7037 2 — Abbey Sings Billie, vol. 2   (1992)
n.14   Don't Explain - 6:23  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
     Enja CD: ENJ 7037 2 — Abbey Sings Billie, vol. 2   (1992)
o.15   For Heaven's Sake - 5:29  (Elise Bretton, Sherwin Edwards, Don Meyer)
     Enja CD: ENJ 7037 2 — Abbey Sings Billie, vol. 2   (1992)
p.16   Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - 3:21  (Sidney Clare, Sam Stept)
     Enja CD: ENJ 7037 2 — Abbey Sings Billie, vol. 2   (1992)
q.17   For All We Know - 5:37  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
     Enja CD: ENJ 7037 2 — Abbey Sings Billie, vol. 2   (1992)

Abbey Lincoln (v) on a-h, k-q.


Date: ca. 1989
Label: Novus

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Geri Allen (p), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   For All We Know - 4:58  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)
     Novus LP 12": 3077-1-N — Drugstore Cowboy (soundtrack)   (1989)

Date unknown - 1989 is issue date.


Date: August 4, 1989
Location: Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath (ts), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Rhythm section unknown. Part of the Classical Jazz at Lincoln Center series, the concert was titled "A Billie Holiday Remembrance - Ladies and Tenors."


Date: ca. 1990
Location: Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Verve

Steve Williamson (ldr), Steve Williamson (ts), David Gilmore (g), Julian Joseph (p), Lonnie Plaxico (b), Mark Mondésir (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   A Waltz For Grace - 4:15  (Steve Williamson, Abbey Lincoln)
     Verve CD: 843 088-2 — A Waltz For Grace   (1990)

Date unknown - 1990 is issue date.


Date: February 21 & 22, 1990
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Jerry Dodgion, Jackie McLean (as), Clark Terry (t, fh), Alain Jean-Marie (p), Charlie Haden (b), Billy Higgins (d), Abbey Lincoln (v), Ron Carter (con)

a.01   The World Is Falling Down - 6:20  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Ron Carter
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.02   First Song (For Ruth) - 6:29  (Charlie Haden, Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
c.03   You Must Believe In Spring - 5:58  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Ron Carter
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
d.04   I Got Thunder (And It Rings) - 5:47  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Ron Carter
e.05   How High The Moon - 7:31  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis) / arr: Ron Carter
f.06   When Love Was You And Me [lyric version of The Summary] - 5:47  (Thad Jones, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Ron Carter
g.07   Hi-Fly [lyric version] - 6:34  (Randy Weston, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Ron Carter
h.08   Live For Life - 4:50  (Francis Lai, Pierre Barouh, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Ron Carter
All titles on:      Verve CD: 843 476-2 — The World Is Falling Down   (1990)

Jerry Dodgion (as) on a-e, g-h; Clark Terry (t) on a-b, d; (fh) on b-c, e, g-h.

Additional recording done at Clinton Recording Studios on February 27, 1990. Jerry Dodgion confirms that this final day was for the overdubbed solos of Jackie McLean who was not present for the earlier sessions.

Jerry Dodgion plays only ensemble saxophone, no solos.

Lincoln sings both French and English lyrics for "How High the Moon."


Date: July 18, 1990
Location: Fat Tuesday's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), James Weidman (p), Tarik Shah (b), Mark Johnson (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   The Heel  (Willard Robison, Léo Ferré, Lee Wilson)
b.02   Ten Cents A Dance  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c.03   Hi-Fly [lyric version]  (Randy Weston, Jon Hendricks)
d.04   Live For Life  (Francis Lai, Pierre Barouh, Norman Gimbel)
e.05   For Heaven's Sake  (Elise Bretton, Sherwin Edwards, Don Meyer)

Date: September 5 & 6, 1990
Location: BMG Studios, New York City
Label: Antilles

Frank Morgan (ldr), Frank Morgan (ss, as), Roy Hargrove (t, fh), George Cables (p), David Williams (b), Lewis Nash (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   When You Wish Upon A Star - 2:02  (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington)
b.02   Footprints - 6:57  (Wayne Shorter)
c.03   Ten Cents A Dance - 5:22  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Verve CD: 314 533 827-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Frank Morgan   (1997)
d.04   Everything Happens To Me - 7:04  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
e.05   Helen's Song - 6:25  (George Cables)
     Verve CD: 314 533 827-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Frank Morgan   (1997)
f.06   Pannonica - 9:07  (Thelonious Monk)
g.07   Wholly Earth - 5:16  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.08   A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing - 7:16  (Billy Strayhorn)
i.09   Lullaby - 4:39  (George Cables)
     Verve CD: 314 533 827-2 — Jazz 'Round Midnight: Frank Morgan   (1997)
All titles on:      Antilles CD: 422 848 213-2 — A Lovesome Thing   (1991)

Frank Morgan (ss) on c; (as) on a-b, d-i; Roy Hargrove (t) on b, e; (fh) on d; Abbey Lincoln (v) on c, g.

CD issue incorrectly credits "Everything Happens To Me" to Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael.


Date: February 25 & 26, 1991
Location: BMG Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), Hank Jones (p), Charlie Haden (b), Mark Johnson (d), Maxine Roach (vl), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Bird Alone - 8:33  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln, Randolph Noel
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.02   I'm In Love - 6:11  (Joan Griffin) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
c.03   You Gotta Pay The Band - 4:47  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
d.04   Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? - 6:45  (Jay Gorney, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
e.05   You Made Me Funny - 3:00  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   And How I Hoped For Your Love - 3:35  (Abbey Lincoln, R. B. Lynch) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
g.07   When I'm Called Home - 5:24  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
h.08   Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams - 6:26  (Johnny Mandel, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
i.09   Up Jumped Spring [lyric version] - 4:35  (Freddie Hubbard, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
j.10   A Time For Love - 8:40  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Abbey Lincoln, Randolph Noel
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 511 110-2 — You Gotta Pay The Band   (1991)

Stan Getz (ts) on a-d, f-j; Hank Jones (p) on a-d, f-j; Mark Johnson (d) on a-d, f-j; Maxine Roach (vl) on a, j.

Video footage from these sessions also appears in the documentary film "You Gotta Pay The Band."


Date: August 7, 1991
Location: Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Wynton Marsalis (t), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Billy Higgins (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   How High The Moon - 9:35  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
b.   The World Is Falling Down  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   The Maestro - 6:35  (Cedar Walton)
d.   Bird Alone - 7:24  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.   Wholly Earth - 6:05  (Abbey Lincoln)

Portions of this concert known as "Two Divas Of Jazz" (with Shirley Horn) broadcast on Jazz From Lincoln Center.

Additional unknown selections.


Date: October 29, 1991
Location: Condon's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   I Got Thunder (And It Rings)  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   You Gotta Pay The Band  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?  (Jay Gorney, E. Y. Harburg)
d.04   You Made Me Funny  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.05   When Love Was You And Me [lyric version of The Summary]  (Thad Jones, Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
g.07   When I'm Called Home  (Abbey Lincoln)

Date: October 31, 1991
Location: Condon's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   I Got Thunder (And It Rings)  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   You Gotta Pay The Band  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?  (Jay Gorney, E. Y. Harburg)
d.04   You Made Me Funny  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.05   When Love Was You And Me [lyric version of The Summary]  (Thad Jones, Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
g.07   The World Is Falling Down  (Abbey Lincoln)

Date: February 24 & 25, 1992
Location: BMG Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Stanley Turrentine (ts), J. J. Johnson (tb), Rodney Kendrick (p), Marcus McLaurine (b), Yoron Israel, Grady Tate (d), Babatunde Olatunji, Kehinde O'Uhuru, Sulé O'Uhuru, Gordy Ryan (per), Maxine Roach (vl), Abbey Lincoln, The Noel Singers, Cleotha Staple, Mavis Staple, Roebuck 'Pops' Staple (v), Randolph Noel (con)

a.01   Rainbow - 4:44  (Melba Liston, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln, Randolph Noel
b.02   Evalina Coffey (The Legend Of) - 7:06  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
c.03   Story Of My Father - 5:31  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
d.04   A Child Is Born - 6:22  (Thad Jones, Alec Wilder) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
e.05   People In Me - 6:15  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Randolph Noel
f.06   A Circle Of Love - 5:57  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln, Randolph Noel
g.07   Jungle Queen - 6:12  (Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
h.08   The Merry Dancer - 7:52  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
i.09   Devil's Got Your Tongue - 5:52  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
j.10   Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year - 7:49  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
k.11   The Music Is The Magic - 5:49  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 513 574-2 — Devil's Got Your Tongue   (1992)

Stanley Turrentine (ts) on e, h, j-k; J. J. Johnson (tb) on b, d, j; Yoron Israel (d) on a, e-i; Grady Tate (d) on b-d, j-k; Babatunde Olatunji (per) on g; Kehinde O'Uhuru (per) on g; Sulé O'Uhuru (per) on g; Gordy Ryan (per) on g; Maxine Roach (vl) on b, f; The Noel Singers (v) on a, e-f; Cleotha Staple (v) on c, k; Mavis Staple (v) on c, k; Roebuck 'Pops' Staple (v) on c, k; Randolph Noel (con) on a, e-f.

Olatunji plays ngoma, djembe, ashiko, and sekere drums. Kehinde O'Uhuru plays ashiko drum. Sule O'Uhuru plays djembe drum and agogo bells. Gordy Ryan plays jun-jun drums.

The Noel Singers is a children's choir including: Ivan Archer, Giselle Brown, Queinton Caesar, Ronnie David, Shelby Ellis, Daylene Hunt, Clevie Jordan, Marie Leveque, Lucila Martinez, Jason Moses, Gregory Norman, Leigh-Ann Padmore, Aleata Prince, Natasha Reeves, Tiffany Rivera, Linda Sanchez, Joann Santiago, Sherrille Shabazz, Chante Slater, Karen Thompson, Teddy Turrene, Merlene West, Tasha Woodward.


Date: March 20, 1992
Location: Condon's, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   The Music Is The Magic  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Ten Cents A Dance  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c.03   Throw It Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
e.05   Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?  (Jay Gorney, E. Y. Harburg)
f.06   I'm In Love  (Joan Griffin)
g.07   Evalina Coffey (The Legend Of)  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.08   The World Is Falling Down  (Abbey Lincoln)

Date: July 5, 1992
Location: Theaterhaus, Jazzgipfel, Stuttgart, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Billy Johnson (b), Mark Johnson (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   The Music Is The Magic - 10:21  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Bird Alone - 6:30  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Throw It Away - 8:24  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   I'm In Love - 5:20  (Joan Griffin)
e.05   You Gotta Pay The Band - 5:52  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   The Nearness Of You - 3:19  (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
g.07   Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? - 5:47  (Jay Gorney, E. Y. Harburg)
h.08   Rhythm-a-ning - 6:27  (Thelonious Monk)
i.09   The World Is Falling Down - 6:09  (Abbey Lincoln)
j.10   For Heaven's Sake - 3:16  (Elise Bretton, Sherwin Edwards, Don Meyer)
k.11   Wholly Earth - 9:39  (Abbey Lincoln)
l.12   Tender As A Rose - 3:34  (Phil Moore)

Rodney Kendrick (p) on a-k; Billy Johnson (b) on a-k; Mark Johnson (d) on a-k; Abbey Lincoln (v) on a-g, i-l.


Date: October 4-6, 1992
Location: Studio Davout, Paris, France
Label: Verve

Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Hank Jones (p), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   A Part Of Me  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.01   There Are Such Things - 4:35  (Stanley Adams, Abel Baer, George W. Meyer)
c.02   When There Is Love - 4:43  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.03   Black Butterfly - 3:26  (Duke Ellington, Ben Carruthers, Irving Mills)
e.04   Angel Face - 5:36  (Coleman Hawkins, Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln)
f.05   The Nearness Of You - 5:38  (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
g.06   Can't Help Singing - 2:31  (Jerome Kern, E. Y. Harburg)
h.07   Close Your Eyes - 3:06  (Bernice Petkere)
i.08   I Should Care - 5:45  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
j.09   You Came A Long Way From St. Louis - 3:55  (John Benson Brooks, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
k.10   C'est Si Bon - 5:43  (Henry Betti, Andre Hornez, Jerry Seelen)
l.11   Jitterbug Waltz - 3:16  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
m.12   Time After Time - 4:33  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
n.13   You Won't Forget Me - 5:12  (Kermit Goell, Fred Spielman)
o.14   First Came A Woman - 5:41  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 519 697-2 — When There Is Love   (1993)

a, b performed as medley.


Date: October 18, 1992
Location: Fat Tuesdays, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Up Jumped Spring [lyric version]  (Freddie Hubbard, Abbey Lincoln)
b.   I Got Thunder (And It Rings)  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   The Merry Dancer  (Abbey Lincoln)

Among several additional unknown selections is the opening piece by trio only.


Date: November 22, 1992
Location: Monmouth County Library, Shrewsbury, NJ
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Bird Alone  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.   People In Me  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   Devil's Got Your Tongue  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.   Throw It Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.   The Merry Dancer  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.   Evalina Coffey (The Legend Of)  (Abbey Lincoln)

There may be additional unknown selections.


Date: 1993
Location: Sweet Basil, New York City
Label: ITM

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie (b), Yoron Israel (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   The Music Is The Magic  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Bird Alone  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Throw It Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
e.05   Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?  (Jay Gorney, E. Y. Harburg)
f.07   Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year  (Frank Loesser)
g.08   Wholly Earth  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      ITM CD: 1489 — Music Is The Magic   

Introduction of the band precedes the penultimate selection.


Date: March 29, 1993
Location: Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Mark Helias (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Videotape held at Schomburg Center. Part of A Women's Jazz Festival.


Date: July 3, 1993
Location: Skeppsholmen Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   The Music Is The Magic  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.   Throw It Away - 8:00  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   Bird Alone - 6:00  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.   In The Red - 6:30  (Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Chips Bayen)
e.   Monkery's The Blues [lyric version of Blue Monk] - 6:30  (Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln)
f.   Long As You're Living - 8:00  (Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine, Oscar Brown, Jr.)

Timings are approximate.


Date: July 4, 1993
Location: Montreux Jazz Festival - New Q's, Montreux, Switzerland
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Long As You're Living - 7:26  (Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
b.02   Throw It Away - 7:31  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   The World Is Falling Down - 5:09  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   Warm Valley - 6:10  (Duke Ellington)
e.05   In The Red - 6:03  (Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Chips Bayen)
f.06   Monkery's The Blues [lyric version of Blue Monk] - 5:47  (Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln)
g.07   How High The Moon - 9:56  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
h.08   The Music Is The Magic - 13:57  (Abbey Lincoln)
i.09   Down Here Below - 9:34  (Abbey Lincoln)

Date: August 19-21, 1993
Location: Power Station, New York City
Label: Verve

Bheki Mseleku (ldr), Bheki Mseleku (ts, p), Michael Bowie (b), Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Through The Years - 5:15  (Bheki Mseleku, Abbey Lincoln)
     Verve CD: 314 521 306-2 — Timelessness   (1994)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)

Date: March 7, 1994
Location: Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie (b), Alvester Garnett (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Videotape held at the Schomburg Center. Part of A Women's Jazz Festival.


Date: April 6, 1994
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: Verve

J. J. Johnson (tb), Hank Jones (p), Charlie Haden (b), Al Foster (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   I Must Have That Man - 4:22  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Verve CD: 314 523 150-2 — Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters   (1994)

Video also exists.


Date: May 29, August 29, November 7 & 8, 1994
Location: Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Julien Lourau (ss, ts), Roy Hargrove (t), Pat Metheny (g), Lucky Peterson (g, v), Kenny Barron, Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie, Charlie Haden, Christian McBride (b), Victor Lewis (d), Sandra Billingslea, Pierre Blanchard, Vincent Pagliarin (vn), Frédéric Fymard (vl), Anne-Gaelle Bisquay, Marc Gilet, John Robinson (vc), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Throw It Away - 5:41  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Laurent Cugny, Abbey Lincoln
b.02   A Turtle's Dream - 6:28  (Abbey Lincoln, Laurent Cugny) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
c.03   Down Here Below - 8:48  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln, Randolph Noel
d.04   Nature Boy - 5:04  (Eden Ahbez) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
e.05   Avec Le Temps - 5:38  (Léo Ferré) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
f.06   Should've Been - 7:57  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
g.07   My Love Is You - 5:43  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
h.08   Storywise - 4:21  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
i.09   Hey, Lordy Mama - 7:13  (Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
j.10   Not To Worry - 5:46  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
k.11   Being Me - 6:17  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Abbey Lincoln
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 527 382-2 — A Turtle's Dream   (1995)

Julien Lourau (ss) on j; (ts) on b, d, g-h; Roy Hargrove (t) on d, h; Pat Metheny (g) on a, e-f, k; Lucky Peterson (g) on i; (v) on i; Kenny Barron (p) on c, k; Rodney Kendrick (p) on a-b, d-j; Michael Bowie (b) on g, i; Charlie Haden (b) on a-c, e-f, h, j-k; Christian McBride (b) on d, h; Sandra Billingslea (vn) on c; Pierre Blanchard (vn) on a; Vincent Pagliarin (vn) on a; Frédéric Fymard (vl) on a; Anne-Gaelle Bisquay (vc) on a; Marc Gilet (vc) on a; John Robinson (vc) on c.

One additional recording session at Ferber Studio, Paris, France on December 22, 1994. Laurent Cugny confirms that this was the overdubbing of the string quintet he arranged and conducted. Lincoln was not present.

Metheny overdubs electric guitar on "Avec Le Temps" and also plays acoustic guitar on this and on "Throw It Away" but electric guitar otherwise.


Date: ca. 1996
Location: BET Jazz Central Station TV
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b), Carter Beauford (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Who Used To Dance - 7:42  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Throw It Away - 5:55  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   I Should Care - 6:55  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
d.04   I Got Thunder (And It Rings) - 5:35  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.05   A Turtle's Dream - 6:12  (Abbey Lincoln, Laurent Cugny)
f.06   Down Here Below - 3:46  (Abbey Lincoln)

Date unknown - broadcast on BET in 1997.

Before first, third, and final selections are brief interview segments (1:00, 1:45, 2:40) by Lincoln with host Ramsey Lewis.

Final selection is incomplete and includes audio and visual credits.


Date: ca. 1996
Label: Verve

Jesse Davis (as), Ron Blake (ts), Nicholas Payton (t), Roy Hargrove (fh), Mark Whitfield (g), Stephen Scott (p), Christian McBride (b), Billy Drummond (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Christmas Cheer - 4:53  (Abbey Lincoln, R. B. Lynch)
b.   This Christmas - 4:42  (Donny Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor)
Both titles on:      Verve CD: 314 531 960-2 — Jazz For Joy - A Verve Christmas Album   (1996)

Date: April 6 & 7, 1996
Location: Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Riley T. Bandy III, Steve Coleman, Oliver Lake, Frank Morgan, Justin Robinson (as), Graham Haynes (c), Marc Cary, Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie, John Ormond (b), Turu Alexander, Alvester Garnett (d), Aaron Walker (d, per), Bazzi Bartholomew Gray, Arthur Green, Abbey Lincoln (v), Savion Glover (dnc)

a.01   Love Has Gone Away - 7:35  (Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.02   Who Used To Dance - 9:40  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Love Lament - 7:11  (R. B. Lynch)
d.05   When Autumn Sings - 4:08  (R. B. Lynch)
e.06   Love What You Doin' - 8:26  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Randolph Noel
f.07   Street Of Dreams - 6:33  (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)
g.08   I Sing A Song - 5:48  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.09   The River - 4:59  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 533 559-2 — Who Used To Dance   (1997)

Riley T. Bandy III (as) on e, g; Steve Coleman (as) on a, e-f; Oliver Lake (as) on e, h; Frank Morgan (as) on c-d; Justin Robinson (as) on h; Graham Haynes (c) on h; Marc Cary (p) on a-g; Rodney Kendrick (p) on h; Michael Bowie (b) on a-g; John Ormond (b) on h; Turu Alexander (d) on h; Alvester Garnett (d) on b, d-e; Aaron Walker (d) on a, c, f-g; (per) on b; Bazzi Bartholomew Gray (v) on h; Arthur Green (v) on h; Savion Glover (dnc) on b.


Date: May 19, 1996
Location: Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Julien Lourau (ts), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Mr. Tambourine Man - 6:53  (Bob Dylan)
     Verve CD: 314 533 559-2 — Who Used To Dance   (1997)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)

Date: June 20, 1996
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Personnel uncertain.

Date cannot be correct as Iridium featured Joe Henderson this week.


Date: July 14, 1996
Location: Jazzhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b, v), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Bird Alone - 7:10  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Throw It Away - 5:50  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Nature Boy - 5:55  (Eden Ahbez)
d.04   I Got Thunder (And It Rings) - 8:50  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.05   Down Here Below - 10:45  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   Hey, Lordy Mama - 7:52  (Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone)
g.07   I Should Care - 3:00  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
h.08   Mr. Tambourine Man - 10:15  (Bob Dylan)
i.09   Should've Been - 7:54  (Abbey Lincoln)
j.10   Jitterbug Waltz - 8:57  (Thomas 'Fats' Waller)
k.11   I'll Be Seeing You - 4:55  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
l.12   The Nearness Of You - 5:35  (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)

Michael Bowie (v) on f.

Timings do not include commentary by Lincoln and by broadcast announcer on Danish radio. Lincoln introduces personnel after the first selection and again after "I Should Care," which is incomplete on the broadcast.


Date: September 18, 1996
Location: Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (spk)

a.   [unknown title] - 58:00  (Composer Unknown)

This interview conducted by Cobi Narita and James Briggs Murray is part of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project and is held at the Schomburg Center.


Date: October 8, 1996
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Personnel uncertain.


Date: October 9, 1996
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Personnel uncertain.


Date: October 12, 1996
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Personnel uncertain.


Date: March 14, 1997
Location: Cleveland Museum Of Art, Cleveland, OH
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Michael Bowie (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Recorded by WCPN-FM.


Date: June 21, 1997
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Steve Kirby (b), Aaron Walker (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Bird Alone  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.   Throw It Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   Down Here Below  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.   Hey, Lordy Mama  (Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone)
e.   I Got Thunder (And It Rings)  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.   Love What You Doin'  (Abbey Lincoln)
g.   I Should Care  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
h.   Mr. Tambourine Man  (Bob Dylan)

Date: August 15-17, 1997
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Label: BMG

Mal Waldron (ldr), Mal Waldron (p), Reggie Workman (b), Andrew Cyrille (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Straight Ahead  (Mal Waldron, Earl Baker, Abbey Lincoln)
b.   God Bless The Child  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
Both titles on:      BMG CD: 74321-538872 — Soul Eyes   

Date: June 3-5, 1998
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Nicholas Payton (t, fh), Bobby Hutcherson (vib, mar), Marc Cary, James Hurt (p), Michael Bowie, John Ormond (b), Alvester Garnett (d), Daniel Moreno (per), Maggie Brown, Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   And It's Supposed To Be Love - 5:12  (Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.02   Midnight Sun - 7:23  (Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke)
c.03   Wholly Earth - 6:01  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   Look To The Star - 6:42  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.05   Another World - 9:13  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   Conversation With A Baby - 6:36  (Abbey Lincoln)
g.07   If I Only Had A Brain - 5:33  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
h.08   Another Time, Another Place - 7:13  (Benny Carter)
i.09   Caged Bird - 7:04  (Abbey Lincoln)
j.10   Learning How To Listen - 6:32  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 559 538-2 — Wholly Earth   (1999)

Nicholas Payton (t) on d; (fh) on h; Bobby Hutcherson (vib) on a-b, d-f, h-i; (mar) on a-b, d-f, h-i; Marc Cary (p) on b-h, j; James Hurt (p) on a, i; Michael Bowie (b) on a, i; John Ormond (b) on b-h, j; Daniel Moreno (per) on a, c, e-f, i; Maggie Brown (v) on a, i.


Date: July 23 & 24, 1998
Location: Kampo Audio/Video, New York City
Label: Grapeshot

Bob Moses (ldr), Jacques Schwartz Bart (ts), Rossen Zahariev (fh), Steve Kuhn (p), Chris Wood (b), Bob Moses (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   How Deep Is The Ocean - 5:16  (Irving Berlin)
     Grapeshot CD: ? — Nishoma   

Date: April 24, 1999
Location: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), John Ormond (b), Rodney Green (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Another World - 10:58  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   And It's Supposed To Be Love - 5:29  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Midnight Sun - 8:46  (Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke)
d.04   Wholly Earth - 7:42  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.05   Hey, Lordy Mama - 7:42  (Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone)
f.06   I Should Care - 7:46  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
g.07   Down Here Below - 10:11  (Abbey Lincoln)

Date: October 30, 1999
Location: Oosterpoort, Gröningen, Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), John Ormond (b), Jaz Sawyer (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Throw It Away - 9:22  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Down Here Below - 10:50  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Conversation With A Baby - 7:15  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   Mr. Tambourine Man - 10:02  (Bob Dylan)
e.05   I'll Be Seeing You - 8:35  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)

Date: ca. February 18, 2000
Location: Right Track Studio, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Joe Lovano (ts), Jerry Gonzalez (t), Kendra Shank (g), Brandon McCune (p), John Ormond (b), Jaz Sawyer (d), Jennifer Vincent (vc), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   When The Lights Go On Again - 5:53  (Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler, Bennie Benjamin)
b.02   Blackberry Blossoms - 4:08  (Traditional, Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Somos Novios (Imposible) - 6:11  (Armando Manzanero)
d.04   A Heart Is Not A Toy - 4:14  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.05   I Could Sing It For A Song - 4:20  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.06   I'm Not Supposed To Know - 3:59  (Abbey Lincoln)
g.07   The Windmills Of Your Mind - 5:03  (Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
h.08   Lucky To Be Me - 7:30  (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
i.09   What Will Tomorrow Bring - 6:27  (Abbey Lincoln)
All titles on:      Verve CD: 314 549 101-2 — Over The Years   (2000)

Joe Lovano (ts) on a-b, e-g, i; Jerry Gonzalez (t) on c, f; Kendra Shank (g) on b; Jennifer Vincent (vc) on a, i.

Date given as February 18-21, 2000.


Date: April 23, 2000
Location: BMG Studios, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   Tender As A Rose - 3:23  (Phil Moore)
     Verve CD: 314 549 101-2 — Over The Years   (2000)

Date: ca. September 2000
Location: Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Brandon McCune (p), John Ormond (b), Jaz Sawyer (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Throw It Away - 8:09  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Midnight Sun - 9:46  (Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke)
c.03   Wholly Earth - 8:33  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   Mr. Tambourine Man - 8:06  (Bob Dylan)

Date uncertain. Festival ran from September 1-4, 2000. Broadcast on NPR JazzSet.


Date: November 26, 2000
Location: St. Peter's Church, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Frank Owens (p), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   [unknown title]  (Composer Unknown)

Part of the memorial to Jeanne Lee titled "Jeanne's Dream Concert."


Date: March 7, 2002
Location: Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Joe Lovano (ss, ts), James Weidman (p), Michael Bowie (b), John Lampkin (d), Jennifer Vincent (vc), Abbey Lincoln, Stacie Precia, Bemshee Shirer (v)

a.   The World Is Falling Down  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.   Bird Alone  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   I Could Sing It For A Song  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.   Storywise  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.   Throw It Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.   When There Is Love  (Abbey Lincoln)
g.   People In Me  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.   Natas (Playmate)  (Abbey Lincoln)
i.   You Made Me Funny  (Abbey Lincoln)
j.   Down Here Below  (Abbey Lincoln)
k.   Evalina Coffey (The Legend Of)  (Abbey Lincoln)
l.   Not To Worry  (Abbey Lincoln)
m.   Look To The Star  (Abbey Lincoln)
n.   The Music Is The Magic  (Abbey Lincoln)
o.   The Nearness Of You  (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)

Jennifer Vincent (vc) on b, f-g, n; Stacie Precia (v) on g, n; Bemshee Shirer (v) on g, n.

Part of a three-day celebration titled "Abbey Lincoln: Over The Years - An Anthology Of Her Songs." Listing mostly taken from the Jazz At Lincoln Center promotional website - actual program varied. Reviews supplemented tunes and personnel. Confirmation needed on all information.


Date: March 8, 2002
Location: Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Steve Coleman (as), Rodney Kendrick (p), Michael Bowie (b), Alvester Garnett (d), Kahlil Kwame Bell (per), Abbey Lincoln, Stacie Precia, Bemshee Shirer (v)

a.   The River  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.   The Music Is The Magic  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   Love Has Gone Away  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.   Story Of My Father  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.   I Got Thunder (And It Rings)  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.   People On The Street  (Abbey Lincoln)
g.   And It's Supposed To Be Love  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.   Conversation With A Baby  (Abbey Lincoln)
i.   Talking To The Sun  (Abbey Lincoln)
j.   Caged Bird  (Abbey Lincoln)
k.   Being Me  (Abbey Lincoln)
l.   Another World  (Abbey Lincoln)
m.   You Gotta Pay The Band  (Abbey Lincoln)
n.   What Will Tomorrow Bring  (Abbey Lincoln)
o.   Devil's Got Your Tongue  (Abbey Lincoln)

Kahlil Kwame Bell (per) on b, m; Stacie Precia (v) on b, j; Bemshee Shirer (v) on b, j.

Part of a three-day celebration titled "Abbey Lincoln: Over The Years - An Anthology Of Her Songs." Listing mostly taken from the Jazz At Lincoln Center promotional website - actual program varied. Reviews supplemented tunes and personnel. Confirmation needed on all information.


Date: March 9, 2002
Location: Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Steve Coleman (as), Marc Cary (p), John Ormond (b), Jaz Sawyer (d), Kahlil Kwame Bell (per), Jennifer Vincent (vc), Freddy Cole, Abbey Lincoln, Stacie Precia, Bemshee Shirer (v), Savion Glover (dnc)

a.   Hey, Lordy Mama  (Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone)
b.   Jungle Queen  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.   Who Used To Dance  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.   My Love Is You  (Abbey Lincoln)
e.   First Came A Woman  (Abbey Lincoln)
f.   A Heart Is Not A Toy  (Abbey Lincoln)
g.   The Merry Dancer  (Abbey Lincoln)
h.   Love What You Doin'  (Abbey Lincoln)
i.   A Circle Of Love  (Abbey Lincoln)
j.   Should've Been  (Abbey Lincoln)
k.   I Sing A Song  (Abbey Lincoln)
l.   Wholly Earth  (Abbey Lincoln)
m.   When I'm Called Home  (Abbey Lincoln)
n.   Learning How To Listen  (Abbey Lincoln)
o.   The Music Is The Magic  (Abbey Lincoln)

Kahlil Kwame Bell (per) on a-b; Freddy Cole (v) on i-j; Stacie Precia (v) on a, o; Bemshee Shirer (v) on a, o; Savion Glover (dnc) on c.

Part of a three-day celebration titled "Abbey Lincoln: Over The Years - An Anthology Of Her Songs." Listing mostly taken from the Jazz At Lincoln Center promotional website - actual program varied. Reviews supplemented tunes and personnel. Confirmation needed on all information.


Date: May 10, 2002
Location: Abbey Lincoln's home, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Abbey Lincoln (spk)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Interview by Lara Pellegrinelli, filmed by Amanda MacBlane. Published in the American Music Center's e-magazine New Music Box in June 2002.


Date: July 12, 2002
Location: Mariahilferplatz, Graz, Austria
Label: [radio broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), John Ormond (b), Jaz Sawyer (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Wholly Earth - 6:48  (Abbey Lincoln)
b.02   Down Here Below - 9:59  (Abbey Lincoln)
c.03   Throw It Away - 5:10  (Abbey Lincoln)
d.04   Mr. Tambourine Man - 9:14  (Bob Dylan)
e.05   Hey, Lordy Mama - 7:39  (Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone)
f.06   I Should Care - 6:10  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
g.07   The Music Is The Magic - 6:28  (Abbey Lincoln)

Final selection fades to radio announcement on only known source.


Date: October 25, 2002
Location: San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Francisco, CA
Label: [private recording]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Hank Crawford (as), Abbey Lincoln, Jimmy Scott (v)

a.   [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Rhythm section unknown.


Date: November 25-27, 2002
Location: Sear Sound, New York City
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Susan Niedel-Palma, Susan Rotholv (f), James Spaulding (f, as), Steve Hartman (cl, bcl), Shari Hoffman (cl), Julien Lourau (ss, ts), Bob Carlisle, Dan Culpepper, Jeff Lang, Stewart Rose (frh), Kenny Barron (p), Ray Drummond (b), Jaz Sawyer (d), Sanford Allen, Jonathan Dinklege, Joyce Hammann, Ashley Horn, Regis Iandiorio, Pauline Kim, Belinda Whitney, Kristof Witek, Robin Zeh (vn), Ted Ackerman, Akua Dixon Turre, David Heiss, Ariane Lallemand, Richard Locker, Alexandra McKenzie, Kermit Moore (vc), Abbey Lincoln (v), Alan Broadbent, Laurent Cugny (con)

a.01   Skylark - 5:24  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Laurent Cugny
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.02   Love Is Made - 4:04  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Alan Broadbent
c.03   Chateau De Joux - 4:39  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Laurent Cugny
d.04   It's Me, O' Lord - 3:42  (Traditional, Abbey Lincoln)
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
e.05   They Call It Jazz - 5:15  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Alan Broadbent
f.06   Through The Years - 4:32  (Bheki Mseleku, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Laurent Cugny
g.07   Runnin' Wild - 3:52  (Leo Wood, A. Harrington Gibbs, Joe Grey)
h.08   The Maestro - 5:27  (Cedar Walton)
i.09   The Search - 5:31  (Robert Wooldridge) / arr: Alan Broadbent
j.10   Yellow Bird - 4:45  (Irving Burgie) / arr: Laurent Cugny
k.11   Can You Dig It - 5:41  (Abbey Lincoln, Darryl Wooldridge)
All titles on:      Verve CD: 440 038 171-2 — It's Me   (2003)

Susan Niedel-Palma (f) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Susan Rotholv (f) on a-c, e-f, i-j; James Spaulding (f) on f, h-j; (as) on e; Steve Hartman (cl) on a-c, e-f, i-j; (bcl) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Shari Hoffman (cl) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Julien Lourau (ss) on c; (ts) on b, f-h; Bob Carlisle (frh) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Dan Culpepper (frh) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Jeff Lang (frh) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Stewart Rose (frh) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Sanford Allen (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Jonathan Dinklege (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Joyce Hammann (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Ashley Horn (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Regis Iandiorio (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Pauline Kim (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Belinda Whitney (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Kristof Witek (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Robin Zeh (vn) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Ted Ackerman (vc) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Akua Dixon Turre (vc) on a-c, e-f, i-j; David Heiss (vc) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Ariane Lallemand (vc) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Richard Locker (vc) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Alexandra McKenzie (vc) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Kermit Moore (vc) on a-c, e-f, i-j; Alan Broadbent (con) on b, e, i; Laurent Cugny (con) on a, c, f, j.

Orchestra overdubbed on February 10, 2003 at Right Track Studios, NYC.


Date: September 17, 2005
Location: Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
Label: [television broadcast]

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Marc Cary (p), Reginald Veal (b), Ali Jackson (d), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.   For All We Know - 6:02  (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis)

A televised benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims.


Date: ca. September 25, 2006
Label: Verve

Abbey Lincoln (ldr), Gil Goldstein (acc), Scott Colley (b), Shawn Pelton (d), Dave Eggar (vc), Abbey Lincoln (v)

a.01   Monkery's The Blues [lyric version of Blue Monk] - 5:15  (Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
b.02   Throw It Away - 5:19  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
c.03   And It's Supposed To Be Love - 4:47  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
d.04   Should've Been - 5:28  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
e.05   The World Is Falling Down - 3:41  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
f.06   Bird Alone - 4:57  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
g.07   Down Here Below - 6:33  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
h.08   The Music Is The Magic - 3:54  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
     Universal CD: 0600753209615 — Through The Years   (2009)
i.09   Learning How To Listen - 4:38  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
j.10   The Merry Dancer - 6:30  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
k.11   Love Has Gone Away - 4:41  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
l.12   Being Me - 3:55  (Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Gil Goldstein
All titles on:      Verve CD: B000890002 — Abbey Sings Abbey   (2007)

Details needed on additional recording dates.


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