With the sad news today of the passing of Jazz legend and Civil Rights Activist Abbey Lincoln, the world has one less voice speaking up and singing out. One less voice saying it and showing how it's done.
Abbey Lincoln was a remarkable talent, a renaissance woman who was not only a gifted vocalist but writer, actress and outspoken critic of the injustices brought on by bigotry and racism.
I just ran across this tribute done by NPR as part of their Jazz Profiles series some time back featuring the work and life of Abbey Lincoln. A quick reminder of what we've just lost.
(Clifford Brown - one of the brightest lights in Jazz, gone all too soon)
I originally ran this in 2009 as a Nights At The Roundtable special. But it's such a special and rare recording I thought I would re-run it again in case you missed it Read more...