Abbey Is Blue is the fourth album by American jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, featuring tracks recorded in 1959 for Riverside Records. A breakout performance for the jazz legend - this album displays Lincoln perfectly poised between jazz for show and jazz with a purpose. Lincoln picked up Billie Holiday’s skill of inhabiting the lyrics of a song and projecting its emotional content outward, and you will hear every emotion through these stark and harrowing accounts of loss and injustice. The album features an all-star lineup that includes Kenny Dorham, Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Philly Joe Jones and Max Roach.
180g black vinyl in tip-on jacket. All-analog mastering from original tapes.