|Abbey is seen a rare 1991 performance at the Promenade Theater in New York. She is at once beautiful, insightful and at the top of her musical gifts. The appearance represents the beginning of a great comeback that has since established her as a legendary jazz vocalist and composer. Features Bird Alone, When I'm Called Home, and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Wife of jazz legend Max Roach and an outstanding singer in her own right, Abbey Lincoln began her musical career in the late 1950s. Her debut album--ABBEY'S LINCOLN AFFAIR--was followed by a string of recorded releases, but it's in a live setting that she really excels. This concert is from 1991, and was part of a comeback staged by Lincoln after her lengthy hiatus from the business in the 1980s. Shot at the Promenade Theater in New York City, and backed by an accomplished quartet, the concert finds the inimitable Abbey Lincoln is in fine voice.