Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Abbey Lincoln Sings Oscar Brown Jr.'s LONG AS YOU'RE LIVING

These beautiful, vital, and necessary, lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr., were composed in collaboration with Abbey Lincoln, Tommy Turrentine and Julian Priester. Presented here, on New Day, is the original recording, which appears as the concluding track of side B on the masterpiece, Abbey Is Blue, under the leadership of Abbey Lincoln, for Orrin Keepnews Riverside record label.

As I fell asleep last night, Grace asked Justice, why New Day? When I arose, this morning, it was this song which carried me from dreaming into the now. Thank you, Grace. You always know the right questions to ask!

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)

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