Abbey Lincoln feat. Stan Getz – You Gotta Pay the Band {Verve}

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Abbey Lincoln feat. Stan Getz – You Gotta Pay the Band {Verve}

Vocal Jazz

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300 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Stan Getz is featured on one of his final recordings on this excellent Abbey Lincoln CD; Getz’s cool tenor fits in very well with Lincoln’s voice, making one wish that they had met up previously. With pianist Hank Jones, bassist Charlie Haden, drummer Mark Johnson, and (on two songs) Maxine Roach’s viola completing the group, it is not surprising that Lincoln sounds typically inspired.

Actually, her version of “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” is a bit of a misfire with its dated lyrics (which should have been modified and altered to fit a female). However, “Bird Alone,” Freddie Hubbard’s “Up Jumped Spring” (given lyrics by Lincoln), and five of her originals more than compensate. Recommended.

Tracklist:
01. Bird Alone (8:34)
02. I’m in Love (6:14)
03. You Gotta Pay the Band (4:51)
04. Brother, can You Spare a Dime (6:51)
05. You Made Me Funny (3:03)
06. And How I Hoped for Your Love (3:39)
07. When I’m Called Home (5:28)
08. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (6:30)
09. Up Jumped Spring (4:41)
10. A Time for Love (8:40)

Personnel:
Abbey Lincoln – vocals
Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
Hank Jones – piano
Charlie Haden – bass
Mark Johnson – drums
Maxine Roach – viola on #1, #10

All arrangements by Abbey Lincoln, assisted by Randolph Noel
Viola arrangements by Randolph Noel

Producer: Jean Philippe Allard
Digitally recorded on February 25-26, 1991
Digitally mixed on February 27-28, 1991
Recorded & mixed at BMG Studios, New York City
Engineer: Richard Applegate
Assistant Engineer: J. Newland
Liner photography by Adger W. Cowans
Cover photography by Carol Friedman
Design by CB Graphic
Prepared for release by Daniel Richard
Liner notes by Nat Hentoff

1991, PolyGram S.A. Paris
Gitanes Jazz Productions
Verve 511 110-2

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