Annotation

Label: Riverside - Catalog #: RLP-12-308 - Format: LP (initial release)
Label: Riverside - Catalog #: RLP-1153 - Format: LP
Label: Riverside/OJC - Catalog #: OJC 069 - Format: LP
Label: Riverside/OJC - Catalog #: OJC20 069-2 - Format: CD (1987)
Recording Date:
#7-#9, 1959/03/25
#4-#5, 1959/03/26
#2, 1959/05/12
#1, #3, #6, #10, 1959/11
Location:
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Additional:
Two more tracks were recorded on the 26th: Hum Drum Blues and I'll Drown In My Own Tears. The original release date for the album is 1959 and the release wiki is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Is_Blue

Annotation last modified on 2016-02-01 23:31 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Afro-Blue
3:21
2 Lonely House
3:42
3 Let Up
5:32
4 Thursday's Child
3:33
5 Brother, Where Are You?
3:12
6 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
5:26
7 Come Sunday
5:15
8 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
2:48
9 Lost in the Stars
4:12
10 Long as You're Living
2:33

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1959) (tracks 1–10)
trumpet:
Kenny Dorham (1959) (tracks 2, 4, 7–9)
Tommy Turrentine (1959) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 10)
drums:
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1959) (tracks 2, 4, 7–9)
Max Roach (1959) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 10)
flute:
Les Spann (1959) (track 5)
guitar:
Les Spann (1959) (tracks 2, 4, 7–9)
double bass:
Bobby Boswell (1959) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 10)
Sam Jones (jazz bassist) (1959) (tracks 2, 4, 7–9)
piano:
Wynton Kelly (1959) (tracks 2, 4)
Cedar Walton (1959) (tracks 3, 6)
Phil Wright (producer, piano) (1959) (tracks 7–9)
tenor saxophone:
Stanley Turrentine (1959) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 10)
trombone:
Julian Priester (1959) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 10)
arranger:
Bernd Heitzler (track 8)
composer:
Oscar Brown Jr. (track 10)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 7)
Murray Grand (track 4)
Julian Priester (track 10)
Mongo Santamaría (track 1)
Tommy Turrentine (track 10)
Bobby Watson (American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator) (track 7)
Kurt Weill (tracks 2, 9)
Sigmund Romberg (1928) (track 8)
engineer:
Jack Higgins (recording engineer) (tracks 1–10)
lyricist:
Maxwell Anderson (track 9)
Elisse Boyd (track 4)
Langston Hughes (track 2)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1928) (track 8)
producer:
Jean-Philippe Allard (tracks 3, 7)
Orrin Keepnews (tracks 1–10)
vocals:
Abbey Lincoln (1959) (tracks 1–10)
publisher:
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 8)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 8)
sampled by:
arrangements:
6 Songs: No. 1. Lost In the Stars (piano arrangement by the composer 1942) (track 9)
cover recording of:
Lonely House (1959) (track 2)
later translated versions:
夏にしとくれ (track 8)
part of:
Lost in the Stars (complete musical) (track 9)
Street Scene (american opera) (track 2)
recording of:
Afro Blue (1959) (track 1)
Come Sunday (1959) (track 7)
Long as You're Living (1959) (track 10)
Lost in the Stars (Song, Ulysses Africanus) (1959) (track 9)
Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (The New Moon) (1959) (track 8)
Thursday’s Child (1959) (track 4)