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Abbey Lincoln

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Concerts

Backstage at the Kennedy Center tribute concert to Abbey Lincoln, left to right: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves.

January 16, 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson sing from the Abbey Lincoln songbook.

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Abbey Lincoln on the front cover of her 1984 album, Talking to the Sun.

January 13, 2011 Hear an intimate 1984 set from the Peppermint Lounge, a neighborhood club in Orange, N.J.

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August 26, 2010 Lincoln sings Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" in an archival concert from 2000.

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Interviews & Profiles

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May 20, 2011 Vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves reflect upon the jazz icon's music and legacy.

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Abbey Lincoln was the powerful voice of Max Roach's political piece, We Insist! Freedom Now Suite.

August 17, 2010 Few singers have the emotional depth and versatility of Abbey Lincoln, who died Saturday.

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August 17, 2010 Fresh Air revisits two interviews with the legendary jazz singer, who died Saturday at 80.

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April 15, 2003 Abbey Lincoln is one of the few singers left in the world of jazz who can be called legendary.

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December 26, 2000 Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, the "Last Great Diva," talks to Terry Gross about her musical career.

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March 25, 1986 Legendary jazz singer Abbey Lincoln began her career singing at glamorous supper clubs in the 1950s.

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News

Marc Cary's new album is titled For the Love of Abbey.

June 14, 2013 Marc Cary came to New York City to find his father. He also found a long gig with a jazz legend.

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August 14, 2010 The jazz vocalist's unique delivery coerced emotional heft out of the original lyrics she wrote.

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August 15, 2010 The legendary jazz singer, who believed in singing as a political act, died Saturday. She was 80.

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Reviews

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December 25, 2007 WBGO host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007, led by the late Michael Brecker.

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March 20, 1993 Abbey Lincoln's new CD, Devil's Got Your Tongue, features songs about the singer's parents.

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January 31, 1991 Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln returns to her musical career with World is Falling Down.

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October 18, 2004 One Family of Jazz event opens Jazz at Lincoln Center in its new Manhattan home.

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August 20, 2010 The conclusion of an illustrated musical appreciation of the late jazz singer and songwriter.

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August 18, 2010 An illustrated musical appreciation of the late singer, activist and songwriter, who died Saturday.

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November 10, 2008 Let these five jazz confessionals prepare you for a season of the high lonesome in autumn.

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March 25, 2008 Springtime brings a spirit of renewal, as well as a bunch of jazz tunes with the season in mind.

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February 9, 2007 The day wouldn't be complete without a soundtrack, but finding the right love songs can be a chore.

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World Is Falling Down

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