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

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln On JazzSet

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

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Marc Cary's new album is titled For the Love of Abbey. Rebecca Meek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Abbey Lincoln. John Sann/Verve hide caption

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Abbey Lincoln on the front cover of her 1984 album, Talking to the Sun. Scott Sternberg/Courtesy of Enja hide caption

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Abbey Lincoln, photographed for her 2003 album It's Me. Adger W. Cowans hide caption

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

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In this 2005 file photo, jazz singer Abbey Lincoln performs during a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert in New York City. The songwriter, actor and singer died Saturday at the age of 80. Jeff Christensen/AP Photo hide caption

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Abbey Lincoln performs at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 2002. Leon Morris/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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