Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday slowdown...It's Magic! (1958)


















...guess who's back!...i know you're thinkin' it's me cause i've never posted back to back like this but i told'chu i was gettin' settled...but the wonderful Ms. Abbey Lincoln is back!  this time i bring you a 1958 effort 'It's Magic'....on this album Ms. Lincoln soothes the soul as she belts out her adoration for her man only like she could do it....she's such a class act who's often overlooked....listening to her makes me wanna put on a tuxedo and drape my lady in a mink shawl and pearls and sit in a dimly lit lounge in Harlem......in addition to Ms. Lincoln another one of my favorites Philly Joe Jones is on drums.....this will really make your Sunday a lot more relaxing....i wasn't able to find any reviews but all about jazz has a really good a biography on her....check it out....


4 comments:

nikos1109 said...

i will definitely check those Abbey Lincon albums. I trust your taste brother. Thanks for sharing. Peace!!

Musicmeiho said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

hell..or should i say..heaven yeah! ; ) Messiah, i love u for those Abbey posts...i actually can´t believe it, but to instead listen to the new Bronze Nazareth Mixtape or some Kev Brown stuff, i actually love exploring my environment with stuff like nancy wilson and actually, abbey lincoln on my headphones. I love this chilled smooth sundays atmo, makes me feel so secured and chilled...thx so much..really appreciated

aluvsupreme said...

Thanks for this. She was wonderful. I got this review from Allmusic:

Because Abbey Lincoln has always been careful to sing songs that have a deep meaning for her, all of her recordings through the years are memorable in their own way; there are no duds in her discography. Her second Riverside session (and her third recording), It's Magic has been reissued on this CD in the Original Jazz Classics series. The backup musicians are among the best in jazz at the time (Kenny Dorham or Art Farmer on trumpet, trombonist Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson on tenor, Jerome Richardson or Sahib Shihab on reeds, pianist Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers or Sam Jones on bass, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) and they have opportunities to play short solos. Lincoln is heard at her early best on such numbers as "I Am in Love," "An Occasional Man," "Out of the Past" and Randy Weston's "Little Niles." Recommended.