Personalities | Abbey Lincoln | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Vocals, composer, b. 1930)
Lincoln caps her long, diversified singing and acting career as an iconic songwriter and performer. Her first record, in the 1950s, was with Benny Carter’s orchestra; in the 1960s she recorded politicized material with then-husband Max Roach. In the mid-1980s she re-emerged, paying tribute to Billie Holiday and embodying an African-American feminism. Employing top younger instrumentalists in her bands, she has also become a model for younger vocalists such as Cassandra Wilson, Erika Badhu and Lizz Wright.
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