CD For love of Abbey (2010, Lionjazz)
a tribute to the great American singer Abbey Lincoln:
in connection with the eightieth birthday of Abbey Lincoln on the 6th of August 2010 I decided to release this CD ‘For love of Abbey’ in sincere appreciation of my favourite singer. I came acquainted with Ms. Lincoln during a jazz festival in Gütersloh/Germany in 1995. Ms. Lincoln, touched by the fact that such a young singer ( I was 23 years old at the time ) had covered the Lincoln-song ‘Tender as a rose’ on her debut album ‘Winds of change’, surprised her audience and me by singing ‘Tender as a rose’ as an encore and tribute to her young Dutch colleague. Since that memorable night we stayed in touch, meeting each other whenever Ms.Lincoln toured Europe.
TENDER AS A ROSE Phil Moore
LONG AS YOU’RE LIVING Peter W.Brown / Priester / Stanley Turrentine
BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU ? Norman Curtis / Oscar Brown jr.
LEFT ALONE Mal Waldron / Billie Holiday
AFRICA John Coltrane / Abbey Lincoln
SONG FOR ABBEY Charlie Haden / Masha Bijlsma
THE JITTERBUG WALTZ ‘Fats’ Waller / R.Maltby jr.
BIRD ALONE Abbey Lincoln
guests: Bob Malach, Tony Lakatos
A Lion Jazz production, 2010
Mastering by Radu Marinescu, Acoustic Entertainment, Cologne Germany