Musical interlude – Abbey Lincoln, Bird Alone

“…sending mournful, soulful sounds…”

I was lucky enough to see Abbey Lincoln at Yoshi’s in Oakland https://www.yoshis.com/ in 2005. She was perfectly regal. It was an honor to be in her presence, and that isn’t an exaggeration. I think everyone in the room knew it, felt it.

She sat in a chair during the solos of “Bird Alone,” (saxophone here played by Stan Getz) a song she had written years before – reportedly for Miles Davis. She was joined by a combo of young, very talented, soulful musicians. Her legs were crossed and her foot waggled in time.

So moving and lovely.

“…Bird alone, with no mate, turning corners, tempting fate…”

Enjoy.

 

 

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