“…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…”