Wednesday, November 18th at 8pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present a livestream performance featuring the Alyssa Allgood Quintet performs Abbey Lincoln's "You Gotta Pay The Band", released in 1991.
"Stan Getz is featured on one of his final recordings on this excellent Abbey Lincoln CD; Getz's cool tenor fits in very well with Lincoln's voice, making one wish that they had met up previously. With pianist Hank Jones, bassist Charlie Haden, drummer Mark Johnson, and (on two songs) Maxine Roach's viola completing the group, it is not surprising that Lincoln sounds typically inspired. Actually, her version of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" is a bit of a misfire with its dated lyrics (which should have been modified and altered to fit a female). However, "Bird Alone," Freddie Hubbard's "Up Jumped Spring" (given lyrics by Lincoln), and five of her originals more than compensate. Recommended." -Scott Yanow
Alyssa Allgood - Vocals
Lenard Simpson - Saxophone
Pete Benson - Piano
John Tate - Bass
Neil Hemphill - Drums