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Be like Abbey

March 6, 2016

max roach & abbey lincoln – garvey’s ghost (from “percussion bitter sweet“, 1961)


Stand up straight. Know what you are, and you know what you aren’t. Speak from your heart with your feet firmly planted.


Bass – Art Davis, Congas – Carlos “Patato” Valeler, Cowbell – Carlos “Totico” Eugenio, Drums – Max Roach, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Eric Dolphy, Liner Notes – Margo Guryan, Piano – Mal Waldron, Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Jordan, Trombone – Julian Priester, Trumpet – Booker Little, Vocals – Abbey Lincoln.


While going through emotional and musical cycles, this song has its own momentum – strains of rhythm and history circling each other, anchored by Abbey’s wail.

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