Who Used to Dance

Who Used to Dance

by Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln


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Abbey Lincoln, 65 at the time of this recording, still had a reasonably strong voice at this point in her career, and although she showed signs of mellowing now and then, she was still capable of performing fiery musical statements. This Verve release mostly emphasizes slow tempos and melancholy moods. The nostalgic "Who Used to Dance" (featuring Savion Glover's tapdancing) is a highlight, and "Street of Dreams" works well, although "Mr. Tambourine Man" is not too essential. Six different saxophonists (five of them altoists) appear on the date (usually one on a song), and despite the diversity in styles (from Steve Coleman to Frank Morgan), their subsidiary roles and respectful playing find them all sounding fairly similar. An interesting but not overly essential outing.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/1997
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731453355927
catalogNumber: 533559
Rank: 103451

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Abbey Lincoln   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Coleman   Alto Saxophone
Oliver Lake   Alto Saxophone
Frank Morgan   Alto Saxophone
Justin Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Graham Haynes   Cornet
Taru Alexander   Drums
Michael Bowie   Bass
Marc Cary   Piano
Bazzi Bartholomew Gray   Background Vocals
Rodney Kendrick   Piano
Aaron Walker   Percussion,Drums
Julien Lourau   Tenor Saxophone
Savion Glover   Tap Dance,Dancer
Alvester Garnett   Drums
Arthur Green   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Abbey Lincoln   Arranger,Composer
Jean-Philippe Allard   Producer
Patrice Beausejour   Art Direction
Riley Bandy   Contributor
Rick Applegate   Engineer
R. B. Lynch   Composer

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