Now, A Jazz Moment...
MUSIC: "Bird Alone," CD: You Gotta Pay the Band , Verve 314-51111020, (cut 1)
She's one of the last great jazz vocalists of her generation. Still, NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln continues to shape a sound that is recognizably her own .
Abbey Lincoln: There is no such thing as jazz, there is only a song and your spirit. I love this music because it is character building. It is a craft that encourages you to think and to be unique and to be honest and to be knowledgeable.
This Jazz Moment with vocalist Abbey Lincoln was created by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Abbey Lincoln on building character through music