One of my favorite singers of all time – Abbey Lincoln has died at the age of 80.
As this excerpt from the NY Times says:
Ms. Lincoln’s career encompassed outspoken civil rights advocacy in the 1960s and fearless introspection in more recent years, and for a time in the 1960s she acted in films with Sidney Poitier.
Long recognized as one of jazz’s most arresting and uncompromising singers, Ms. Lincoln gained similar stature as a songwriter only over the last two decades.
After the jump is a profile I wrote about her some time ago (may not have corrected everything for past tense).