In an unprecedented move, Cadillac and Lincoln have teamed up for the first time. Their relationship will drive “Abbey Lincoln: Over the Years – An Anthology of Her Compositions,” March 7, 8 and 9 at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. With Cadillac’s financial support, the 71-year-old singer, who has performed with Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and hundreds of other legends, and who was once married to Max Roach, will perform more than 35 of her songs over the course of these three nights. Accompanying Lincoln will be dancer Savion Glover, singer Freddy Cole, saxophonists Joe Lovano and Steve Coleman and many other special guests.
During the turbulent 1960s, Lincoln had a hard time finding a gig due to the controversial nature of her lyrics. She even gave singing up for a time to pursue an acting career. But the outspoken Lincoln, who once said, “How can you have a career and never say anything? You’re supposed to stand up and speak your mind in the music,” has stood the test of time.