Singer Abbey Lincoln dies at 80
Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, who was known as much for uncompromsing stance on civil rights as for her soulful singing, has died at the age of 80 in New York.
I interviewed her in 2006 for a story in The Post before her performance as part of the Knnedy Center's Women in Jazz Festival. She was married for several years to pioneering jazz drummer Max Roach, who died three years ago, and recorded several albums with him.
We'll have a full obituary up shortly. Meanwhile, here is a sample of her work from an appearance at the Marciac jazz festival in France, in which she performed her songs "Down Here Below" and "Bird Alone."
August 14, 2010; 2:41 PM ET
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