Abbey Lincoln: You Gotta Pay The Band (180g) (limi
Abbey Lincoln, Stan Getz, Hank Jones, Charlie Haden, Mark Johnson, Maxine Roach
"You Gotta Pay The Band" is the second of ten albums Abbey Lincoln recorded for Verve in the 1990s. Produced by Jean-Philippe Allard at France's Polygram Jazz, this session is also arguably one of the best of her career. For one thing, her choice of colleagues was exactly in line with her sense of what music should be. She asked for Stan Getz, Allard produced him, and the result is some of Getz's deepest, smoothest, most attentive playing on record. Joined by the inimitable pianist Hank Jones, bassist Charlie Haden, drummer Mark Johnson and (on two songs) Maxine Roach's viola, Abbey Lincoln has created a typically inspired session.