Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Abbey Lincoln 22 February 1961 Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City Abbey Lincoln (vcl); Booker Little (tpt); Julian Priester (tbn); Eric Dolphy (as,fl,picc,bcl); Coleman Hawkins, Walter Benton (ts); Mal Waldron (pno); Art Davis (bass); Max Roach (dr); Roger Sanders, Robert Whitley (conga) 206. Straight Ahead 5:15
207. When Malindy Sings 4:00
208. In the Red 8:23
209. Blue Monk 6:32
210. Left Alone 6:42
211. African Lady 3:42
212. African Lady 3:36
213. Retribution 3:45
Candid CJM8015/CJS9015, 79015 on CD, "Straight Ahead", and an alternate take of African Lady on CCD 79033. Also on KZ31037, (EU)S64655, (J)SOPC-57007, (J)SMJ-6190, JAZ5043, Candid 45-602, with Blue Monk on FM-008. This is Lincoln and Hawkins' date, but there are some moments for Eric and Booker to back Lincoln very effectively. The piccolo on African Lady is interesting. This is easily my favorite version of Left Alone, the first version that really moved me.