It's Magic (album)

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It's Magic
Studio album by Abbey Lincoln
Released 1958
Recorded July 24 and August 15, 1958
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 35:48
Label Riverside
RLP 12-277
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Abbey Lincoln chronology
That's Him!
(1957)
It's Magic
(1958)
Abbey Is Blue
(1959)

It's Magic is the third album by American jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln featuring tracks recorded in 1958 for the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Because Abbey Lincoln has always been careful to sing songs that have a deep meaning for her, all of her recordings through the years are memorable in their own way; there are no duds in her discography... Recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Am in Love" (Cole Porter) - 2:49
  2. "It's Magic" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 4:03
  3. "Just for Me" (Jimmy Komack) - 3:36
  4. "An Occasional Man" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 3:23
  5. "Ain't Nobody's Business" (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins) - 4:29
  6. "Out of the Past" (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks) - 4:46
  7. "Music, Maestro, Please!" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) - 3:18
  8. "Love" (Blane, Martin) - 2:41
  9. "Exactly Like You" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 2:55
  10. "Little Niles" (Randy Weston, Hendricks) - 5:03
  • Recorded in New York City on July 24 (tracks 3-5, 7 & 9) and August 15 (tracks 1, 2, 6, 8 & 10), 1958

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed September 13, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 13, 2012