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A review of DEAR ABBEY by Hrayr Attarian at allaboutjazz: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=43791#.UQsymY4YXTQ
Here's a link to my interview on WBGO's Singers Unlimited on Sunday, December 9, with Michael Bourne: http://www.wbgo.org/blog/vocalist-teri-roiger-talks-with-michael-bourne
Marc Myers, writer for the Wall Street Journal, waxes most poetic about my new release DEAR ABBEY on his blog jazzwax.com "It's brave for any singer to take on songs written by or associated with Abbey Lincoln. The late vocalist had a distinct laid-back style that many singers have found difficult to enter and explore. Not so Teri Roiger. On Dear Abbey: The Music of Abbey Lincoln, Roiger delivers a joyous, deeply felt vocal tribute that gives Lincoln's material fresh consideration…sample Bird Alone and You Gotta Pay The Band. A vocalist who wraps Lincoln's complex songs around her finger."
Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of the New York City Jazz Record, picked DEAR ABBEY as one of his favorite vocal release at JJA, and it is featured as one of the five best tribute releases of 2012 in NYC Jazz Record’s January 2013 issue.
“The very fine singer Teri Roiger is one of the few who truly comprehended what Abbey Lincoln did with time, timbre, and phrasing. Most importantly, she is not what they call a clone. Teri absorbed everything into her own individuality, can actually swing hard, sing impressive ballads, and emote the invincible and real feeling of jazz.” Stanley Crouch, author & art critic
“Teri has an intuitive laid back sense of time reminiscent of Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter but with her own uniqueness.” Jack DeJohnette, legendary jazz drummer & 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Recipient
DEAR ABBEY: The Music of Abbey Lincoln is now available on innercirclemusic.net, cdbaby.com, amazon & itunes