David Hajdu
February 04, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

When There Is Love

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln
Producers
Verve
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A

Recorded in Paris by a pair of American jazz veterans, When There Is Love (Verve) full of love songs is so intoxicatingly bittersweet that it could have passed import standards as a Bordeaux. Singer Lincoln is the hip embodiment of mature sexual intelligence, while pianist Jones is the living master of sly musical suggestion. They’re like Simone Signoret and Yves Montand, only with as much cynicism as savoir faire. A

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