3/21/07 - NY Daily News - Hank Jones & Abbey Lincoln (Both Hospitalized)
Subject: Hank Jones & Abbey Lincoln
But there was no piano present, nor a recording studio. The only background music was the beeping of a heart monitor machine, and air moving through an artificial respirator down the hall. Their managers and producers were nowhere to be seen - only doctors and nurses, who from afar kept an eye on the pair and the reporter sitting beside them.
Jones, 88, has been playing the piano for over 60 years. He recorded with
Lincoln Moseka was rushed to St. Luke's on March 3, not breathing and
Jones and Lincoln Moseka had no idea they were in the same hospital at the same time, but while Googling their respective album histories, Balaram and Swistel realized their patients' connection and arranged for the reunion.
Jones is expected to be at St. Luke's a couple more weeks, continuing physical therapy after being discharged. Lincoln Moseka's recovery is more unsure; she may still be in the hospital when her new album, "Abbey Sings Abbey," is released later this year.