Dorothy Ashby

Hip Harp + In a Minor Groove (EJC 11434)

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Hip Harp + In a Minor Groove

Dorothy Ashby

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 159436

EJC 11434

JAZZ

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2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

Considered the most accomplished modern jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby (1932-1986) established the harp as an improvising jazz instrument, beyond earlier use as a novelty or background orchestral instrument. She proved the harp could play bebop as adeptly as the instruments commonly associated with jazz. Presented here are two of Ashby’s best albums, Hip Harp (Prestige LP7140) and In a Minor Groove (New Jazz LP8209), both presenting her in a quartet format backed by Frank Wess on flute, Herman Wright on bass, and Art Taylor or Roy Haynes on drums.

PERSONNEL:

  • DOROTHY ASHBY, harp
  • On all tracks, plus:
  • TRACKS [1-7]: HIP HARP FRANK WESS, flute; HERMAN WRIGHT, bass; ART TAYLOR, drums. Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, March 21, 1958.
  • TRACKS [8-15]: IN A MINOR GROOVE
  • FRANK WESS, flute; HERMAN WRIGHT, bass; ROY HAYNES, drums.
  • Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, September 19, 1958.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Pawky
  • 02. Moonlight in Vermont
  • 03. Back Talk
  • 04. Dancing in the Dark
  • 05. Charmaine
  • 06. Jollity
  • 07. There’s a Small Hotel
  • 08. Rascality
  • 09. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
  • 10. It’s a Minor Thing
  • 11. Yesterdays
  • 12. Bohemia After Dark
  • 13. Taboo
  • 14. Autumn in Rome
  • 15. Alone Together
  • TOTAL TIME: 76:00 Min.