Dorothy Ashby

Hip Harp (Limited Edition - Colored Vinyl) (7427116347684)

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Hip Harp (Limited Edition - Colored Vinyl)

Dorothy Ashby

Sowing Records


LPS 162154




LP 14,04 €

Limited Edition of 300 Clear COLORED Vinyl

Originally released in 1958. Born in Detroit in 1932, Dorothy Ashby can be easily recognized as the woman who gave the harp a jazz voice. In her hands, the harp, an originally classical instrument which seemed to just scare people, became a highly versatile swinging voice able to drive a whole jazz rhythm section. Recorded in 1958 by master Rudy Van Gelder and originally released on the Prestige label, Hip Harp is a perfect example of Ashby's artistry. At the head of a fine quartet featuring the great Frank Wess on flute, Herman Wright on bass, and master Art Taylor on drums, Ashby creates a unique combination of deeply jazz elements expressed through a totally new sound.


  • Dorothty Ashby - harp
  • Frank Wess - flute
  • Herman Wrigth - bass
  • Art Taylor - drums
  • Roy Haynes - drums

New Jersey, 1958


  • SIDE A
  • 01. Pawkey
  • 02. Moonlight in Vermont
  • 03. Back Talk
  • SIDE B
  • 01. Dancing in thr Dark
  • 02. Charmaine
  • 03. Jollity
  • 04. There's A Small Hotel