Alina Bzhezhinska

Reflections W/ The Hip Harp Collective (Gatefold) (196292684773)

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Reflections W/ The Hip Harp Collective (Gatefold)

Alina Bzhezhinska



LPS 169691




LP 41,31 €

2-lp set

gatefold edition

When we hear the phrase "hip harp", we think of the magnificent music that Dorothy Ashby cut for Cadet/Concept records at the end of the 60s – and when you hear this set, that's what you'll think of too – and we mean that in the best way possible!

The set begins with a great reworking of Ashby's classic "Soul Vibrations – with the jazzy harp of Alina Bzhezhinska in the lead – but as the record moves on, the group really also find their own sound and style – maybe more of a jazz combo than you'd hear on some of Ashby's records – with great work from Tony Kofi on saxes and Jay Phelps on trumpet – both of whom really widen the scope of the sound! Vmala Rowe provides a bit of vocals – and titles include "Soul Vibrations", "Afro Blue", "Paris Sur Le Toit", "Meditation", "Fire", "For Carrol", and "Reflections"


  • Alina Bzhezhinska - (harp, composer)
  • Tony Kofi - (saxophones)
  • Jay Phelps - (trumpet)
  • Mikele Montolli - (electric bass)
  • Joel Prime - (percussion)
  • Adam Teixeira - (drums)
  • Julie Walkington - (double bass)
  • Vimala Rowe - (vocals)
  • Ying Xue - (violin & viola)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Soul Vibrations
  • A2. For Carrol
  • A3. Fire
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Reflections
  • B2. Afro Blue
  • B3. Alabama
  • SIDE C
  • C1. African Flower
  • C2. Paris Sur Le Toit (Instrumental)
  • C3. Sans End
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Action Line
  • D2. Paris Sur Le Toit
  • D3. Meditation