The Jazz Harpist

Dorothy Ashby


Barcode: 8013252886980

17.00 £17.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: Doxy
  • Released Date: 11th February 2014
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“This isn’t just a novelty, though that is what you expect. The harp has a clean jazz voice with a resonance and syncopation that turn familiar jazz phrasing inside out.” – Dorothy Ashby
“Years ago the All Star polls in jazz were primarily concerned with trumpets, trombones, saxophones and the usual rhythm instruments, but of late the situation has changed in order to welcome new instruments and players into the ever-broadening aspect of jazz performance. Now, such widely varied instruments as the cello, accordion, and flute are accepted as contributing members of the jazz group or orchestra. And here Regent is presenting still another voice for jazz expression: the harp. No, this isn’t the first time a harp has been used on a jazz date. But, I can’t recall when a harp was featured as a solo instrument within a jazz context as it is here. The harpist of reference is Dorothy Ashby, and in her recording debut she is featured as the leader of a thoroughly refreshing group as well as soloist, composer and arranger of great merit”.

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Track Listings

Side 1:
1. Thou Swell
2. Stella By Starlight
3. Dancing On The Ceiling
Side 2:
1. Aeolian Groove
2. Quietude
3. Spicy
4. Lamentation

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