ASHBY, Dorothy

Hip harp / On A Minor Groove

2LP

DOXY

Cat Nº: ACV4009

33,00 

VAT included

NORTH AMERICA

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Doxy present a combined reissue of legendary jazz harpist and poly-instrumentalist Dorothy Ashby’s Hip Harp and In A Minor Groove, both released separately in 1958. Both albums feature Frank Wess. Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound.