viernes, 19 de mayo de 2017

Dorothy Ashby • The Best Of Dorothy Ashby



There have been very few jazz harpists in history and Dorothy Ashby was one of the greats. Somehow she was able to play credible bebop on her instrument. This is an absolutely beautiful album that lightly swings and cooks, backed-up by the lovely ballad Moonlight In Vermont as well on which Wess' flute work is simply gorgeous.


Tracks
1. Pawky [Ashby]
2. Moonlight in Vermont [Blackburn, Suessdorf]
3. Back Talk [Ashby ]
4. Dancing in the Dark [Dietz, Schwartz]
5. Charmaine [Pollack, Rapee]
6. Jollity [Ashby]
7. There's a Small Hotel [Hart, Rodgers]

Dorothy Ashby (harp)
Frank Wess (fl)
Herman Wright (b)
Art Taylor (d)

Session Index:
Dorothy Ashby
The Best Of Dorothy Ashby
PR 7638 [reissue of Prestige PRLP 7140 "Hip Harp"]
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 21, 1958


1481 There's A Small Hotel
1482 Charmaine
1483 Jollity
1484 Moonlight In Vermont
1485 Dancing In The Dark
1486 Back Talk
1487 Pawky






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