DOROTHY ASHBY with FRANK WESS – Hip Harp clear vinyl lp reissue LTD / 300

Regular price £19.50

Format: LP clear

Catalogue: S0W02
Barcode: 7427116347684


Limited Clear Vinyl edition, 300 copies!

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.



A1 - Pawky

A2 - Moonlight In Vermont

A3 - Back Talk


B1 - Dancing In The Dark

B2 - Charmaine

B3 - Jollity

B4 - There's A Small Hotel