catalogue

ASHBY, DOROTHY

DOROTHY ASHBY (WAX LOVE)

ASHBY, DOROTHY - DOROTHY ASHBY 132172
format:
1 LP
release:
21.02.2019
label:
WAX LOVE
genre:
Jazz/Blues
item ID:
132172
barcode:
8055515230772
Dorothy Ashby was perhaps not Detroit's most famous female jazz harpist as that distinction belongs to Alice Coltrane but she was notably the first and a trailblazer who overcame massive setbacks throughout her nearly 30 year recording career.

Playing on an instrument not usually associated with jazz, in a male dominated field, Ashby is a true and amazing original.

Originally released in 1962, and with the help of a rhythm section of Herman Wright on bass and John Tooley on drums, Dorothy Ashby is one of her earliest titles as a leader and a beautiful piece of innovative mid-century jazz.

A mix of originals and tastefully selected covers like Ellington's "Satin Doll" and Neal Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'" this is another lost jazz classic resuscitated by Wax Love.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LONELY MELODY
  • 1.2. SECRET LOVE
  • 1.3. GLOOMY SUNDAY
  • 1.4. SATIN DOLL
  • 1.5. JOHN R.
  • 1.6. LI'L DARLIN'
  • 1.7. BOOZE
  • 1.8. DJANGO
  • 1.9. YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM
  • 1.10. STRANGER IN PARADISE