Dorothy Ashby

* Born Dorothy Jeanne Thompson 6 August 1930, Detroit, Michigan
* Died 13 April 1986, Santa Monica, California

Although not the first jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby was clearly the most successful, and contributed some choice recordings in the hard bop and jazz-funk styles. She grew up around music in Detroit, where her father, guitarist Wiley Thompson, often brought fellow jazz musicians home to jazz while Dorothy comped in the background on their piano.

She came to the harp only after a short detour through saxaphone and bass in the band of Cass Technical High School, where she attended alongside future jazz greats Donald Byrd, Gerald Wilson, and Kenny Burrell. She had to share five harps with fourteen other students, however, so she must have quickly discovered an affinity, because she was left with a goal of owning her own harp. As she later commented, "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."

She attended Wayne State University, studying piano and music education, and after graduation, went to work in the small but lively jazz scene in Detroit. Although she could get hired as a pianist, she wanted to play harp more, and bought one in 1952. She overcame initial resistance to the concept by organizing free shows and playing to dances with her trio.

Ashby's trio, including her husband John Ashby on drums, toured the country and appeared on a variety of jazz labels through the late 1960s. She played with Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman, and other acts, and in 1962, was selected in down beat's annual poll of best jazz performers. She also worked with her husband on a theater company, the Ashby Players, he founded in Detroit.

In the late 1960s, they tired of touring and moved to California, where she broke into the studio system (which already had enough harpists for its needs) with the help of soul singer Bill Withers. Withers recommended her to Stevie Wonder and she ended up with a steady series of session gigs, playing behind such singers as Dionne Warwicke, Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Barry Manilow.

Ashby's Cadet albums have come to be viewed as among the best early examples of acid jazz, and now fetch eye-watering prices among collectors. Breaks and rhythm tracks from the superb Richard Evans arrangements have become favorites for sampling and remix artists.


* Dorothy Ashby--Jazz Harpist, Regent MG-6039
* Hip Harp, Prestige PRLP-7140
* Soft Winds, Jazzland JLP-961
* Dorothy Ashby, Argo LPS-690
* The Fantastic Jazz Harp of Dorothy Ashby, Atlantic SD-1447
* Afro Harping, Cadet LPS-809
* Dorothy's Harp, Cadet LPS-825
* Rubaiyat, Cadet LPS-841
* Music for Beautiful People, Prestige PRST-7639

The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby

Label: Cadet Records
Catalog#: LPS 841
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1970
Genre: Jazz
Credits: Arranged By, Conducted By, Producer - Richard Evans (2)
Composed By - Dorothy Ashby
Engineer - Dave Purple
Flute, Oboe, Piccolo - Lenny Druss (tracks: A1-A5, B5)
Guitar - Cash McCall (tracks: B5)
Harp, Vocals - Dorothy Ashby
Kalimba - Fred Katz (tracks: A2, A3, B5)
Saxophone [Alto] - Cliff Davis (tracks: B5)
Vibraphone - Stu Katz (tracks: A1, A

A1 Myself When Young (5:16)
A2 For Some We Loved (4:02)
A3 Wax And Wine (4:25)
A4 Drink (2:30)
A5 Wine (3:56)
B1 Dust (2:51)
B2 Joyful Grass And Grape (3:38)
B3 Shadow Shapes (3:32)
B4 Heaven And Hell (3:10)
B5 The Moving Finger (5:39)


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Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harpin'

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Label: Cadet Records
Catalog#: LPS 809
Format: MP3
Country: US
Released: 1968
Link: Narod
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk


1 Soul Vibrations (3:15)
2 Games (3:58)
3 Action Line (3:40)
4 Lonely Girl (3:12)
5 Life Has Its Trials (4:35)
6 Afro-Harping (2:59)
7 Little Sunflower (3:45)
8 Valley Of The Dolls (3:32)
9 Come Live With Me (2:35)
10 The Look Of Love (4:05)

а помогите еще пожалуйста с сылками на дороти!
желательно ifolder
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Dorothy Ashby
The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby
Cadet Records 1970

reup pls
1957 - The Jazz Harpist -

1965 - The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby -

Пока только эти 2 и Afro-Harping скачал. Если надо позже скачаю и залью остальные.
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Dorothy Ashby - The Jazz Harpist (1957)
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perpetuumbeats presents:
Bonus Track For Japan - Vol. 1-37

Any good FLAC links of all her albums would be appreciated thumb.gif
лучший изи-лисснинг, какой я слышал когда-либо smile.gif

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Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove

Hip Harp:
01. Pawky
02. Moonlight in Vermont
03. Back Talk
04. Dancing in The Dark
05. Charmain
06. Jollity
07. There's A Small Hotel

In a Minor Groove:
08. Rascallity
09. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
10. It's A Minor Thing
11. Yesterdays
12. Bohemia After Dark
13. Taboo
14. Autumn in Rome
15. Alone Together
не дает скачать, может кто перезалить?
Вот этого не хватало.
File download limit exceeded.

Could someone re-up somewhere else? Thanks... thumb.gif

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