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Dorothy Ashby

Dorothy Ashby
Born: Aug 6, 1932 in Detroit, MI
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Died: Apr 13, 1986 in Santa Monica, CA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: 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. As a pianist she studied at Wayne State University, and in 1952 she switched to harp. Within two years, Ashby was gigging in jazz, and in 1956 she ...Read full biography
In A Minor Groove
Released: 1958
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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While not the first male or female jazz harp player (Casper Reardon of Jack Teagarden's bands, Adele Girard performing with her husband Joe Marsala, or Corky Hale set precedents), Dorothy Ashby was the ...Read full review
The Jazz Harpist
Released: 1957
Label: Savoy Jazz
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Her first, and best, album has Frank Wess on flute. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi ...Read full review
More Dorothy Ashby albums: Main Albums (14), Compilations (5)
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