Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess Hip Harp Import LP (Clear Vinyl)

Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess

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Extremely Limited Clear Vinyl LP - Only 300 Copies!
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Sowing Records present a reissue of Hip Harp by Dorothy Ashby with Frank Wess, originally released in 1958. 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 or Roy Haynes on drums, Ashby creates a unique combination of deeply jazz elements expressed through a totally new sound. Clear vinyl; edition of 300.


  • Limited Edition - 300 Copies
  • Clear Vinyl
  • Import


Dorothy Ashby harp
Frank Wess flute
Herman Wright bass
Art Taylor drums
Roy Haynes drums


Side A:

  1. Pawky
  2. Moonlight In Vermont
  3. Back Talk

Side B:

  1. Dancing In The Dark
  2. Charmaine
  3. Jollity
  4. There's A Small Hotel

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