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The Jazz Harpist (feat. Frank Wess, Wendell Marshall, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Herman Wright, Art Taylor, John Tooley, Terry Pollard, Jimmy Cobb)

Dorothy Ashby

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Born: August 6, 1932 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

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 made her first recording as a leader. Between 1956-1970, she led ten albums for such labels as Savoy, Prestige, New Jazz, Argo, Jazzland, Atlantic, and Cadet, guested on...
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The Jazz Harpist (feat. Frank Wess, Wendell Marshall, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Herman Wright, Art Taylor, John Tooley, Terry Pollard, Jimmy Cobb), Dorothy Ashby
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  • $27.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Jun 01, 2012

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