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  Наименование CD :
   In A Minor Groove



Год издания : 1958/2007

Компания звукозаписи : Prestige

Музыкальный стиль : Cool, Hard Bop

Время звучания : 1:15:15

Код CD : PCD-24120-2 (0 2521-85420-2)

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Small Orchestra - Bop)      

Recorded September 19, 1958.

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 very best and most swinging performer on the multi-stringed instrument associated with the gates of heaven. Here on Earth, Ashby adeptly plucked and strummed the harp like nobody else, as evidenced on this single CD reissue containing her two best LPs for the Prestige and Prestige/New Jazz labels from 1958 - Hip Harp and In a Minor Groove. Alongside her prior efforts for the Savoy label, they collectively represent a small but substantive discography for the Detroit native in small group settings. With the exceptional flute sounds produced by Frank Wess, the combo plays music that is oriented via a unique sonic palate, further enhanced by the principals in the standards and originals they have chosen. Fellow Detroiter Herman Wright is here on bass, with duties split between legendary drummers Art Taylor and Roy Haynes, who place particular emphasis on subtle brushwork. Of course, the watchword of Ashby's sound is elegance, as she and Wess weave magical threads of gold and silver through standards like the circular and pristine "Moonlight in Vermont," the dramatic, slow "Yesterdays," or the sad "Alone Together." In a more Baroque or chamber setting, "Charmain" and "It's a Minor Thing" have Wess and Ashby thinking on a regal or Grecian platform. The variety on this collection is impressive, as you hear cinematic bluesy proclamations on "Autumn in Rome," striking mystery in "Taboo," mischievous and sly winks during "Rascallity," and a sexy calypso-to-swing beat as "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" unfolds. Two originals of Ashby's stand out - the well swung, blues based yet exotic "Pawky" with the singularly unique flute of Wess, and the delicate but decisive "Jollity" that moves along nicely. Of course these are straight-ahead mainstream jazz musicians, and you also get a soaring, clean version of the tricky "Bohemia After Dark" and "Dancing in the Dark," where Ashby's harp acts like a rhythm guitar. In fact, it is this aspect of Ashby's performing style that sets her apart from being a singular or simplistic crystalline melodic implement. Then add to this element that Wess is so acutely fine tuned to pure tonal discourse simply by the nature of his instrument, and can carry the load by himself. This is a delightful package that deserves further recognition as a project unique to jazz and modern music, perfectly showcasing Dorothy Ashby as an individualist for the ages.

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

Art Taylor (Drums)
Gene Wright (Bass)
Herman Wright (Bass)
Roy Haynes (Drums)


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   1 Pawky         0:07:08 Dorothy Ashby, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   2 Moonlight In Vermont     T       0:05:17 John Blackburn / Karl Suessdorf, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   3 Back Talk         0:05:08 Dorothy Ashby, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   4 Dancing In The Dark     T       0:04:46 Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   5 Charmaine         0:04:05 Lew Pollack / Erno Rapee, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   6 Jollity         0:03:38 Dorothy Ashby, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   7 There's A Small Hotel         0:05:53 Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   8 Rascallity         0:03:54 Dorothy Ashby, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   9 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To         0:04:00 Cole Porter, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   10 It's A Minor Thing         0:03:56 Dorothy Ashby, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   11 Yesterdays     T       0:04:23 Otto Harbach / Jerome Kern, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   12 Bohemia After Dark         0:06:20 Oscar Pettiford, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   13 Taboo         0:06:16 Margarita Lecuona / Bob Russell, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   14 Autumn In Rome         0:05:33 Sammy Cahn / Alessandro Cicognini / Paul Weston, Performed By Dorothy Ashby
   15 Alone Together         0:04:58 Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz, Performed By Dorothy Ashby

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 T   'щелкнуть' - переход к тексту композиции.

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