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Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby Plays For Beautiful People


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This fundamental focus would enable Ashby to distinguish herself not only in jazz, but to become the premiere harp studio musician in world in the seventies and eighties. She was the go to person if you wanted to incorporate a harp into a song in a studio setting. Her musical work endures not only on her own recordings but in the musical libraries of the artists she worked with. She also personally instructed young harpists and inspired musicians to this day.

In the s she was an educator in the Detroit school system that developed curriculums to educate school children about not only the importance of jazz and harp playing but about the culture and history of the African American people.

During this turbulent time she developed some of the early African American History programs to be taught to elementary school children. She was commended by her fellow educators in the Detroit school system for her achievements in education.

Ashby did not limit her music expression to jazz music alone. She also performed in the areas of classical, gospel and folk music.

In the early s during the time of the folk music era, Dorothy Ashby not only sang traditional African American and international folk music, but she hosted a radio show in the Detroit area that featured folk music as well as jazz music.

Against significant odds Dorothy Ashby also produced theatrical productions which provided expression of the African American culture in the s in a world before the Internet and before cable TV when access to audiences was far more difficult to achieve than it is today. Television and radio production was much more tightly controlled by the predominant culture during this time. There was no Black Entertainment Network in In the s as part of the explosion of African-American self expression and culture that Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby Plays For Beautiful People birthed as an outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement, there was also a sudden outburst of African American theater groups across the United States.

Dorothy Ashby together with her husband, John Ashby produced a number of plays that celebrated and illustrated the new sense of African American pride and culture that El Anthony I Want To Be Together With You along with the demonstrations and civil unrest that were prevalent at the time.

Blondie Giorgio Moroder Call Me Night Drive of the records and artifacts that Dorothy Ashby left behind are still being studied so there may be other aspects to her life that have not yet been revealed to the general public but at this point it is clear that her efforts to impact and inform the world throughout her Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby Plays For Beautiful People extended beyond her considerable achievements as a jazz harpist.

Critic Scott Yannow writes, "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. Even as a young Various Hits 3 The Album, Dorothy would provide support and background to their Lal Mohd Iqbal Dhamaka by playing the piano.

Don't Tell Me! NPR Shop. When she plays some mid-tempo scooting-along tune, all the stock riffage and jazz bravado common on so many '50s records disappears. Leading her chamber Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby Plays For Beautiful People, she operates in an unassuming way, leaping through intricate arpeggios that no other jazz instrumentalist could attempt.

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  1. Apr 11,  · Check out In A Minor Groove by Frank Wess & Dorothy Ashby on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on creature666.deinfo(12).
  2. Aug 07,  · In a Minor Groove, an Album by Dorothy Ashby and Frank Wess. Released in January on New Jazz (catalog no. NJLP ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Cool Jazz, Hard Bop. Featured peformers: Dorothy Ashby (harp), Frank Wess (flute), Herman Wright (bass), Roy Haynes (drums), Bob Weinstock (producer), Rudy Van Gelder (engineer), Esmond Edwards (cover design, photography)/5(2).
  3. She played with Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman, among others. In Downbeat magazine's annual poll of best jazz performers included Ashby. Extending her range of interests and talents, she also worked with her husband on a theater company, the Ashby Players, which her husband founded in Detroit, and for which Dorothy often wrote the scores.
  4. Review by Michael G. Nastos 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.
  5. Jul 21,  · Hip Harp / Dorothy Ashby Plays for Beautiful People Licensed to YouTube by Believe Music (on behalf of Universe Remasterings); LatinAutor - .
  6. Apr 02,  · “Bohemia After Dark” Displays Ashby’s Astonishing Ability to Play the Harp as a Rhythm Instrument First Domestic Vinyl Reissue Taken from Original Mono Tapes, not the Re-Channeled and Reshuffled Tracks That Showed Up on Prestige’s Later Repackaging Called Dorothy Ashby Plays for .
  7. Dorothy Ashby was probably the greatest-and certainly the most swinging-jazz harpist of all time, re-purposing an instrument best known for ethereal glissandos into a fully versatile voice in combo settings, capable of providing both instrumental embroidery and rhythmic creature666.deinfo: ASHBY,DOROTHY / WESS,FRANK.
  8. Dorothy Ashby: Dorothy Ashby Plays For Beautiful People ‎ (LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige: PR , PRST US: Unknown: Sell This Version.
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