Thursday, March 5, 2009


Afro-Harping - Dorothy Ashby

Rating: 8/10
Sound Quality: 320 kb/s
Format: Mp3
Record Label: Cadet
Year Released: 1968
Album Covers: Included
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Links: rapidshare

Note From Dada!
Αυτή η κυρία (σχετικά άγνωστη για τα μουσικά δεδομένα) που παίζει "μουσικό αργαλειό" ή απλούστερα άρπα, έχει καταφέρει να ενσωματώσει αυτό το ιδιαίτερο όργανο μέσα σε μια Soul, R & B , Jazz ατμόσφαίρα με έναν μαγικό τρόπο. Αυτός ο δίσκος είναι ίσως το καλύτερο "υφαντό" της...
Highly Recommended!

About Dorothy Ashby
Dorothy Ashby (August 6, 1932-April 13, 1986) was an American jazz harpist and composer. Along with Alice Coltrane, Ashby extended the popularization of Jazz harp past a novelty, showing how the instrument can be utilized seamlessly as much a Bebop instrument as the saxophone. Her albums were of the jazz genre, but often moved into R&B, World and other musics, especially on her 1970 album The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby, where she plays the Japanese musical instrument, the koto, demonstrating her talents on another instrument, and successfully integrating it into jazz.

Her musical legacy is great; music from her albums has been sampled numerously by hip hop musicians, ensuring her sound is heard often, though she is seldom recognized for her important contributions. Though marginalized by her singular instrument, Ashby is now recognized as a true musician of great skill and creativity.


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