Afro-Harping

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Afro-Harping
Studio album by Dorothy Ashby
Released 1968
Recorded February 1968
Ter Mar Studios, Chicago
Genre Jazz
Length 35:56
Label Cadet
LPS-809
Producer Richard Evans
Dorothy Ashby chronology
The Fantastic Jazz Harp of Dorothy Ashby
(1965)
Afro-Harping
(1968)
Dorothy's Harp
(1969)

Afro-Harping is an album by jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby recorded in 1968 and released on the Cadet label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Ron Wynn, in his review for Allmusic, calls the album "the best and most complete album done by jazz harpist (a rare style) Dorothy Ashby... She turned the harp into a lead instrument, and offered solos that were as tough and memorable as those done by any reed, brass, or percussion player.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dorothy Ashby except as indicated

  1. "Soul Vibrations" (Richard Evans) - 3:22
  2. "Games" - 3:57
  3. "Action Line" - 3:43
  4. "Lonely Girl" (Redd Evans, Neal Hefti, Jay Livingston) - 3:15
  5. "Life Has Its Trials" - 4:31
  6. "Afro-Harping" (Dorothy Ashby, Phil Upchurch) - 3:01
  7. "Little Sunflower" (Freddie Hubbard) - 3:47
  8. "Valley of the Dolls" (André Previn, Dory Previn) - 3:35
  9. "Come Live With Me" (Russ Carlyle, Mike Caranda, Ivan Washabaugh) - 2:39
  10. "The Look of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 4:06

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cadet Album Discography (1965-1971) accessed May 13, 2013
  2. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed May 13, 2013