Harold Ashby

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Harold Ashby (March 21, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri – June 13, 2003 in New York City) was a jazz tenor saxophonist. He is perhaps known for his work with Duke Ellington's band (having replaced Jimmy Hamilton in 1968) and stylistic similarities with Ben Webster.[1]

He worked as a freelance musician after leaving the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1975, and took part in various reunions of Ellington alumni, as well as recording and gigging with his own bands.[2]


  • On the Sunny Side of the Street (Timeless, 1992)

With Ben Webster

With Paul Gonsalves


  1. ^ "Bio: Harold Ashby". Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. p. 22. ISBN 0-141-00646-3. 

External links[edit]

Recorded interview about his life.