In a Minor Groove

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In a Minor Groove
In a Minor Groove.jpg
Studio album by Dorothy Ashby with Frank Wess
Released 1958
Recorded September 19, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8209
Producer Bob Weinstock
Dorothy Ashby chronology
Hip Harp
(1958)Hip Harp1958
In a Minor Groove
Dorothy Ashby
(1961)Dorothy Ashby1961

In a Minor Groove (also released as Dorothy Ashby Plays for Beautiful People) is an album by jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby recorded in 1958 and released on the New Jazz label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic reviewed the album awarding it 4½ stars stating "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".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dorothy Ashby except as indicated

  1. "Rascallity" – 3:54
  2. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (Cole Porter) – 3:59
  3. "It's a Minor Thing" – 3:56
  4. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 4:22
  5. "Bohemia After Dark" (Oscar Pettiford) – 6:19
  6. "Taboo" (Margarita Lecuona, Bob Russell) – 6:15
  7. "Autumn in Rome" (Sammy Cahn, Alessandro Cicognini, Paul Weston) – 5:33
  8. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 4:58




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 9, 2013
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed May 9, 2013

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