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Harold Ashby Quartet With Mulgrew Miller, Rufus Reid And Ben Riley - What Am I Here For? (1992)

Harold Ashby Quartet With Mulgrew Miller, Rufus Reid And Ben Riley - What Am I Here For? (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 360.15 Mb | 1:09:17 | Covers
Mainstream Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

It shouldn't be surprising that Harold Ashby has a decidedly Ellington slant to this CD. A tenor saxophonist in the mold of Ben Webster (who first introduced him to the maestro) Ashby was a frequent substitute on call until he replaced the departed Jimmy Hamilton in 1968, where he remained until the year after Ellington's death. On this relatively rare date as a leader, the veteran devotes half of his program to music from the vast Ellington repertoire, including a strutting take of "What Am I Here For?" and a lush treatment of "Mood Indigo" that initially features Mulgrew Miller's old-fashioned stride piano and Rufus Reid's arco bass in unison with Ashby.

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958/2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 6, 2017
Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958/2017)

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 15 | 75:07 min | 172 Mb
Style: Jazz, Harp | Label: Doxy

This LP brings together for the first time, HIP HARP and IN A MINOR GROOVE, the two albums recorded in 1958 by the legendary jazz harpist and polistrumentist Dorothy Ashby. Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound.
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping (1968) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping (1968) {2003 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 232 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: jazz

Afro-Harping is the 1968 album by harpist Dorothy Ashby. Originally released on Cadet Records in 1968, this CD was released on 25 March, 2003 by the Verve Music Group.
Harold Ashby - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1992) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Harold Ashby - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (1992) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 410 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 266 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6376
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Harold Ashby's a tremendous tenorist – almost like Von Freeman or Buck Hill, in that he had years of experience before getting a bit of wider experience on records – thanks to albums like this! The set's got Ashby's great raspy tone in perfect formation with a trio led by pianist Horace Parlan – himself experiencing a big new wave of exposure at the time, on some of his other Timeless sessions, which marked a move to spacious, more tradition-filled playing – which makes him a great partner for Ashby on this set!

Juliette Ashby - Over + Over (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 25, 2015
Juliette Ashby - Over + Over (2015)

Juliette Ashby - Over + Over (2015)
Soul, Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:37 | 101 MB
Label: SoulShack - OMiP | Release Year: 2015

If you’ve not yet heard the name Juliette Ashby, you soon will. A singer-songwriter from London, Juliette has a beautifully soulful voice, which is put to great use with an irresistible mix of R&B, Reggae and Neo-Soul.

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958)  Music

Posted by intothe at Jan. 13, 2010
Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958)

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 385 MB | full artwork
Fantasy (1992) | 74:10 | RAR with 5% recovery
Dorothy Ashby - The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby - 1965 @320 CD

Dorothy Ashby - The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby - 1965
Cover | Mp3 320 kbps rip with ITUNES | 76,3 MB
1965 Atlantic

Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping  Music

Posted by bartel75 at Jan. 26, 2009
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping

Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping [1968]
APE & MP3 + CUE + LOG | TT 36:00 | Full artwork @ 300dpi
APE = 220 mb | MP3 (vbr lame "–preset standard") = 54 mb
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Groove

Whenever you don't know what to play, reach for this recording.
Hozan Yamamoto - Beautiful Bamboo-Flute (1971) {Universal Japan}

Hozan Yamamoto - Beautiful Bamboo-Flute (1971) {Universal Japan}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans | 264MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp.
Michel Legrand & Noel Harrison: The Thomas Crown Affair - Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Expanded 2014

Michel Legrand & Noel Harrison: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Expanded Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack, Limited Edition 2014

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 419 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Quartet | # QR158 | 01:10:29

Quartet Records and MGM are proud to present the world premiere release of Michel Legrand’s complete original soundtrack from the highly sophisticated 1968 thriller The Thomas Crown Affair, the story of a Boston millionaire who puts together an insurance scam by committing holdups against himself. Brilliantly directed by Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heat of the Night, The Cincinnati Kid), and starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, the film enjoyed great critical and commercial success and has become an icon of sixties style—known for its agile and surprising editing (by Hal Ashby), Pablo Ferro’s designs, the hot chemistry between Dunaway and McQueen, the costumes, and, of course, the music. Having just moved to Los Angeles after the success of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Michel Legrand (The Young Girls of Rochefort, Summer of ’42, Yentl, Never Say Never Again), infused his music with a new, fresh and never-before-heard style, mixing influences of jazz, pop, Baroque and Stravinsky. It was sophisticated and chic—and worked perfectly with the film.