Dorothy Ashby The Rubáiyát Of Dorothy Ashby
Released on the Cadet label in 1970, this album’s wondrous mix of spiritual and funky jazz and unique instrumentation defy categorization. Harpist Ashby adds the koto, a 13-stringed Japanese instrument to her arsenal, and her long-time arranger Richard Evans blends flutes, vibraphone, oboe, kalimba and Ashby’s own vocals into a singular and soul-affirming set.
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A1 Myself When Young
A2 For Some We Loved
A3 Wax and Wane
A5 Wine The Infidel
B2 Joyful Grass and Grape
B3 Shadow Shapes
B4 Heaven And Hell
B5 The Moving Finger
Dorothy Ashby – harp, koto, vocals / Lenny Druss – flute, oboe, piccolo flute (tracks 1-5 & 10) / Cliff Davis – alto saxophone (track 10) / Stu Katz – vibraphone (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 & 8-10) / Cash McCall – guitar (track 10) /
Fred Katz – kalimba (tracks 2, 3 & 10) / Ed Green – violin (track 2) / Orchestra arranged and conducted by Richard Evans