Dorothy Ashby and Frank Wess – In a Minor Groove

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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.

“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.” – Michael G. Nastos/AllMusic.

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

Dorothy Ashby – harp
Frank Wess – flute
Herman Wright – bass
Roy Haynes – drums


Released: 1958
Recorded: September 19, 1958
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Length 39:16
Label: New Jazz
NJLP 8209
Producer: Bob Weinstock