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Larry Kart

Harold Ashby

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Deeply indebted to Ben Webster (with a bit of Lockjaw stirred in), Ashby was yet his own man and a subtle, thinking, swinging player with, a la Ben,  a rare gift for intimacy. This is a nice one, with Horace Parlan, Wayne Dockery, and drummer Steve McRaven, who's a bit to happy with the accents from time to time, but no matter. You'll be, or should be, pleased by how personally Ashby phrases familiar tunes like "Satin Doll," "There Is No Greater Love," and "These Foolish Things."

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Thanks for this recommendation, Larry.  I've always enjoyed Ashby's playing on the later-period Ellington records.

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I'll second Larry's recommendation and add this one which has fine work from Norman Simmons.

 

 

 

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This is the Harold Ashby CD that I particularly like.51PcsjNmbhL._AC_UY218_ML3_.jpg

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The Black & Blue ain`t too shabby either ....

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