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  • Personnel: Dorothy Ashby (harp); Richard Evans (arranger).
  • Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois in 1968. Includes liner notes by Del Shields.
  • The best and most complete album done by jazz harpist (a rare style) Dorothy Ashby. She didn't approach her instrument as if it were a gimmick, and she wasn't content to be a background/mood specialist. She turned the harp into a lead instrument, and offered solos that were as tough and memorable as those done by any reed, brass, or percussion player. ~ Ron Wynn
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The Wire (6/03, p.59) - "...It's a richly rewarding, highly accessible collection, a humid mix of exquisitely scored soul, jazz and funk arrangements over which Ashby's playing fans like an ocean breeze..."
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