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Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Collective play Dorothy Ashby & Alice Coltrane at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London.

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Featuring: Alina Bzhezhinska

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From; https://thejazzcafelondon.com/event/dorothy-ashby-alice-coltrane/


HIPHARPCOLLECTIVE PLAY
DOROTHY ASHBY & ALICE COLTRANE


GROUND FLOOR TABLES (DRINKS ONLY)
RESTAURANT TABLES


Tuesday 15th June


“Alina Bzhezhinska… a modern-day supremo, is the among the best contemporary harpists” Evening Standard


“…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.” ★★★★★, The Times


The sound of the harp has always held a special place in the world of jazz, and that’s down to the work of two artists alone; Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.


Despite both using the same instrument, their musicality and approach to the craft differed immensely. Ashby’s sound ranged from the trad to the plaintive, with standout albums Hip Harp, Afro Harping and Django/ Misty, plus The Swinging Harp of Dorothy Ashby (which turns 60 years old this year), across her oeuvre showcasing the harp’s versatility.


By contrast, the harp for Coltrane worked as an extension of her profound spirituality, whilst also indulging her avant-garde tendencies as heard on her magnum opus, Journey in Satchidananda.


Putting together the bespoke show will be London based harpist Alina Bzhezhinska and her collective Hip Harp.


Line Up:
Alina Bzhezhinska – Harp
Tony Kofi – Saxophone
Mikele Montolli – Electric Bass
Adam Teixeira – Drums


LINE UP
Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Collective


PRICE
Ground Floor (Drinks Only): £12.50
Restaurant: £15-20


DOORS
19:00-22:30

 

5 Parkway,
Camden, London
NW1 7PG.