Artist: Ashley Wey
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
01. She’s No Lady
03. One More Day
06. Just Squeeze Me
07. Initially and Finally
With three critically acclaimed albums to her credit, this will be Ashley Wey’s first album of primarily original music. Hummingbird is a genre bending album melding Jazz, Pop, Drum ‘n’ Bass, and Hip Hop. Wey seamlessly blends her roots in acoustic music and the jazz tradition with electronic influences, pop writing, and a modern edge.
This album brings together material written over a 15 year period including songs that have been waiting for the right combination of performers to bring them to life.
The album and title track’s namesake came from a backstage conversation with Lisa Fisher (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet From Stardom) when the Ashley Wey Trio opened for her in Victoria in 2018.
Ashley wrote a song inspired by the great Lisa Fischer for this show, and it was titled by Lisa Fischer herself! The title track Hummingbird was Ashley’s reflection of Lisa Fischer’s essence in her eyes.
Wey now continues to see Hummingbirds everyday from her studio window and pulls inspiration from this incredible strong little beautiful bird.
While Ashley continues to earn respect in the jazz world, her unique genre-bending sound is what sets her apart as she masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy. True expression.