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Jazz Play

Label: Jazzcats
Released: 2006
Track listing: Buddy's Bite; O Grande Amour; Still Light; The Meaning of the Blues; Darcy's Waltz; Tangier; Emilia; Don't Look Back; The Cribbler; Skating in Central Park; Sollevare; I'm Old Fashioned; Sambolero.

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Carol Robbins: Jazz Play

Read "Jazz Play" reviewed by Elliott Simon


Close in timbre to a guitar but with a much wider scope and open feel, the concert harp can both thrill with sheets of sound and soothe with delicate nuance. There is all this and more on Jazz Play. Harpist Carol Robbins places her instrument in the midst of a jazz ensemble for a most agreeable ...

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Carol Robbins: Jazz Play

Read "Jazz Play" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The harp makes one of its rare appearances in jazz in the hands of Carol Robbins on Jazz Play. She also wrote several of the tunes on this recording and included some standards. And where does that place the music? Right in the mainstream, with some softer shades of what is known as contemporary jazz. The ...

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Carol Robbins: Jazz Play

Read "Jazz Play" reviewed by John Kelman


In the second Dirty Harry movie, Magnum Force, the catchphrase of Clint Eastwood's Inspector Callahan is “A man's got to know his limitations. Over the past decade, harpist Carol Robbins has attempted to defy the preconceived limitations of her instrument. She's employed the harp--surely one of the most unwieldy of instruments--in a jazz setting, despite inherent ...

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Carol Robbins: Jazz Play

Read "Jazz Play" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Un suono angelico come quello dell'arpa ha spesso ammaliato gli ascoltatori della musica classica, ma ha raramente trovato spazio nel mondo del jazz (si possono ricordare due ottime musiciste come Dorothy Ashby e Debora Henson-Conant). Carol Robbins ci prova con virtuosismo e senza dubbio riesce nell'ardua impresa di mettere gli accenti nel posto giusto per dare ...

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Carol Robbins: Jazz Play

Read "Jazz Play" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


There's a reason mythology puts the harp in the hands of angels. The instrument's lushness shimmers, light and untethered, a beautiful, silvery sound, floating in the clouds. But does that dynamic make for good jazz? The same question nags at the “with strings" genre, in spite of master works there by Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Art ...

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Jazz Play

Label: Jazzcats
Released: 2005
Track listing: Buddy's Bite; O Grande Amour; Still Light; The Meaning of the Blues; Darcy's Waltz; Tangier; Emilia; Don't Look Back; The Cribbler; Skating in Central Park; Sollevare; I'm Old Fashioned; Sambolero.


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