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January 17, 2017

REVIEW: Taylor Street — Scott Albin – amazon.com

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January 17, 2017

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5.0 out of 5 stars A jazz harpist of exquisite taste and perception By Scott Albin on January 4, 2017 Format: Audio CD Carol Robbins studied with Dorothy Ashby, one of the pioneers in establishing the harp as a suitable and beneficial instrument in the ja  More...

December 2, 2016

REVIEW: Taylor Street – Audiophile Audition

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December 2, 2016

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Carol Robbins – Taylor Street – Jazzcatsby Audiophile Audition/ December 1, 2016/ Jazz CD Reviews Carol Robbins – Taylor Street – Jazzcats JCTS109 53:45 ****: An exploratory and melodic outing.   (Carol Robbins – harp; Billy Childs – pian  More...

November 14, 2016

REVIEW: Taylor Street – Midwest Record: Chris Spector

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November 14, 2016

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It’s nice to see the spirit of Dorothy Ashby kept alive and well. The title tracks pays tribute to the Little Italy section of Chicago, so even if this was recorded in LA with top session jazzbos, the heartbeat of Chi remains at the core. Played as   More...

November 14, 2016

REVIEW: Taylor Street – Musical Memoirs: Dee Dee McNeil

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November 14, 2016

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The harp is such a lovely, ethereal instrument. I was eager to hear what Ms. Robbins would bring to this jazz recording featuring her harp. The lineup of iconic West Coast musicians is impressive and I suspected I was in for a treat. I was correct. From t  More...

November 14, 2016

REVIEW: Taylor Street – All About Jazz: Roger Farbey

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November 14, 2016

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In the context of jazz, the harp is a rare instrument indeed and there are proportionately few players in the field. Two exponents of this rare art are Alice Coltrane and the British harpist David Snell whose library composition “International Fligh  More...

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