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July 25, 2012

Review: Moraga – All About Jazz – Hrayr Attarian

By: Carol Robbins

July 25, 2012

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Carol Robbins: Moraga (2012) - By HRAYR ATTARIAN -- On Carol Robbins' Moraga—her fourth album as a leader— she follows in Ashby's footsteps by bringing a unique voice not only to the harp but also to the music as a whole.

June 30, 2012

Review: Moraga – All About Jazz – Edward Blanco

By: Carol Robbins

June 30, 2012

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Robbins' arrangement of Cole Porter's standard, "Every Time We Say Goodbye," is the highlight of the album. An original balladic piece to begin with, the voice of the harp makes this standard sound even more tender and soothing to the ear.

June 30, 2012

Review: Moraga – Jazz in Space

By: Carol Robbins

June 30, 2012

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"Moraga" is essential listening that illustrates why Robbins deserves major props for her astonishingly beautiful musicianship and her durable, original compositions.

June 14, 2012

Review: Moraga – BlogCritics

By: Carol Robbins

June 14, 2012

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Carol Robbins plays jazz. And if you think the harp has no place in the jazz combo, think again. Even a cursory listen to her new CD, Moraga, will show you just how wrong you are. Jazz chops are in the player; not in the instrument.

April 12, 2012

Review: Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble at Vitello’s – International Review of Music

By: Carol Robbins

April 12, 2012

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Opening with a unique recasting of Bill Evans’ “Waltz For Debby” (featuring rich, articulate soloing from harpist Robbins), the program proceeded to include such idiosyncratically titled Childs compositions as “Man Chasing the Horizon,” “The R  More...

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