Categories Archives: Performance Review

September 24, 2012

Review: Carol Robbins Sextet at Vitello’s – International Review of Music

By: Carol Robbins

September 24, 2012

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Live Jazz: The Carol Robbins Sextet Upstairs at Vitello’s By Don Heckman. September 24, 2012 Among the many instruments listed in jazz polls as “miscellaneous,” the harp is surely one of the most rare participants. As unlikely an actual jazz voice   More...

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...

November 18, 2011

Review: Billy Childs Chamber Jazz Ensemble at Ronnie Scott’s – iJHF

By: Carol Robbins

November 18, 2011

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Live at Ronnie Scott's London. Very unique in this line-up is the harp. Although ‘unique’ might not be the right term, because the harp takes to Child's musical vocabulary like a duck to water. Childs’ compositional style is to be described as conte  More...

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