Three And Four is jazz harpist Carol Robbins’ debut CD as a leader. This collection of jazz standards and one original is played with an outstanding group of musicians. Eight of the tracks feature world-class reedman Bob Sheppard playing tenor and soprano saxes and bass clarinet. The other five are played as trios and all feature Dave Stone on bass and Gordon Peeke on drums. This CD has received great reviews and is a must for your jazz collection. Producer Buddy Halligan has worked with musical greats Ray Charles, Anita baker, Freddy Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Barry White and Johnny cash.
Robbins, a student of jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby, has been honing her skills since her last CD by performing with her group in concert and in clubs in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. Robbins has been an integral part of Billy Childs ‘Jazz Chamber Ensemble for five years. Childs has just released the groups first CD “Lyric” which received a rave by John Kelman All About Jazz. Robbins has been called an “accomplished jazz artist” by Bob Perkins of WRTI in Philadelphia, a “fine bop-based player” by Scott Yanow and has been described as having a “considerable gift for lyricism” by ken Dryden in the All Music Guide. Robbins has recorded and performed with such artists as Brian Wilson, Bjork, Manhattan Transfer, Nina Simone, Dianne Reeves Cool And The Gang, and Sia.