—by Carol Robbins
I was asked to play for a charity banquet at a local Jewish temple. The group consisted of the leader on piano, a violinist, and me on harp. The pianist informed me that Stevie Wonder was expected to be in attendance. Of course, I am a huge fan. A few months prior, I had the privilege of performing in the orchestra with him at the Hollywood Bowl. One of the songs, “If It’s Magic,” featured many moments with just harp and voice. This was particularly special to me because my beloved late mentor Dorothy Ashby created and recorded the harp part for this song.