Writings About Music

Index by Subject

for Writings about Music by Michael Robinson

 

A

Academia, Eleanor

One Dot World

 

Aguilera, Christina

Awesome Christina

 

Akbar the Great

One Nature of Collaboration

 

Albert, Marv

Mellifluous Marv

 

Altman, Leonard

Music Rescuer

Patelson's Crossroads

 

Amram, David

Forever Young Man River

In the Light of Your Moon

Out of the Wilderness: David Amram Leads

Red Coffee Cup

 

Arel, Bulent

Concord Columbo

 

Armstrong, Louis

Just Amazing

 

B

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Lilac Dawn

Phantom Puppet Poetry: Vladimir's Vicissitudes

Sounds from Silence

Two-Part Inventiveness

 

Baker, Chet

Clint Eastwood and Music

I’m Getting Sentimental Over You Unsentimentally

 

Barnatan, Inon

The Sounds of Music

 

Bartz, Gary

Manhattan Smoke and Miracle Mile Incense

 

Basketball (NBA)

Human Counterpoint: The Music of NBA Basketball

Mellifluous Marv

Steph Curry, the Prophet of Basketball

 

Basquiat, Jean-Michel

Composer Morning Hair and A Painter

 

Beach Boys

Wooden Ships

 

Beatles, the

Beatles Curry

Charukeshi In Lahaina: An Evening With George Harrison

The Mystery of the Beatles’ Musical Origin Solved

Wisdom From the Beatles

Wooden Ships

 

Becker, Walter

Velvet Air

 

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Beethoven’s Blog

Decoding A Bacchus from Bonn and A Visionary from Varanasi

Phantom Puppet Poetry: Vladimir's Vicissitudes

 

Bell, Cynthia

Hear and Now Interview

 

Bennett, Tony

Nightclub Dream

 

Berlin, Irving

A Song Born For Me

Coincidences Abounding

 

Bernstein, Leonard

East West Side Story

Extemporaneously

Lee and Leonard

Maria Improvisation

 

Berry, Chuck

Promised Land

Source and Sorcerer

 

Bhattacharya, Indranil

Maihar Gharana

 

Black, Samantha

New Music Smorgasbord Interview

 

Boulez, Pierre

Gratitude for Pierre Boulez

 

Brooks, Mel

Jerry and Buddy

 

Browne, Jackson

Surrendering

 

Brubeck, Dave

Year of the Monkey 1920 - Shankar, Parker and Brubeck

 

Buchanan, Catharine

Batiked by an Apsara

 

Bushnell, Nolan

Priceless Musical Gems: Emile, Ikutaro, Nolan, Alex and Al

 

C

Cage, John

Beginning Composition

Eagle Rock

Michael Robinson, John Cage and Digital Music

Rushing Comes From the Devil

September Response

Stupendous in Invention

What John Cage Was Really Getting At

 

Carozza, Alex

Priceless Musical Gems: Emile, Ikutaro, Nolan, Alex and Al

 

Carter, Betty

Alone Together

 

Charles, Ray

Alone Together

 

Chatterjee, Anindo

Divine Inspiration: Anindo Chatterjee

Frank Sinatra Reveals the Secret of Music

Three Suns

 

Chaudhuri, Swapan

Astonishing Auditory Auteur: Silence Is Emboldened

Three Suns

Voyage of Life

Whole Lotta Tabla

 

Chowning, John

The Search For A New Instrument

 

Collins, Judy

Lips and Music Wed

 

Coltrane, John

Clint Eastwood and Music

Coltrane Was Being Candid

Glad To Learn

Into A Newborn Day

Louis Prima and John Coltrane by Way of Benny Goodman

Music Out of This World

Stupendous in Invention

Tenor Madness

 

Cooke, Sam

The Mystery of the Beatles’ Musical Origin Solved

 

Copland, Aaron

Spring and Spring

 

Corea, Chick

Gadd's Glow

Six Seas

 

Cream

Pulchritudinious Brewers

 

Crosby, David

Wooden Ships

Triad and Triads

 

D

Davis, Miles

Over Chicken Soup

 

Davis, Richard

for tangerines and oranges and mangos

 

Dawson, Alan

Conflagrating Rag and Tal

 

Debussy, Claude

Gratitude for Pierre Boulez

Six Seas

 

de Chirico, Giorgio

Six Seas

Dark Yellow

 

DeJohnette, Jack

Conflagrating Rag and Tal

 

Desmond, Paul

Deciphering Desmond

Janis Joplin and the Houseguest

Year of the Monkey 1920 - Shankar, Parker and Brubeck

 

Dogg, Snoop

The Forgotten Pot

 

Doors, The

Composer Morning Hair and A Painter

Heavenly In Its Brilliance

Indian Summer in Forests of Azure

Riders On the Storm

The Doors

Took A Look Around

Wooden Ships

 

Dylan, Bob

American Triptych

Gently Waking

His Has I Me Mine Ours

Melody of Words

Nautical Moccasin Elusive Blues

Rasa Mining

Silhouetted by the Sea

Songs by a Malibu Musician Saint

Thoughts So Sublime: Helen Vendler Invents

Two Of A Kind

Vision-Mathematical Music

 

E

Eastwood, Clint

Clint Eastwood and Music

 

Einstein, Albert

Coexistence Equation

 

Ellis, Don

Don and George Thanksgiving

 

Evans, Bill

A Musical Hypothesis: Liberace and Bill Evans

A Trance of Relaxation

How High the Moon: Eliot Zigmund and Bill Evans

Luminous Ecstasy: the Music of Bill Evans

 

F

Feldman, Morton

Music of Reflexive Adjusts

Sea Changes

 

Fitzgerald, Ella

I’m Getting Sentimental Over You Unsentimentally

Raga and Soul

 

Franklin, Aretha

A Vision In Rainbow

 

Funes, Don

So What

 

G

Gadd, Steve

Gadd's Glow

 

Gann, Kyle

Six Seas: Conlon, Charles, Claude, Charlie, Chick and de Chirico

 

Garcia, Jerry

Dark Star Reborn

 

Garland, Red

Ethereal Ebony

 

Gaye, Marvin

His Wisdom

 

Gensel, John Garcia

Rev. John Garcia Gensel

 

Getz, Stan

Beyond Forgetting: Stan Getz Ascends

Coltrane Was Being Candid

So What

Transcendental Consolidation

 

Gillespie, Dizzy

Bird and Dizzy Music Blitzkrieg

Dizzying Art

Pristine Atmospheres

The Summer Kisses

 

Ginsberg, Allen

Allen and William and James

Jazz Beyond Jazz

Thelonious and Allen Refect

 

Goodman, Benny

Louis Prima and John Coltrane by Way of Benny Goodman

 

Gomez, Eddie

Gadd's Glow

 

Grateful Dead

Dark Star Reborn

 

H

Hammerstein II, Oscar

Into A Newborn Day: Words Inspiring Jazz

 

Haridas

Haridas and Shivkumar

One Nature of Collaboration

 

Harris, Ratzo

Reconstructing Ratzo’s Reflexivity

 

Harrison, George

A Dream of Love

Charukeshi In Lahaina: An Evening With George Harrison

Gently Waking

His Has I Me Mine Ours

The Mystery of the Beatles’ Musical Origin Solved

Wooden Ships

 

Hart, Lorenz (Larry)

I'll Take Larry

Into A Newborn Day

Love Stands Still

 

Hitler, Adolf

Sounds from Silence

 

Hines, Earl "Fatha"

Earl and Conlon

 

Horowitz, Vladimir

Phantom Puppet Poetry: Vladimir's Vicissitudes

 

Hospers, Al

Priceless Musical Gems: Emile, Ikutaro, Nolan, Alex and Al

 

Hussain, Ali Ahmad

Weaving A Cosmic Rug

 

Hussain, Zakir

Familiar Flourish

The Instrument Is Alive Interview

Three Suns

With Three Teachers: Steve Reich, Zakir Hussain & Lee Konitz

 

I

Ives, Charles

Six Seas

 

J

Jablonski, Peter

Michael Robinson, John Cage and Digital Music

First Album Resurrection

Remembering Peter

Transfigured Night Interview

 

Jackson, Michael

That Rhythm Dance You Into Sunlight

 

Jairazbhoy, Nazir Ali

Finding Nazir

Magical Times

Velvet Air

 

Jasraj, Pandit

The Perfect Notes Interview

The Sun of Music

Together They Make Music

 

Jefferson Airplane

Wooden Ships

 

Jobs, Steve

One and Won

 

John, Elton

And Now She's In Me, Always With Me

 

Johnson, Reggie

Patelson's Crossroads

Pointers Becoming An Appreciation

Priceless Musical Gems

Sea Changes

 

Jones, Brian

Sharing A Paragraph With Brian Jones

 

Jones, Elvin

Conflagrating Rag and Tal

 

Jones, Quincy

That Rhythm Dance You Into Sunlight

 

Joplin, Janis

Janis Joplin and the Houseguest

 

Jor, Jorge Ben

Mas que Nada

 

Joyce, James

Allen and William and James

 

K

Kakehashi, Ikutaro

Priceless Musical Gems: Emile, Ikutaro, Nolan, Alex and Al

The Search For A New Musical Instrument

 

Kantner, Paul

Wooden Ships

 

Kern, Jerome

Into A Newborn Day: Words Inspiring Jazz

 

Kesey, Ken

Velvet Air

 

Khan, Aashish

Under Jakaranda Skies

 

Khan, Allauddhin

Maihar Gharana

 

Konitz, Lee

A Momentous 'Round Midnight

A Trance of Relaxation

Above the World: Manhattan in June with Lee

American Triptych

Beyond the Crowd: Lee Konitz

Beyond Cool

Bird Flight Meruvina Nirvana

Chess Not Checkers

Conflagrating Rag and Tal

Counting Konitz Letters

Cultural-Lee

Exemplars from Konitz and Tristano by Way of India

Extemporaneously

I’m Getting Sentimental Over You Unsentimentally

Jazz Swim

Just Amazing

Keeping the History of Jazz Real

Konitz Coin Ring

Lee and Leonard

Music Out of This World

Nightclub Dream

Over Chicken Soup

Pointers Becoming An Appreciation

Sounds from Silence

Stupendous in Invention

The Miracle of Improvising: Lee Konitz Interview

The Summer Kisses

Vocal-Lee: Lee Konitz Singing Jazz Standards

With Three Teachers: Steve Reich, Zakir Hussain & Lee Konitz

 

Krieger, Robby

Riders On the Storm

 

Kumar, Niladri

Familiar Flourish

 

L

Lanza, Jessy

Apollonic Radiance

Rajasthani Spring

 

Law, Therese

Lips and Music Wed

Yeats and Law

 

Led Zeppelin

Jaded Juggarnauts

Pulchritudinious Brewers

 

Lennon, John

Greatest Composer, The

John Lennon's Musical Intuition

 

Levy, Lou

Breakfast with Frank

Nightclub Dream

 

Liberace, Wladziu Valentino

A Musical Hypothesis: Liberace and Bill Evans

 

Lizst, Franz

Carnelian Compass

The Sun of Music

 

Los Angeles

This Mild Equator

 

M

Machaut, Guillaume de

Lucknow Shimmer

Ocean Avenue

Our Collective Solitude and Beyond

Sea Changes

 

Magnus, Johnny

Refined Resplendence

 

Manzarek, Ray

Extremes

Indian Summer in Forests of Azure

Meeting Manzarek

Pointers Becoming An Appreciation

Riders On the Storm

The Doors

 

Martin, George

Always Within and Never Without You

Charukeshi in Lahaina: An Evening with George Harrison

 

Masciarelli, Rollan

Recommendation Letter From Rollan Masciarelli

Wellspring of Joy

 

McLean, Jackie

Conflagrating Rag and Tal

Jackie's Jazz

Frank Sinatra Reveals the Secret of Music

 

Mealey, Philip

Patelson's Crossroads

 

Minimalism

Moving Past

Transpicuous Nebulosity

 

Mishra, Ramesh

Astonishing Auditory Auteur: Silence Is Emboldened

 

Mitchell, Joni

Shakti's Chanteuse: Joni Mitchell

 

Monk, Thelonious

Thelonious and Allen Refect

 

Morgan, Neil "Poppy"

Kindly Grasshopper

Songs by a Malibu Musician Saint

 

Mountain

Pulchritudinious Brewers

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Mozart and Mockingbirds

 

Music Composition

Beginning Composition

Composing with Ragas and Technology

Deploying Energy

Fence Sounds

Gratitude for Pierre Boulez

Manhattan Smoke and Miracle Mile Incense

Meruvina

Music for Rain

Music of Reflexive Adjusts

Painting Raga Composition Junction

The Forgotten Pot

The Search For A New Instrument

Transpicuous Nebulosity

Triad and Triads

Uneven Streets

When A Negative Brews A Positive

White Jade Floating: Time in Music

 

Music Improvisation

Conflagrating Rag and Tal

Reconstructing Ratzo’s Reflexivity

You Say Hindustani I Say North India

 

N

Nancarrow, Conlon

Earl and Conlon

Roll Over Nancarrow

Sea Changes

Six Seas

 

Niia

Apollonic Radiance

 

Nicks, Stevie

Moon Necklaces

 

Nyro, Laura

Light the Night

 

O

Oakes, Rodney

First Album Resurrection

 

Obama, Barack

The President of the Cool

 

P

Page, Tim

New, Old and Unexpected Interview

 

Parker, Charlie

A Bird Outside

Angel Glow

Bird and Dizzy Music Blitzkrieg

Bird Flight Meruvina Nirvana

Coincidences Abounding

Genie Genre

Into A Newborn Day

Jackie's Jazz

September Response

Six Seas

Stupendous in Invention

Two of A Kind

Unforgettable Epiphany

Year of the Monkey 1920 - Shankar, Parker and Brubeck

 

Patelson, Joseph

Patelson's Crossroads

 

Pepper, Art

Blue Rainbow Art

 

Petrucciani, Michel

A Momentous 'Round Midnight

 

Petty, Tom

Sing Me A Song

 

Presley, Elvis

Promised Land

 

Prima, Louis

Louis Prima and John Coltrane by Way of Benny Goodman

 

Prince

Sea Turtles and Prince

 

Prokofiev, Sergei

Two-Part Inventiveness

 

Q

 

R

Racy, A. J.

When A Negative Brews A Positive

 

Ragas (Indian)

Our Collective Solitude and Beyond

Painting Raga Composition Junction

Saptaka Sea

You Say Hindustani I Say North Indian

What Is A Raga?

 

Rai, Vasant

Maihar Gharana

 

Raman, Susheela

Apollonic Radiance

The Spirit Pool

 

Rao, Harihar

Astonishing Auditory Auteur: Silence Is Emboldened

Decoding A Bacchus from Bonn and A Visionary from Varanasi

Genie Genre

How Music Relates

Our Collective Solitude and Beyond

People Tapestry

Riders On the Storm

 

Reich, Steve

A Massive Bedrock

Moving Past

Triad and Triads

With Three Teachers: Steve Reich, Zakir Hussain & Lee Konitz

 

Reinhardt, Ad

Advocating Ad

Manhattan Riches

 

Rich, Buddy

Gadd's Glow

Jerry and Buddy

Nights Beyond Forgetting

 

Robinson, Eli

Leonard Altman: Music Rescuer

Red Coffee Cup

 

Robinson, Michael

Autobiography

California Dreamers

Composing with Ragas and Technology

Deploying Energy

Fence Sounds

Gratitude for Pierre Boulez

Manhattan Smoke and Miracle Mile Incense

Meruvina

Music for Rain

Music of Reflexive Adjusts

The Forgotten Pot

The Life of Thought

The Search For A New Instrument

This Mild Equator

Triad and Triads

Two Not One and Sacking A Miscue

Uneven Streets

When A Negative Brews A Positive

White Jade Floating: Time in Music

 

Rodgers, Richard

I'll Take Larry

Into A Newborn Day

Love Stands Still

 

Rolling Stones, the

Chess Not Checkers

Our Collective Solitude and Beyond

 

Rollins, Sonny

Tenor Madness

 

S

Sanchez, Poncho

for tangerines and oranges and mangos

Seraphic Surge

 

Sandow, Greg

Setting the Bar High

 

Sax, Adolphe

Before His Time

 

Scarlatti, Domenico

Phantom Puppet Poetry: Vladimir's Vicissitudes

 

Schwartz, Arthur

Alone Together

 

Seinfeld, Jerry

Jerry and Buddy

 

Shankar, Ravi

An Email From Ravi Shankar

Decoding A Bacchus from Bonn and A Visionary from Varanasi

East West Side Story

Genie Genre

How Music Relates

Melody of Rhythm: Ravi and Dmitri

Robindro-Robinson Dream

Stupendous in Invention

Voyage of Life

Year of the Monkey 1920 - Shankar, Parker and Brubeck

 

Shankar, Uday

Seeds From Uday and Robindro

 

Sharell, Jerry

Frank Sinatra Reveals the Secret of Music

Maestro of Maestros

 

Sharma, Shivkumar

Haridas and Shivkumar

Painting With Mallets and Strings Interview

Triad and Triads

Sounds from Silence

Spiritual High Interview

 

Shaw, Artie

Alone Together

Dizzying Art

 

Shearing, George

Nights Beyond Forgetting

 

Shirley, Don

Overcoming

Patelson's Crossroads

Pointers Becoming An Appreciation

 

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Spring and Spring

Extemporaneously

Melody of Rhythm: Ravi and Dmitri

Rajasthani Spring

Two-Part Inventiveness

 

Sinatra, Frank

Breakfast with Frank

Eyes of Night: Sinatra Does Tangerine

Frank Sinatra Reveals the Secret of Music

Just Amazing

Maestro of Maestros

Nightclub Dream

Sinatra and Shiva

Sinatra and Sleep

Stupendous in Invention

The Summer Kisses

 

Stanton, Harry Dean

Promised Land

 

Steely Dan

Velvet Air

 

Sting

The Feeling Is Mutual: About Sting

 

Stockhausen, Karlheinz

Incarnation of Stockhausen Zodiac Timbre

Mesmeric Mantra Enchants Even Ravens

Roll Over Nancarrow

 

Stone, Carl

Imaginary Landscape Interview

 

Stravinsky, Igor

Genie Genre

Igor-Imparted

Land of Pancakes: Walking Miracle Mile and More

Spring and Spring

 

T

Tansen

One Nature of Collaboration

 

Tatum, Art

Tatum Revelations

 

Taupin, Bernie

And Now She's In Me, Always With Me

 

textura

Post-Music

 

Tobenfeld, Emile

Priceless Musical Gems

 

Tormé, Mel

Nights Beyond Forgetting

 

Tristano, Lennie

Exemplars from Konitz and Tristano by Way of India

 

Tyner, McCoy

McCoy Tyner

 

U

 

V

Van Halen, Eddie

Dutch-Born Shining in Maui

 

Vendler, Helen

Pointers Becoming An Appreciation

Thoughts So Sublime: Helen Vendler Invents

 

Vivaldi, Antonio

Phantom Puppet Poetry: Vladimir's Vicissitudes

 

W

Wang, Yuja

The Sun of Music

 

Warhol, Andy

Composer Morning Hair and A Painter

 

Wild, Earl

Gift of a Lifetime from Earl Wild

Patelson's Crossroads

Wildly Enthralled

 

Williams, William Carlos

Allen and William and James

 

Winter, Johnny

The Preeminence of Winter

 

Withers, Bill

Bill Withers

 

Woods, Phil

Rapturous Resonance: Phil Lives

 

X

 

Y

Yeats, William Butler

Lips and Music Wed: Songstress Judy Collins

Yeats and Law

 

Young, Lester

Coltrane Was Being Candid

 

Z

Zappa, Frank

California Dreamers

 

Zawinul, Joe

Joe Nails It

 

Zigmund, Eliot

How High the Moon: Eliot Zigmund and Bill Evans