Writings About Music

A Vision In Rainbow

Aretha Franklin exemplifies the supreme element of syncopation in music like none other. The glorious expanse of her voice, majestic as Kilimanjaro draped in shifting, amorphous cloud coverings, enacts a purity of Shringara Rasa, the Mother of All Sentiments, covering the spark of creation and eroticism at once, in stunningly fluid fashion. The songs, "Who’s Zoomin’ Who" and "Freeway of Love", together with the first three tracks of her Jump to It album, remain pinnacles of The Art of Music.

 

- Michael Robinson, August 2018, Los Angeles

 

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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).