Writings about Music

Most In Tune

Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman

Realizing how Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman are the jazz artists most in tune with Indian classical music having to do with feel, expression, tonal quality, and interpretive spontaneity and profundity, actually learning about ragas listening to them.

Not to mention jazz...

I wish I had met them, but I did one night meet Sinatra in a dream.

Close aside Sinatra and Goodman in this raga-related context are Lee Konitz, Ben Webster, Lennie Tristano and Red Garland.

- Michael Robinson, December 2022, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer, programmer, jazz pianist and musicologist. His 198 albums include 151 albums for meruvina and 47 albums of piano improvisations. Robinson has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.