Writings about Music

Profound Spiritual and Intellectual Love

Lester Young, Jo Jones, Sweets Edison, Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Walter Page, Freddie Green and Count Basie

Lester Young cited Benny Goodman as a key progenitor of his style, exemplifying the profound spiritual and intellectual love Jewish and African Americans share for each other. Charlie Christian, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and Benny were magical together.

- Michael Robinson, October 2022, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer, programmer, jazz pianist and musicologist. His 190 albums include 151 albums for meruvina and 39 albums of piano improvisations. Robinson has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.